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Basic Beginner Hats

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Contains:

  • baby kid teen adult sizes
  • seamless
  • beginner
  • basic
  • in the round
  • aran weight

Pattern paper format: only US letter

Description

A basically basic hat, written for 6 sizes: Newborn, Baby, Toddler, Kid, Adult Small and Adult Large. With three different brim styles to choose from, this is a versatile pattern for all ages.

Approximate Finished Measurements: To Fit: Newborn (Baby, Toddler, Kid, Adult Small, Adult Large) Circumference: 10 ¾ (12 ½, 14 ¼, 16, 17 ¾, 19 ½)” Length: 5 (6, 6 ¾, 7 ½, 8 ¼, 9)”

Designer Note about sizing…This hat is intended to be worn with 1-2” of negative ease. If a looser hat is desired, try sizing up. When in doubt about which size to make, make the size you think you should and add perhaps an inch to the length. The recipient can always fold the brim up, watch cap style. Keep in mind the sizes are a general guide, since heads can vary so much!

Materials 42 (55, 60, 72, 100, 120)—yards (39 (50, 55, 66, 92, 110) meters) of heavy worsted or aran weight yarn for either the 2x2 Ribbed Brim Version or Rolled Brim Version 54 (67, 72, 84, 112, 132)—yards (49 (61, 66, 77, 102, 121) meters) of heavy worsted or aran weight yarn for the Folded Brim Version You will need approximately 30 extra yards if you want a pom pom.

For Newborn, Baby and Toddler Size Only US Size 6 (4mm) and 8 (5mm) double pointed needles or use a 40” length or longer circular for magic loop method. (see below for explanation on magic loop)
For Kid, Adult Small and Adult Large Only US Size 6 (4mm) and 8 (5mm) 9, 16” circular knitting needle and US Size 8 (5mm) double pointed needles or use a 40” length or longer circular for magic loop method. (see below for explanation on magic loop)
5 stitch markers, with 4 in one color and 1 in another
tapestry needle

About magic loop…This method allows you to work in the round on a very long circular needle (usually 40” or longer). It is easier than it sounds and a good alternative to using double pointed needles. Find out how to do magic loop at your local yarn shop. If you don’t have a local yarn shop handy, try this useful video on how to cast on and work using magic loop: https://youtu.be/iUghJCry_mg

Gauge 18 sts, 26 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch in the round on US Size 8 (5mm) knitting needle after blocking. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Designer Note The hat is worked in the round from the brim to the crown. Pattern is written for the smallest size, with larger sizes in parenthesis. If only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. It may be helpful to highlight the size you are making before beginning to knit.

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Materials you need at home:

  • 42 (55, 60, 72, 100, 120)—yards (39 (50, 55, 66, 92, 110) meters) of heavy worsted or aran weight yarn for either the 2x2 Ribbed Brim Version or Rolled Brim Version
  • 54 (67, 72, 84, 112, 132)—yards (49 (61, 66, 77, 102, 121) meters) of heavy worsted or aran weight yarn for the Folded Brim Version
  • You will need approximately 30 extra yards if you want a pom pom.
  • For Newborn, Baby and Toddler Size Only US Size 6 (4mm) and 8 (5mm) double pointed needles or use a 40” length or longer circular for magic loop method. (see below for explanation on magic loop)
  • For Kid, Adult Small and Adult Large Only US Size 6 (4mm) and 8 (5mm) 9, 16” circular knitting needle and US Size 8 (5mm) double pointed needles or use a 40” length or longer circular for magic loop method. (see below for explanation on magic loop)
  • 5 stitch markers, with 4 in one color and 1 in another
  • tapestry needle