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Knitted Hat Using Self Striping Yarn

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Top Of hat.

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Knitting A Childs Hat

Knitting hats is a rewarding and fun experience..

One of the best parts of knitting is that once you master the fundamentals, it's easy to make any pattern all your own.

Knitted hats are very popular right now and they keep your head and ears warm.

Knitting a Child's hat is an easy project for beginners. A project that will be a good way to practice using both a circular knitting needle and double-pointed needles. Knitting a child's hat is also a good way to try out and learn a new stitch or technique. I often spend a few evenings knitting in front of the television. Because knitting a hat is such a small project I can take it along to a Doctor's appointment or any other place that I know I will be waiting. Before I know it I have a warm hat for myself, for a loved one or for a gift. You can use worsted or bulky weight yarn to make a hat. It is best choose a washable fiber such as acrylic or a wool blend. I love the self stripping yarn that can now be purchased. Some are different color strips and some have a built in pattern. Amazing that it can do that.

Knit caps, were originally made of woo, now however,they can be and are made of synthetic fibers or yarn, they were designed to provide warmth in cold weather. Now they are a fashion statement as well as practical and functional.


If you know the basics of knitting, which would be to cast on, cast off, and decrease, then you are good to go.

All you need to knit this hat is some yarn, knitting needles, and a bit of time, and a few other basic items and you are ready to knit. It is quite easy and won't take too much time.





Simple Hat With Self Striping Yarn

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Knit a child's hat free pattern

After having followed a few patterns and learning the basic skills for hat knitting..I was able to create this pattern for a basic child's hat..Although simplistic as it is , it has become my favorite..as it easy and knits up fairly fast.....I have used a variety of yarns ..however for the pattern below, I am using yarn that I had on hand , so the pattern reflects that. Choose what you like just be sure to follow gauge for the yarn you are using and adjust needle accordingly.

Knit a child's hat free pattern

Child's Basic Knit Hat

Sizes: Small, Medium, Large

Yarn: 1 ball Deborah Norville Serenity Garden Yarn

Needles: size 6 US ..16" circular needles and a size 6 double pointed needles (dpn's)

pattern given for size small . medium and large shown in ( ) as (M L).

Cast on 96 (104,112) stitches onto the circular needle. Join . You will be knitting in the round. Be sure that your stitches are not twisted. (once you start knitting you will not be able to untwist with out taking it apart). Place a marker this is to mark the beginning of the round.

K2, P2 for 2 inches.

Begin stockinette stitch for 5 1/2 ( 6, 6) inches ....(stockinette stitch is knitting every round).

Measure from the cast on edge.

To knit the crown :....Its going to get a harder to get around the circle, as we decrease, so now would be a good time to switch to double pointed needles..

Rnd 1 : K6, K2 together, repeat in this fashion to end of Rnd

Rnd 2 : knit 1 round

Rnd 3 : K5, K2 together, repeat to end of round

Rnd 4 : knit 1 round

Rnd 5 : K4, K2 together, repeat to end of round

Rnd 6 : Knit 1 round

Rnd 7 : K3, K2 together, repeat to end of round

Rnd 8 : Knit 1 round

Rnd 9 : K2, K2 together, repeat to end of round

Rnd 10 : Knit 1 round

Rnd 11: K1, K2 together, repeat to end of round

Rnd 12 : Knit 1 round

Rnd 13: K2 together, repeat to end of round

Rnd 14 : Knit 1 round

Cut a length of yarn about 12 inches long and thread a yarn needle. pull yarn through the remaining stitches and pull very gently to close up the opening. Push the needle through to the inside of hat, secure yarn , weave ends and cut thread.

NOTE: If you would like to make a smaller hat you would cast 8 stitches less.

For a larger hat you would add 8 more stitches to your cast on..Be sure to consider the the length of your hat as well .



How To Make A Pom Pom Using two cardboard circles

Does your hat need a pom pom Supplies needed: 2 cardboard doughnuts..I used a shirt box, so that it would be easier to cut through. Scissors tapestry or yarn needle yarn

Does your hat need a pom pom Supplies needed: 2 cardboard doughnuts..I used a shirt box, so that it would be easier to cut through. Scissors tapestry or yarn needle yarn

Cut out 2 circles from cardboard. Cut 2 circles from center to make a doughnut. The size of the circle will depend on how big a pom pom you want. I used a drinking glass for thew outside circle, for the inside I used a bottle cap.

Cut out 2 circles from cardboard. Cut 2 circles from center to make a doughnut. The size of the circle will depend on how big a pom pom you want. I used a drinking glass for thew outside circle, for the inside I used a bottle cap.

Thread tapestry needle with yarn and pull it through the doughnut hole, in and out ..over and over.

Thread tapestry needle with yarn and pull it through the doughnut hole, in and out ..over and over.

Completely cover the doughnut with the yarn. The more yarn you use the fuller your pom pom will be.

Completely cover the doughnut with the yarn. The more yarn you use the fuller your pom pom will be.

With scissors cut the yarn carefully around the out side edge. Your scissor blade should go between the two pieces of cardboard.

With scissors cut the yarn carefully around the out side edge. Your scissor blade should go between the two pieces of cardboard.

Take another piece of yarn and gently place between the two pieces of cardboard. Pull tight. Tie.

Take another piece of yarn and gently place between the two pieces of cardboard. Pull tight. Tie.

Leave the long tails , They will be used to attach the pom pom to your hat. You can give your pom pom a little trim to round it up if you like.

Leave the long tails , They will be used to attach the pom pom to your hat. You can give your pom pom a little trim to round it up if you like.

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Comments

Mary on September 16, 2020:

Your hat looks amazing. What size head does the "small medium or large" fit? I would like to knit these for my four grandchildren all who range from 3-8 years old. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

Robin on December 13, 2019:

Thanks for this pattern . Used thicker yarn and larger needles and was able to make two this afternoon.

Faythe Payne (author) from USA on January 02, 2013:

I will be posting a picture of a hat I am making for my granddaughter very soon..

Shining Irish Eyes from Upstate, New York on January 02, 2013:

You are so right - knitted hats are very popular. Can't wait to see what you create.

Priyanka Estambale from United States on January 01, 2013:

I am a beginner Knitter, but these patterns are beautiful!!

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