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Brain Hat (KNITTING PATTERN, not actual hat)

Lani Rae's Ravelry Patterns
Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
700 - 750 yards (640 - 686 m)
fits 23-25" heads. Adjustable to size up or down.
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD buy it now

Sept 28th, 2012
I will reiterate: THIS IS NOT AN ACTUAL HAT FOR SALE! I don’t know how much more plainly I can state this. I also do not take commissions to make brain hats, due to time constraints while in school (although with all the demand, I’d probably make more money selling brain hats than the first 10 years of practicing medicine…)
If you are looking for a brain hat to purchase, you can check out brain hats made by JuliaPrickle at Goodsmiths and Etsy. Please note that Jane’s Creations is no longer making brain hats for now, but will post on her facebook page if that changes.

Thank you, everyone, for your continued enthusiasm and encouraging words :)

Feb 27th, 2012
A lot of people contact me wanting to buy a finished hat and I’m happy to say you can now go to Jane’s Creations where she is selling her own version of the brain hat! How could it get better? Proceeds go to Angels Among Us Animal Rescue which rescues and fosters animals from high-kill shelters :)

Jan 31, 2011
Quick note: PLEASE KNOW THIS IS A KNITTING PATTERN not an actual hat for sale!
I do not have any hats for sale. Unfortunately medical school takes up enough of my time that I am unable to make any hats for sale at this point. My best recommendation is to find a friend or family member that knits and bribe them with some delicious cookies.

Also, shout out to ZealofZebra and the very first Brain Hat. Pics of her project were published in the book 1,000 fabulous knit hats

Thank you! I really appreciate everyone’s comments and support :)

Nov 11, 2011
A note with the skull cap part of the pattern:
yes there is an odd number of CO stitches with the 1x1 rib - this number is needed in the body of the hat to make the left-leaning slant decreases line up with each other. Trust me.
If you want, you can cast on an even number of stitches, do the ribbing, and then just add/subtract a stitch once you get to the body of the hat, this will eliminate having an odd rib stitch.
But if you don’t care, then just stick with the original number of stitches.

Nov 9, 2011
I’ve had requests to include more pics of the hat, so I’ve updated the pattern. Version 1.2 has 6 new pics to give you a panoramic view of the I-cord pattern in all its glory/horror.
Thank you to all who have given me feedback - I want this pattern to live up to all your expectations!

Nov 6, 2011
Due to the recent surge of interest in this hat and the accompanying emails about construction, I have produced a pattern for the Brain Hat!
There are plenty of tips and tricks, and lots of pics.
Please ask me any questions you still have. I did make this hat over a year ago - so the pattern was written retroactively and I knitted up some new examples to photograph.

Thank you for supporting a poor, starving medical student who’s in hopeless debt!