Having never made anything for myself, I was wanting to make a hat. The attached is a crochet pattern hat. Does anyone have a similar knitting pattern?
Fiber trends has a pattern:
"Everybody's favorite hat and scarf set."
Pattern is for Bulky, heavy worsted, and worsted...3 sets of patterns.
It's a ribbed design that creates a cool effect on the hat, looks like flying buttresses. Because it's ribbed, it fits great, and it's AMAZINGLY fast and easy to knit. I can knit a hat on the plane trip from Portland to SF in Heavy worsted
I keep coming back to your post, not because I have anything useful to say on the making of the hat. But because the guy in the hat is absolutely gorgeous! (took me awhile to drag my eyes away long enough to even notice he was wearing a hat)
YEAH HE IS! but his lips need to be a little more pink....right now he looks like rigamortis(sp?) has set in LOL
Thank you for all the wonderful ideas. I will be doing some research this weekend!
BTW----I got the Barbara Walker "Treasury of Knitting Patterns" yesterday in the mail. Dang...it is an excellent resource book!
Here is a web-site with a number of free hat patterns. Never know what you may find....I love this one...only problem there are too many to choose from and so little time.
Great hat. Stunning model. 'Nuf said.
In a more serious vein, you might want to look at the Halfdome Hat from Knitty.com. I've made it several times. You could omit the rolled edge by doing a seed stitch or ribbing edge. Halfdome Hat from Knitty.com
The Zeebee has a few tricks like a single crochet cast on (single crochet chains are EASY, but you can just do longtail instead really) and garter stitch grafting. But it looks pretty close to the one you posted. Scroll down to the image at the bottom of the link for a better shot.
There's one called the London beanie it will probably come up if yopu google it.
Knit away, knit away
The first hat I did was on circulars (Denise!!!!), and super simple, it should look similar to your pic, with a slight ripple at the top:
'Cinch Sack' type hat
Take a pair of circular needles, of appropriate size for your yarn, and wrap the cable of the needles around your head. You want the flexible part to go entirely around your head w/o too much slack and the hard needle parts hanging free, but not too short either. Remove, and then cast on enough stitches to match the circumference of your head (I used a super chunky yarn, and it took about 26 stitches on size 17 needles). Join in a circle and knit every stitch. Work until the hat is as tall as you want about 6-10 inches should do. (try it on while still on the needles) then cut the yarn leaving a tail. thread the tail into a tapestry needle, and run it through every stitch on the needle, removing the stitches as you go. Pull it tight, weave in loose ends - Done!
here's a blog i posted a while back...but the pattern is so simple. here's the link:
and here's my unofficial pattern:
i normally don't do swatches, i just look @ the yarn & the needles i'm using and start casting on. but for most, i'd recommend you make a swatch using both the yarn and the needles you'll be using for your beanie. if you have 10 stitches per 4 inches, and your head is 20 inches in circumference, then you need to cast on 50 stitches (for example).
i personally do some type of ribbing (in this one, it's a 2x2 rib....i would have opted for 1x1 now that it's finished).
knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit
decreasing: you have to make sure you KNOW how many stitches you have. figure out what it's divisible by...i like numbers divisible by 10...but here's a general idea. you change the numbers depending on how many stitches you got on the needles:
(this is for a multiple of 10...i had 90 stitches, so there's 9 repeats)
break yarn, draw through remaining loops, thead yarn through hole, pull together inside hat (so as to NOT create a point that sticks off your head)
weave in any ends.
so if you find you need to start decreasing w/ like 64 stitches, then you'll *k6 k2tog* knit next round, *k5 k2tog* etc. you should know when to switch to DPNs and finish....just follow the directions above.
for 81 stitches it's 9...you'll repeat the decrease 9 times.... *k7 k2tog* to end, knit next row, k6 k2tog, etc.
this creates a subtle spiral..sometimes not too subtle....unless you k 2 rounds in between your decrease rounds.
any help, post your pix in response and what you did and if i can help, help is yours!
happy knitting and knit on!
I've got this pattern for a flat-top hat. http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Artyarns-Supermerino_Flat_Top_Hat_P51-2006.html
I was looking for a pattern to knit a hat with a flat top and have used this one quite a bit. A tiny bit complex up at the top, but very fun.
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