Knitting A Hat
I love knitting hats.
There are so many styles to choose from. Some are cute ,some are pretty some are big some are little some are bizarre and some are just strange..But all are fun to make.
Knitting hats make for great fashion statements..and even better when you can say "I made that ".
Knitting hats are for warmth as well, great for keeping ears warm as well as the head.
I find knitting hats in the round is what works best for me. I do not like having a seam to deal with before the hat is finished.. I also prefer using a 16 inch circular needles over the double pointed needles or straight needles. That is because once I have made sure my work is not twisted and joined to form a ring its pretty much smooth sailing..when I set my work down I can slide my work on to the cable and not worry about dropping stitches....round and round and round we go , and before you know it another hat is made.
Please visit the links I have provided to get the free patterns....
Slouchy Sock Head Hat
This perfectly slouchy hat that can be knit using just one skein of sock yarn.
It is simply constructed with a wide ribbed brim that folds up for extra warmth while the rest flops and folds over.
Sock Head Hat
How To Block Your Hat
The idea of blocking is to get the knitting into the proper shape without stretching the hat or damaging the fibers.
Blocking redistributes the stitches to make them even.
Its is found through experience that blocking works best on any type of natural fibers..
To start you would place your hat in a sink full of lukewarm water, soaking it.
Allow the water to drain. Gentle push on the hat to remove some of the water..DO NOT WRING OR TWIST.
Roll your hat into a towel in order to squeeze out the excess water.
Place your hat over an upturned bowl,allow to dry on the upturned bowl. Try to choose a bowl to create the appropriate size and shape. As the hat dries it will retain the shape
Some people use a balloon that has been inflated or filled with water to the appropriate size. Just pull the damp hat over the balloon and allow to dry.
Styrofoam heads are also used for blocking hats, these are the heads that typically are designed to hold wigs..They can be purchased at a beauty supply store.
Copy.Cat C.C (Colorado Chick) Beanie
This hat is a copycat version of the C.C. Beanie. (Colorado Chick).
I had so much fun knitting this one...I have made several, and can see many more in my future..Everyone loves it and I keep getting request from non knitters to make one for them or for a family member or a friend of theirs..
It looks really cool in any color.
It can be knit up as a regular beanie , for my Grand Daughter I knit it as a ponytail hat..Meaning the top or crown is left open so that a ponytail or a bun can be pulled through.
Broken Rib Hat
- Broken Rib Hat
Pattern for free as a download on Ravelry. This is made with Lotus Yarns new superwash merino aran weight yarn which is super soft and warm.
Broken Rib Hat
Heel Stitch Hat
- Heel Stitch Hat - the purl bee
If unusual hats are what you enjoy knitting, you'll love these Heel Stitch Hats. Because of its stability, the heel stitch is typically set aside for use in the heel of knit socks.
Knitted Newborn Hats
Newborn Hats For Charity
I can't think of a better reason to make a hat , than using our craft knowledge to benefit another.
There is nothing sweeter than knitting a hat for a baby.
They are quick little needle projects that can be done in an evening. Fast, Easy and Fun!
Bev from: Make Your Own .. said: A needlecraft store near her home, Country Needle Works, (For any of the local readers near Hudsonville, Michigan) has different service projects listed on their website that knitters can help with. She decided she could help by knitting some newborn hats that are used by the maternity ward of her local hospital. But their website did not include any patterns, and after doing some Internet searching and not being quite happy with anything she found, she sort of mixed and matched ideas and came up with her own pattern.
Please: If this is something that you may be interested in doing, Check with your local yarn source. They may have a similar program.
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Faythe Payne (author) from USA on November 04, 2013:
Toopie...under the picture click on the writing that is highlighted in blue..it should take you to the pattern..
TOOPIE on November 03, 2013:
love the hat patterns but how do I get the pattern instructions please, can't seem to find them...thank you
Faythe Payne (author) from USA on February 12, 2013:
Thank You Vickiw
Vickiw on February 12, 2013:
Really sweet Hub. I love to knit things like this in the evenings, while supposedly "watching" TV. Nice to have little projects like this on the go. It is relaxing, and interesting too. I admire the wy you organised this Hub