jessemkahn's picture

boys and men, i'm about to shave my head for an art project and am looking for a nice cap pattern to help keep my head warm until the hair grows back in. any suggestions for a nice, interesting, but not too complicated pattern? i definitely want to try out some fun stitching, perhaps traveling cables or something.



Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Yippee...just about the time

Yippee...just about the time I need to help a friend with a skullcap, all you wonderful fellows post a batch of links. Thanks ever so much! -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

knit4brains's picture

This is my favorite skull

This is my favorite skull cap pattern. The pattern as shown is a little bit longer than a skull cap, but if you reduce the part from beginning to crown from 9" to 7", i.e. one pattern repeat, it becomes the perfect skull cap. I've made 4 or 5 of these. You have to scroll down about halfway down the page to get to the pattern.

scottly's picture

This is my favorite site to

This is my favorite site to browse for hat patterns - they're all free.
knitting pattern central

Albert just posted the

Albert just posted the recipe for one of his wonderful slouchy hats.

Tom Hart's picture

Try googling "Hallowig" for

Try googling "Hallowig" for a knitted hair replacement.

RickeScott's picture

I really like this short-row

I really like this short-row hat from - I've made around 20 of these from both wool and cotton. I'm wearing a red cotton one right now!

YarnGuy716's picture

My current favorite hat

My current favorite hat pattern is the Botanic Hat by Steven West.

albert's picture

Our own MasonM created a

Our own MasonM created a neat skullcap that might fill the bill. You can find the pattern at:

QueerJoe's picture

If you're at all interested

If you're at all interested in doing some great, easy to follow color-work (Fair Isle style)...Asplund has a great free pattern he's recently put up on Ravelry that I'm currently making and loving.