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Old 10-25-2006, 12:32 PM   #1
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Looking for a hair-holding-hat pattern
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!
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:48 PM   #2
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This one looks big, you can find lots of hat patterns here.
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:58 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by rebecca
This one looks big, you can find lots of hat patterns here.
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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!
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Wouldn't that mess up her hair? If I did that to my curly hair, it would get fuzzy.

Anyhoo, here's another pattern. Not a hat, but still very cute.
http://www.knitandtonic.typepad.com/dreamswatchwrap.pdf
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Originally Posted by nikic
Wouldn't that mess up her hair? If I did that to my curly hair, it would get fuzzy.

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.
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Old 10-26-2006, 10:48 AM   #6
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http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting...hair/snood.htm

What about something like this?
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Originally Posted by gardenmommy
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.
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Old 10-26-2006, 12:31 PM   #8
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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?
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Originally Posted by mulene
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!!! Now if we could find a knitting pattern for one....

Thanks so much!!
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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
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