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knitwit2
09-30-2006, 12:45 PM
I am looking for a basic child hat pattern. I looked through all the free pattern sites and I can't find one. Please help!!!!

Jan in CA
09-30-2006, 01:10 PM
How old is the child?

You can create your own basic knit hat from this site (http://www.mielkesfarm.com/bsic_hat.htm). I used it when I first learned how to knit hats in the round.

Here's another:
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevs-basic-hat.html

Mama Bear
09-30-2006, 10:49 PM
By basic do you mean stocking hat, skull cap, just one that pulls over close to the head, bonnet style?

I made this child's hat (http://www.beartoes.com/gallery2/v/tychus-baby-cashmere.jpg.html) that stays on well when it's knit with DK weight yarn and smaller needles.

The pattern is the Tychus from knitty (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTtychus.html) The pattern calls for size 9 US needles for an adult male hat. I used size 3 or 4 needles (sorry I can't remember which) and some DK weight yarn for a hat for a 1 year old. Just measure the child's head and compare the gauge. Do a strip of garter stitches to get your gauge (the hat is done in short row garter stitches sidesways). It has a LOT of stretch so your gauge doesn't have to be dead on.

Mama Bear

Yarnlady
10-01-2006, 07:31 AM
The pattern is the Tychus from knitty (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTtychus.html)

I made this one, too, and found it go fast and was quite unique when finished.

gardenmommy
10-01-2006, 08:09 AM
Were you looking for one knit flat and then seamed or one knit in the round?

http://www.kidsknits.com/hat.htm

I like this one (in the round), it goes quickly with bulky yarn, and it has a neat swirly decrease on the top!

knitwit2
10-01-2006, 02:57 PM
Thanks everybody for you input!!

Mama Bear
10-01-2006, 07:08 PM
Here is one more to add to the mix! Free pattern (http://funknits.com/opal_saphir_roll_brim_hat.htm) with matching fingerless mits.

Mama Bear