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Old 09-13-2014, 09:23 PM
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Default I'm looking for a beginner hat pattern

I wonder if anyone could point me in the direction of an easy knitting pattern for a simple child's hat. When I say easy, I mean for an absolute beginner - I've never knit anything but dishcloths before!

A friend gave me a skein of lovely merino yarn, dyed purple, and I'd like to make a hat for my 3 year old daughter, but I am clueless. I have been looking online for free knitting patterns, but it seems that everything is kind of fancy. I just want a very plain hat, preferably on circular needles.

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Old 09-17-2014, 10:45 AM
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Hats are pretty easy. Just cast on enough stitches to go around the kid's head, then K1, P1 round and round until it is as deep as you like. I would suggest making it long enough to turn up at the brim. The easiest way to finish a hat like this is to cut the yarn, leaving a long tail attatched to the hat. Thread onto a tapestry needle (the thick ones with the large eye). Pick each loop off of your knitting needle, then pull tight to gather the top. Tie off. You can add a pom-pom or other decoration if you like.

Collect any of Elizabeth Zimmerman's books you can find. She really breaks knitting down to basics. She does emphasize sweaters, though. Still, if you can knit and purl, you will understand her patterns.

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Old 09-17-2014, 12:56 PM
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Thank you! I hadn't heard of that method of closing off the hat, but it sounds pretty easy. I'll give it a try.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:06 PM
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Sorry, this is the best I can do. I have some hat patterns but they are packed away from our putting in new carpet. Gotta work on putting everything back now that company is gone.

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...t+hat+patterns
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