View Full Version : FO's Hats & neckwarmers... INCLUDING PATTERNS!!

01-14-2006, 03:36 PM
So many requests for hats! These are the ones I have finished in the last week!
The baby blue hat and pink piggytails hats are both made of Caron Simply Soft yarn.
The cables hat is made from Lion Brand Worsted Weight Wool Ease.
The 'Nut' hat and neckwarmer are made from Modadea Cache.
And the Cranberry kerchief was made from Lion Brand Wool Ease Worsted Weight.

01-14-2006, 03:37 PM
Those are great! Love the pigtail hat. :rofling: You've been busy!!

01-14-2006, 03:42 PM
Did you get the pigtail hat from a pattern, or didja make it up yourself?? That is SO cool!

And, love the picot edge on the baby blue hat!

01-14-2006, 03:53 PM
I have seen the pig tail hat pattern from MagKnits, but it's for a nearly adult size hat, and the hat I knit is for my 10 month old niece. So I didn't bother with the magknits pattern at all.
What I decided to do was make a hat which I knew would fit her perfect, slap it on her head and kinds figure out where the pig tail holes should go based on her hair and such. Then I came home and made an identical hat, but with the holes for pigtails. I just winged it. Looking back I could have saved myself a bunch of grief has I just 'shrunk' the Mag Knits pattern... but oh well!
I am now pounding out the specifics of a hat with one pigtail hole for my nearly 12 year old daughter... she has so much hair that I'm going to have to make the pigtail hole HUGE! I'll post a pic of it when I get that one done... hopefull by the end of today! :XX: :XX: :XX:
Thanks for the encouragement!! :cheering:

01-14-2006, 04:15 PM
Love the pigtail hat too! Everything looks wonderful. :cheering:

01-14-2006, 04:42 PM
Very nice! :thumbsup: The pigtail hat is too cute!

01-14-2006, 06:41 PM
Thanks for the support everyone! :cheering: :cheering: Now back to my knitting! :X:

01-14-2006, 07:28 PM
That pigtail hat is SO cute!


01-14-2006, 07:30 PM
Love it all!! The pigtail hat is too cute- I can picture a cute little one with the pig tails sticking out!! :thumbsup:

01-14-2006, 07:48 PM
OK you are SO going to have write down a pattern for the pigtail hat. That is the coolest thing in the world! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

01-15-2006, 05:36 AM
I'll be posting the pattern soon =)

01-15-2006, 09:46 AM
Very nice knitting! I love to do the scalloped hem on little girl stuff too.

I had never seen "pigtail hats" before this morning.

01-15-2006, 10:52 AM
:thumbsup: Great job on them all!!!

01-15-2006, 10:56 AM
Beautiful work!!! The pigtail hat is so clever & cute! Everything is awesome!

01-16-2006, 03:45 PM
Those are ALL great!!! I can't decide which one I like the best!

01-16-2006, 05:23 PM
I love the one with pig tails!!! Im gonna try to make one for my niece... she just turned one... ;)

01-16-2006, 06:51 PM
Here's the pattern for the Pink Pigtails Hat.
I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Watermellon.
Size 5 and 7 circular needles and size 7 dpns.

This hat is knit with a hemmed edge. Work St st for the desired length of the facing. (In this pattern I knit 5 rnds for the facing and used the picot edge) For the picot edge, work a turning round of *k2tog, yo; repeat from *. For a straight edge, work a turning round by purling all sts. Work the same number of rounds as in the facing, then fold facing along turning round to inside of hat, and attach as follows: Pick up the edge of the first cast-on st and knit this together with the first st on the needle. continue around in this manner, working the edge of the corresponding cast-on stitch together with the st on the needle.

With size US 5 circ needles CO 74sts place marker and join in round
Knit 5 rounds
Turning round: see above for directions
Knit 5 rounds
Hem edge
Change to US 7 circ needle.
Continue to knit each round until hat measures 10cm from bottom edge.

