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daydreamer
11-24-2007, 09:09 PM
So, my dilemna is this. I'm looking for an easy hat pattern that does not require circle needles. The only one that I have ever seen is from a Klutz book--it has you follow a pattern and then sew up the side. However, i can't seem to get a hold of that particular pattern, so I'm stuck. I've never made anything more difficult than a flat piece, but I am quite familiar with decreasing and increasing.

Thanks in advance!

hollandcrew
11-24-2007, 09:12 PM
Here is a baby hat from Knitty Gritty. i have not made it yet but it is in my "to make" pile. hope this helps.

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_4826209,00.html

Jan in CA
11-24-2007, 11:25 PM
Most people prefer hats w/o seams so that is why two needle hats are hard to find. Here's one -
http://tiajudy.com/gartercaps.htm

yarnrainbow
11-25-2007, 05:09 AM
Try this one from Coats and Clark. It has all sizes from Infant to Adult and is knitted flat. Gotcha Covered #1 (http://www.coatsandclark.com/cgi-bin/MsmGo.exe?grab_id=275&page_id=2426112&query=gotcha+covered&hiword=COVER+COVERAGE+COVERING+COVERS+COVERUP+cove red+gotcha+)

You'll need Adobe Reader to view and download the pattern since it is in .pdf format.

alleusion
11-25-2007, 05:13 AM
I have a book with 2 needle hats for toddler to young teen sizes. I only have size 1 circs right now for socks, so these are the only hats I can do.

brittyknits
11-25-2007, 10:42 AM
I was going to suggest http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Knitting/Projects/Accessories/LW1268+Gotcha+Covered+1.htm -- but yarnrainbow beat me to it:) . This is a great, great hat pattern, and not only does it have every size, it has every yarn weight.

Miley384
11-25-2007, 11:08 AM
THIS PATTERN WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Jk. It is easy though. Enjoy!
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevsbasichat.html

Jan in CA
11-25-2007, 02:21 PM
THIS PATTERN WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Jk. It is easy though. Enjoy!
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevsbasichat.html

It's a nice two needle hat, but I think life changing is a bit of a stretch. ;)

northernlights
11-27-2007, 04:25 PM
Hi, I'm a new member. Restarted knitting recently after a 20-some year absence. Now I'm teaching my daughter-in-law to knit and she needed a nice, easy hat to go with the several scarves she's made this week. We're excited to try one of these patterns. Thanks!:happydance:

jess_hawk
11-28-2007, 03:06 AM
Several scarves in one WEEK? I'm impressed. I hate scarves (easily bored and I don't know how anyone can stand to wear them - I love a breeze on my neck).
Might I ask why you don't want a circular pattern? Do you dislike it, not own circular needles or dpns, or just trying to get more comfortable knitting flat before you try?
Another thing to note: depending on the pattern, if you see a pattern you like that is written in the round, I or someone else on here might be able to rewrite it for knitting flat (I've gone the other way a couple of times, knitting things in the round that are written flat, so I should be able to handle the transfer).
Try www.headhuggers.com (http://www.headhuggers.com) . I believe the flame hat is written to be worked flat, so if you just ignore the intarsia and work straight for that many rows, you should be good.

Shandeh
11-28-2007, 03:47 AM
Here are some more:
Super Bulky Cabled Hat (http://abmatik.blogspot.com/2006/08/super-bulky-cabled-hat.html)
Simple Ribbed Hat (http://www.knitlist.com/95gift/simphat.htm)
Chunky Ribbed Hat (http://www.groovy-mom.com/crafty/patterns/chunkyribbedhat.shtml)
Shaker Rib Hat (http://www.maggiesrags.com/freeshakerhat.htm)
Shark Hat (http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/hats/footyhat.htm)
4 Cable Hat (http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/hatfourcable.htm)
Stretchy Knit Hat (http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt08.htm)
Lace Elegance Hat (http://kodymayknits.blogspot.com/2006/10/kmays-eyelet-lace-elegance-hat.html)
Terrific Turtle Hat (http://kodymayknits.blogspot.com/2007/03/terrific-turtle-hat-pattern.html)
Lion Suede Hat with Pom Pom (http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=25000)
Bobble Hat with Ear Flaps (http://princesspumpkin.wordpress.com/2007/03/05/bubble-hat-free-pattern/)
Raleigh Hills Cabled Hat (http://rilana.citygirlsknit.com/?p=256)

Maui Knitter
11-29-2007, 06:32 PM
I'm a new knitter and I wanted to make my 2 month old a pumpkin hat for Halloween. Knitting stores (and therefore needles) are hard to come by on Maui so I didn't have the circular needles required for the pattern.

