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dink
04-16-2007, 12:20 PM
I'm wanting to make a hat (this will be my first). The thing is, I don't look all that great in beanies/skul caps or blucky winter hats---besides, I live in Southern California, so I won't need a thick hat anyways!
:hot:

Anyways, I've been looking around Knitting Pattern Central, Lion Brand Yarn, Knit Picks, Bernat, and a few other pattern sites, looking for hats to make. I found a few, but I'm wondering if any of you have made a similar type hat.

Thanks!

Different hats I'm looking at making:
http://www.knitaddicted.com/html/img/smfelted_hat1.unknown
http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/iceland-fizzstardust-feltedhat.html (I won't use that fuzzy yarn, but I like the style of the hat)

And this is more of the beanie type, but doesn't seem as snug fitting:
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-decoratedCap-1.html?noImages=0

Jan in CA
04-16-2007, 12:46 PM
The first two hats on your list are felted. Do you want a felted hat or just knit. Most knit hats won't stay in that shape very well.

dink
04-16-2007, 01:32 PM
I guess a felted hat. :shrug: I've never felted yet, but it doesn't seem too difficult from what I've read.

Or, if you can think of another cute pattern. You know the weather! :teehee:

linclane
04-16-2007, 03:44 PM
I'm brand new, and haven't made a hat yet. But I did come across a hat pattern that I think might work for you. I bought the pattern to make it for my little boy, but it can be made into an adult size as well.

http://www.littleturtleknits.com/pages/kidspatterns.php

It's near the bottom of the page if you just scroll down. I think if you make it with cotton it will be cool in the summer.

Jan in CA
04-16-2007, 04:31 PM
I guess a felted hat. :shrug: I've never felted yet, but it doesn't seem too difficult from what I've read.

Or, if you can think of another cute pattern. You know the weather! :teehee:

Felting is easy, but I'm not sure about using laundromat washers so you'll have to ask for help with that if you use them.

I'm not much of a hat person... I hate hat hair. :teehee: I did make a regular knit folded brim hat that I wore when I went to Canada, but otherwise they aren't for me. Here's a few I found though.
Felted Hat with brim (http://www.woolneedlework.com/Free%20PatternFun/Felted_Hat_in_Fritidsgarn.html)
Felted hat with brim 2 (http://webhome.idirect.com/~quanah/patfelthat.html)
Another felted hat (http://www.knitaddicted.com/html/28.html)

dink
04-16-2007, 07:52 PM
I'm brand new, and haven't made a hat yet. But I did come across a hat pattern that I think might work for you. I bought the pattern to make it for my little boy, but it can be made into an adult size as well.

http://www.littleturtleknits.com/pages/kidspatterns.php

It's near the bottom of the page if you just scroll down. I think if you make it with cotton it will be cool in the summer.

That's really cute! A bucket hat, that's exactly what type of hat I was thinking, I just couldn't come up with the name. :wall:

Thanks so much, and welcome! :hug:

dink
04-16-2007, 07:54 PM
I guess a felted hat. :shrug: I've never felted yet, but it doesn't seem too difficult from what I've read.

Or, if you can think of another cute pattern. You know the weather! :teehee:

Felting is easy, but I'm not sure about using laundromat washers so you'll have to ask for help with that if you use them.

I'm not much of a hat person... I hate hat hair. :teehee: I did make a regular knit folded brim hat that I wore when I went to Canada, but otherwise they aren't for me. Here's a few I found though.
Felted Hat with brim (http://www.woolneedlework.com/Free%20PatternFun/Felted_Hat_in_Fritidsgarn.html)
Felted hat with brim 2 (http://webhome.idirect.com/~quanah/patfelthat.html)
Another felted hat (http://www.knitaddicted.com/html/28.html)

Although my apartment has the laundromat type washers, my boyfriend already knows I'm headed to his apartment to use his washing machine! :teehee: So, that shouldn't be an issue. If neither one of us had our own, then it would!

Thanks for the ideas Jan! :heart:

debb
04-21-2007, 12:46 AM
That's really cute! A bucket hat, that's exactly what type of hat I was thinking, I just couldn't come up with the name.

I saw a similar pattern in the Spring 07 issue of knit.1 magazine (the one with the yoga sweater on the front).

jeanius80
04-21-2007, 12:41 PM
i just started this hat pattern from knitty (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTtopi.html) for my little sister. i am using a mercerized cotton yarn and striping in 3 colors. i am just about done woth the top, and its a super easy pattern! it has a brim and no felting required!