Start Pigtail holes:
BO 4sts, K 29 sts, BO 4 sts, K 37 sts. break yarn
Now you're going to work the front and back of the hat as 'flat knitting'.
Start with the front 29 sts and work 3 rows of St st, break yarn
Work the last 37 sts in the same manner.
Your last row you knit should leave you at the beginning of the round where you bound off the first 4 sts.
I needed very small pigtail holes, so I knit TWO rounds. Make sure to make the sts which close off the pigtail holes very tight so there isn't a huge gap.
Dec rnd 1: dec 2 sts evenly spaced

(If you need large holes for the pigtails to fit through: CO 4 sts, K29, CO 4 sts, K37... then knit 1 round even.
Dec rnd 1: dec 10 sts evenlys paced)

K 2 rnds
Dec Rnd 2: *K2, K2tog; repeat from *
K 1 rnd
Dec Rnd 3: *K1, K2tog: repeat from *
K1 rnd
Dec Rnd 4, 5 & 6: *K2tog; repeat from *
You should end up with 4 sts, break yarn, thread tail through rem sts, pull tight, and fasten to the inside.
Weave in lose ends.

Now we have to go back and add the little turtle necks that the pigtails come out of.

Using 5 dpns
Pick up 4 sts on each side of the pigtail hole. One DPN for each side.
(to make this easier I used a crochet hook the same size as my dps to pick-up the sts and then transfered those sts to my DPN. It worked like a charm!)
Join, and knit St st for 12-16 rows depending upon how long you want the turtlenecks to be. I did 12 rows on the one pictured.
Weave in ends

Since the turtlenecks are in St st they will naturally roll at the top, and that's what we want!

I hope I didn't miss any instructions :blush:
If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or leave a comment on my blog!

01-16-2006, 07:00 PM
I am definitely going to try to make it... :)

01-16-2006, 07:08 PM
Since making the two pigtail hat for my niece, my daughter felt she was in need of a single pigtail hat... since she's too cool for double pigtails.
Here's the pattern for the Mono-Pigtail hat lol

Lion Brand Cranberry Wool Ease worsted weight
US size 5 & 6 circ needles and size 6 dpn
Tapestry Needle

Size US 5 circ needle
CO 92
Place marker and join, being careful not to twist sts.
Work Hemmed edge same as above pattern.
K5 rnds
*K2tog, yo; repeat from *
K5 rnds
Fold sts at turning rnd and Hem
Change to US size 6 needles and procede
K 24 rnds or until hat measures 4.5" from turning rnd.
BO 8 sts, K to end
Now we're going to work the sts as 'flat knitting'
Row 1:Turn work and P
Row 2: turn work and K
Row 3: turn work and P
Row 4 turn work and K
Row 5: P
Row 6: K
Row 7: P
Row 8: k
Back to working in rnd
CO 8 sts (this makes the pig tail hole an 8st X 8 st hole)
K 3 rnds or until hat measures 6" approximately
Change to dpns when necessary
1st Dec rnd: Dec 12 sts evenly=80 sts remain
K 2 rnd
2nd Dec rnd: *K2, K2tog; repeat from *=60 sts remain
K 2 rnds
3rd Dec rnd: *K1, K2tog; repeat from *=40 sts remain
K 2 rnds
4th 5th and 6th Dec rnd: *K2tog; repeat from *=5 sts remain
Cut yarn, thread tail through remaining sts, pull tight, and fasten to inside.
Weave in all ends

To add the big pigtail portal out the back:
P/U and knit 8 sts from each side using your DPN's, join
(I used a crochet hook to p/u the sts and then transfered them to my DPNs which made this much easier for me.)
Work St st for 12-16 rnds depending upon the length you desire. In the photo shown I knit 16 rnds.
Break yarn.
Weave in all ends

01-16-2006, 07:10 PM
The Pink Pigtails hat was made for my 9 month old niece whose head measures 16". The hat fits her now and has enough room so it'll fit her longer than she's going to want to wear it!
You can easily adjust the length of the hat by just knitting fewer rows before the pig tail holes.

Jan in CA
01-16-2006, 07:42 PM
W/O pigtails in it your baby looks like a tiny adorable alien! I love it!

01-16-2006, 07:42 PM
Great job! That pigtail hat is adorable and I love that multicolored yarn -- gorgeous!

01-16-2006, 10:49 PM
That pigtail hat is awesome!

01-17-2006, 01:50 AM
You have been busily knitting wonderful things....WTG!! :cheering: :cheering:

01-17-2006, 04:26 AM
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Thank you for checking out my FO's Rebecca!
I hope you are feeling better! :happydance:

Everyone on this forum has contributed to my ability to knit these items! If I wasn't able to log in and read all the encouragement and how-to's I'd have given up months ago! Thanks everyone!
Designing these hats has been great, and the praise everyone gives builds my confidence, and makes me want to hit the drawing board and design some more stuff!!