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Want To Easily Knit A Hat - Use Knitting Hat Patterns

Updated on March 29, 2012

Learning new knitted hat designs is amongst the most effective ways that an individual can mature as a knitter. Crafting a flat hat will be the least difficult hat project which will provide anyone the experience of knitting hats and it's also a quick way for already established knitters to finish a quick project. With this unique hat, all you have to do is knit utilizing a garter stitch and square knit up on the edges and presto! They will have a good and very practical head-warmer for themselves.

Before beginning with your knitting hat patterns, you will have to calculate the quantity of stitches that are needed for your hat diameter. Do not assume that you may just speculate or estimate on the amount of stitches it needs to encompass your head. The most effective way would be to measure your head in inches then assess how many stitches you knit per inch with your yarn and circular needles. You will have to knit a swatch to discover your gauge or stitches per inch. Knit a 4 or 5 inch square in order to do this. You now will calculate the quantity of inches of your head dimension by the number of stitches in your gauge per inch. If you have to round off you should round down instead of up by using a number that is divisible by 8. A snug hat will expand to fit but a hat too loose won't ever fit effectively or will fall off your head. Let's use 21 inches x Four stitches for every inch for a total of 84 stitches for starters here.

Cast on 84 stitches. Once you cast on your stitches you'll join them, (make sure not to distort your stitches since this is an issue which can never be remedied and you will have to begin all over again). By knitting in the round you will automatically make a stockinet stitch pattern. This design will automatically roll-up into a brim for you so you will have to allow a couple of inches of stitching for the brim. Then keep on knitting until you've got 5 or 6 inches of stitching. You'll try on your knitted hat to see how much longer you need it to be. If it is too short you will keep on knitting a few more inches, however, if it is about right you are ready to start decreasing stitches to create the top of the hat.

To begin the reducing process place a stitch marker each eight stitches. Knit towards the last two stitches prior to the marker and then knit the last two stitches together. Continue to decrease every row in this style until you arrive at the top of your hat. Once you are down to four stitches near the top of your hat you are ready to end up. Trim your yarn end to about 6 inches. After that, utilizing a large eye needle or crochet hook, draw the end through the 4 remaining loops to tighten it at the top. Once this is accomplished draw the tail with a crochet hook towards the inside of the knitted hat. Weave the ends in using the large eye needle or crochet hook and then you will trim as needed. Your knitted hat from you knitting hat design is now complete.


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    • PegCole17 profile image

      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Hi Daniel, I liked the way you explained how things would go along on this project. Though I agree with Stephanie that a picture would really top it off. I was yearning to see the roll up on the edge effect and how to calculate when the hat is long enough to begin decreasing the stitches.

      It made me want to drag out my old knitting bag and get busy. Winter's a'comin' and that kind of thing is a great gift for surprise guests at the holidays. Thanks for the great hat instructions.


    • festersporling1 profile image

      Daniel Christian 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Yep. I will get some hat knitting pattern photos up there shortly. Thanks Stephanie.

    • Stephanie Henkel profile image

      Stephanie Henkel 6 years ago from USA

      This really needs a photograph or two to illustrate the finished product as I don't think most craft people would begin a project without having some idea of what the item should look like.