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Tue Dec 13, 2011, 09:57 PM

Super easy knit hat:

140g/5oz yarn and #15 needles. I used Loops & Threads brand Country Loom yarn, which is listed as a "Super Bulky" (though I found it less thick than some other super bulky yarns.)


Cast on 17 stitches for a hat that ends up 8" wide (when flat)

Work in garter stitch until the piece is just over 16" long. Cast off, leaving a LONG tail.

Fold in half (joining beginning of the piece to the end) and use the tail to sew the bottom and top edges together.

Fold the top of the opposite side of the tube you've made into the top of the sewn edge and stitch together (one stitch should do it for all the steps until the pom-pom.)

Fold the top center of the two ovals the above step made into the top center and stitch.

Fold the top center of the four smaller ovals the above step made into the top center and stitch.

Make a pom-pom (I used these instructions: http://www.helloknitty.com/pdfs/pompom.pdf) and sew that to the gathered top.

I made a hat from start-to-finish in 3 hours whie watching Battlestar Galactica DVDs w/mr. beac and I still have to "look" while I knit. Knitting experts should get much better mileage.

BTW, I based my size on the following info on average head sizes:

http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html#hat

(This is also where I learned I have the average head size of a 10-year-old child. )


Be kind, this is my first-ever attempt to write out a "pattern" I winged as I went along.

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beac Dec 2011 OP
2banon Feb 2012 #1
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pipi_k Feb 2012 #3
beac Feb 2012 #4
surrealAmerican Feb 2012 #5
beac Feb 2012 #6

Response to beac (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 01:49 AM

1. I'm still working on crochet, but think about taking up knitting too

 

so this will be a great tutorial when I do, thanks for writing this up!

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Response to 2banon (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 05:47 AM

2. You're welcome!

FYI, if you are looking for more ideas as you get into knitting, Ravelry is a great resource for free patterns (chrochet too!). You can search by type of project, skill livel, amount of yarn you have, yarn weight, etc. You have to join to get the patterns, but it's free. https://www.ravelry.com

Warning: You may end up like me with approximately seven lifetimes-worth of patterns stored!

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Response to beac (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 09:38 PM

3. So hey...

how about an easy scarf to go along with your hat?

A friend of mine gave me a pattern for something called a "potato chip" scarf. It's ruffly and very pretty.

I'm doing mine on a loom, but it's actually made for needles...

All knitting stitches

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Cast on 20 stitches and then knit across to the other end.


Row 1: Knit 8, turn

Row 2: Knit 8, turn

Row 3: Knit 6, turn

Row 4: Knit 6, turn

Row 5: Knit 4, turn

Row 6: Knit 4, turn

Row 7: Knit 20

Follow rows 1 - 7 until scarf is as long as you want. What will happen is that you're making what's called "short rows" by knitting 8, 6, and 4 stitches respectively, on each side. These short rows, when long enough, will start to form a "ruffle".

When scarf is long enough, end on row 7 and bind off.

I would recommend using a size 8 - 11 needle and medium weight knitting worsted.




PS...this is what it would look like...

http://oceanwavesquilts.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54f07d8cf8834012877aafba8970c-500wi

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 05:07 PM

4. Cool scarf and great for a quick knit-fix and/or gift.

Copied and saved to my "TO MAKE" list. Thanks!

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Response to beac (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 10:48 PM

5. One thing you might want to note for less experienced knitters:

I'm assuming (based on your needle size) that this is made with either "bulky" or "super bulky" yarn, or with multiple strands of a thinner yarn "knit together" as if they were a single strand.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 12:10 PM

6. Yup, that IS important, isn't it?

I used Loops & Threads brand Country Loom yarn, which is listed as a "Super Bulky" (though I found it less thick than some other super bulky yarns.)

Thanks for the catch! Going to edit the OP now...

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