View Full Version : What's your favorite hat pattern?

04-23-2007, 06:27 PM
Hey everyone,

I'm just looking for ideas for a cool hat, so I'm just wondering what some of your favorite hat patterns are.

Thanks! :muah:

Miss Moosey
04-23-2007, 09:04 PM

I love this hat! It is simple but really pretty.

04-23-2007, 10:22 PM
my favorite hat pattern is "Kim's Hat" in Last Minute Knitted Gifts. It guves you measurements for toddler up to XLMan hats, and gives suggestions on adding different brims, toppers, stripes, etc.

There's a simliar but much more detailed "generic" hat pattern in "The Handy Book of Knitting Patterns.

04-23-2007, 10:36 PM
Miss Moosey, that is a really cute hat!!

Hildegard_von_Knittin, I will have to check out those books and see what they're like... :cheering: for more stuff to keep me occupied this summer

04-23-2007, 11:55 PM

Hope you like them... there's nothing better than a generic pattern you can
"gussy up" . :teehee:


04-24-2007, 12:46 AM
I love Odessa, from Knitty. It's not exactly a beginner's hat because of the beads, but I get comments whenever I wear mine and it was really easy. Great "bang" for the knitting buck.

04-24-2007, 01:50 PM
sitten, do you have a link? I tried looking up Odessa on Knitty, but they don't have any documents matching that word. :shrug:

04-24-2007, 01:52 PM
Odessa was actually on Mag Knits - here (http://www.magknits.com/feb06/patterns/odessa.htm) is the link for you. I think it would look great without the beads too.

04-25-2007, 03:47 AM
Ooooh... that Odessa one is nice too..

At the rate I'm going I'll have a ton of hat patterns, then I'll have to choose one, or make a bunch of hats! :teehee:

04-26-2007, 06:51 PM
my hat of choice (<that is the title!): http://soulemama.typepad.com/soulemama/2005/11/my_hat_of_choic.html

never made it, but i like it

04-27-2007, 11:15 AM
My favorite hat is the Newsboy Cap from SnB Nation. It's one of the few patterns that I have made several times.

04-27-2007, 11:54 AM
Cast on 88 or so, depending on your guage and size of head (88 is a good size for me with worsted weight on size 7's) using two yarns. K1 P1 rib for two rounds holding both yarns together. On the third round (you could do more rib but I don't have the patience) start double knitting: K1 with MC, move both yarns to purl position, P1 with CC, move both yarns to knit position. Continue with this pattern until when you try on the hat it comes down to where you like it too and goes up about 3 and a half inches from the center of the top of your head. Do the double knitting pattern nine times, and then you have to K2tog and p2tog. What you do is lift the MC yarn over the CC yarn for the K2tog, then put both yarns in purl position and P2 tog. Simple as that. continue in this pattern all the way around. Do one row knitting (K1MC, P1 CC) all the way around, then do the K1MC P1CC pattern 8 times and then the decrease around. K1MC, P1CC around. Continue with these two rows, doing your decreases every other row before you get to the marker, until you get down to 8 stitches of each color. Thread the MC yarn through the MC stitches and CC through the CC stitches. Pull the MC stitches tight and tie on the inside, then pull the CC stitches tight, tie, and sew the needle through so that the yarn is in between the layers.

To put a pattern on this hat, simply switch which color you use for your K1 and which is P1 for the pattern stitches. I've also managed to do Fair Isle on the MC side but in the future I will be keeping that to a minimum, its getting to be way too many yarns getting tangled together.

I've made a lot of these and they are really really warm and knit up fairly quick if you use a simple design.

04-28-2007, 07:59 PM
The My Hat of Choice is really cute! :happydance:

04-29-2007, 03:20 PM
Wow, I don't come on for a few days and there's more hats! My hat of choice is awesome! I'm really going to have a hard time choosing now... :roflhard: