I was working on my Christmas gifts, and I knew I wanted to make hats for some of my family and friends. I have a ribbed hat pattern that I make most often, but a couple of years ago I had found a pattern that I liked as a woman’s hat. It just had a softer look to it. The pattern was really easy and I made myself a hat from that pattern.
The only problem was that when I went to pull that pattern out to make hats this year, I couldn’t find it! So I made my own pattern. It’s easy, and all you need are a couple of circular needles.
Woman’s Knitted Hat Pattern
Materials: size 7 circular needle, size 9 circular needle, your choice of yarn (medium weight works well, and I think boucle yarn is best)
Cast 56 stitches onto size 7 needle. Knit 2, purl 2 around (ribbing) for three inches.
Switch to size 9 needle. Knit around for one row. For the next 6 rows, knit around, increasing once per row, resulting in 62 stitches. Continue knitting around until entire work measures about 9 inches.
(Knit 2, knit 2 together) around.
(Knit 2 together, knit one) around.
Knit 2 together around.
Cut yarn to about 8 inches and draw through the loops. Pull tight. On the inside of the hat, weave end of yarn in and secure.
I’ve made three hats like this. The one I like best is made with a boucle yarn, which is very soft and flexible. Because the yarn isn’t stiff, the hat has a nicer shape, I think.
The first one pictured is made from basic worsted weight yarn (in black) and some sparkly silver stuff my mother-in-law brought me from Spain.
The second one is made from some random yellow yarn that someone gave me. It was a remnant at a fabric store, so the original label wasn’t on it. I’m not sure the details. It was fuzzy, but a little bit stiff.
The last one is in the purple boucle yarn. It’s definitely my favorite. I think it looks the nicest, and it’s the most comfortable to wear.