I used my straight needles and followed the stitch count and decreases for the hat I made and just flipped at the "end" of each row. When I knit enough rows to make the hat long enough I just bound off and sewed the hat together using mattress stitch. There was still a seam but it was minimal.

boo1
11-30-2007, 11:43 AM
Here are some more:
Super Bulky Cabled Hat (http://abmatik.blogspot.com/2006/08/super-bulky-cabled-hat.html)
Simple Ribbed Hat (http://www.knitlist.com/95gift/simphat.htm)
Chunky Ribbed Hat (http://www.groovy-mom.com/crafty/patterns/chunkyribbedhat.shtml)
Shaker Rib Hat (http://www.maggiesrags.com/freeshakerhat.htm)
Shark Hat (http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/hats/footyhat.htm)
4 Cable Hat (http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/hatfourcable.htm)
Stretchy Knit Hat (http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt08.htm)
Lace Elegance Hat (http://kodymayknits.blogspot.com/2006/10/kmays-eyelet-lace-elegance-hat.html)
Terrific Turtle Hat (http://kodymayknits.blogspot.com/2007/03/terrific-turtle-hat-pattern.html)
Lion Suede Hat with Pom Pom (http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=25000)
Bobble Hat with Ear Flaps (http://princesspumpkin.wordpress.com/2007/03/05/bubble-hat-free-pattern/)
Raleigh Hills Cabled Hat (http://rilana.citygirlsknit.com/?p=256)


:thumbsup:

Shandeh
11-30-2007, 02:21 PM
You're welcome. :)

I prefer knitting in the round as well, but decided to see what hat patterns I could find that are knit on straights.

miss_molly
11-30-2007, 08:01 PM
For anyone wanting baby hats, this is pretty, and has instructions for both 2 needles and double points -
http://www.p2designs.com/pdfs/ptn-HatBabySlSt.pdf

Here's another cute one knitted with 2 needles, but there's a link in it to a version knit in the round -
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babynewhat.htm

JaneDivided
12-01-2007, 11:56 AM
THIS PATTERN WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Jk. It is easy though. Enjoy!
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevsbasichat.html
I have to agree, this pattern was great. It actually was the first hat I ever knit. But I will warn you that if you're anything like me, you will want to learn circular knitting after knitting this hat simply to save yourself from sewing the sides. Personally I hate that and upon learning the circular knitting it seemed so much easier.

candicane
12-02-2007, 09:14 PM
Count me in as one of those who prefers hats in the round. That said, yesterday I made Urchin from Knitty (it's a beret). It is not knit in the round, but rather wedges that are knit with short rows and then grafted together at the end. It was a very quick and ingenious pattern. It is in garter stitch so you don't even need to knit the wraps with sts on the final row.

candice

yuyay
12-05-2007, 11:50 PM
I hate scarves (easily bored and I don't know how anyone can stand to wear them - I love a breeze on my neck).

Yes, a breeze around th neck is nice, but a wind-chill of 30 below doesn't exactly qualify as a breeze in my eyes. ;)

jess_hawk
12-09-2007, 03:09 PM
Yes, a breeze around th neck is nice, but a wind-chill of 30 below doesn't exactly qualify as a breeze in my eyes. ;)
Alright alright. At 30 below I wear a fleece gator and a high necked jacket.

Debkcs
12-09-2007, 05:43 PM
Here is another one you should check out, I can't wait to start one of these for my DDIL, it's VERY different, and just think of the possibilities in the combining of yarn colors.

http://nonnidesigns.blogspot.com