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crohnic
10-25-2006, 12:32 PM
Hi all - I'm a new knitter and a friend has requested that I make her a hat that will hold her thick curly hair. I've seen people tuck their dreads up in hats before, but I can't find anything in the way of patterns other than a basic cap/beanie. Any suggestions where I could find a pattern that would allow a little more room for this girl's curls?

Many thanks!

rebecca
10-25-2006, 12:48 PM
This (http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/itemid_50411220/projects_display) one looks big, you can find lots of hat patterns here (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/hats.php).
Welcome to KH :waving:

crohnic
10-25-2006, 01:58 PM
This (http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/itemid_50411220/projects_display) one looks big, you can find lots of hat patterns here (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/hats.php).
Welcome to KH :waving:

Thanks so much - I'm still looking around at all of those patterns. The first link you posted looks to be about the right size - I just am apprehensive about the details since I'm such a new knitter. Can't hurt to try though! Thanks again!

nikic
10-26-2006, 10:09 AM
Wouldn't that mess up her hair? If I did that to my curly hair, it would get fuzzy. :shrug:

Anyhoo, here's another pattern. Not a hat, but still very cute.
http://www.knitandtonic.typepad.com/dreamswatchwrap.pdf

crohnic
10-26-2006, 10:13 AM
Wouldn't that mess up her hair? If I did that to my curly hair, it would get fuzzy. :shrug:

Anyhoo, here's another pattern. Not a hat, but still very cute.
http://www.knitandtonic.typepad.com/dreamswatchwrap.pdf

I have curly hair too, and I know what you mean. She's looking for something to tuck her hair into - kind of a head sock if you will. She lives in FL, so the need for warmth isn't the necessity; it's the bad-hair-day-hide that is being sought.

gardenmommy
10-26-2006, 10:48 AM
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/hair/snood.htm

What about something like this?

crohnic
10-26-2006, 11:24 AM
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/hair/snood.htm

What about something like this?

That's closer - more of a hood thing I think.

I wish I had a picture - I'll dig around and see if I can find one. Maybe that will help.

mulene
10-26-2006, 12:31 PM
http://proudmommy.tripod.com/snood.html

how about a snood? OK that one isn't knitted but is that the sort of thing you mean?

crohnic
10-26-2006, 12:36 PM
http://proudmommy.tripod.com/snood.html

how about a snood? OK that one isn't knitted but is that the sort of thing you mean?


YES!!! :happydance: Now if we could find a knitting pattern for one....

Thanks so much!!

mulene
10-26-2006, 12:40 PM
right - I found one but I dont think its right... Basically its knit using a chunky yarn.

Now what you could do is create your own using circular needles.

I would suggest a longish circ.. lemme see what else I can find

OK this was the one I found that was too chunky IMO

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kjif-hood.html

I used to have a fabulous knitted snood in the 80's - honestly that thing could be used as a snood (snuggly hood), a bandeau top (not that I'd have dared wear that) or even a mini skirt - and yes I did wear it as one once in the 80's with a huge wide belt slung across my hips. Oh for the days of being skinny enough to wear it as all those things instead of now where it's just a hood ;P

mulene
10-26-2006, 12:49 PM
OOh and another material one rather than knitted but maybe you could come up with something from this as inspiration?

http://www.tznius.com/cgi-bin/product.pl?productid=55&groupid=30

crohnic
10-26-2006, 12:55 PM
Hmm... I've never tried to knit one without a pattern - guess it's time to learn. Any suggestions or hints you guys have are appreciated. Now that we've found the basic concept, it can't be THAT difficult, can it? :??

mulene
10-26-2006, 01:07 PM
hrm a cowl type thing here:

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60121A.html

mulene
10-26-2006, 01:09 PM
It depends really - the cowl type things I would say are very easy - a nice big circ needle (long cable) or two circs (or even magic loop style one needle) and create a tube. You could add cables or other stitch patterns in for definition.

crohnic
10-26-2006, 01:13 PM
It depends really - the cowl type things I would say are very easy - a nice big circ needle (long cable) or two circs (or even magic loop style one needle) and create a tube. You could add cables or other stitch patterns in for definition.

Would she just not put the cowl part around her neck? I'm just wondering if the opening would be too big. She wants to just wear it on her hair.

mulene
10-27-2006, 07:12 AM
Yep the cowl part goes on the neck - its like a tube, you put your head through the tube then pull it up over your head so its like a sort of hood.

If she does just want a hair covering you could knit a piece the same shape / size as the material piece in the original link I gave - then use that and follow the instructions for putting it together.

You would need to work out the decreases to get the half moon shape at the end. I'd suggest making a small one with some cheap yarn as a mock up and write it down as you go. That way you can then make a proper one using the yarn you pick =D