Knit Hat (for anyone!)
Instructions include both flat back-and-forth knitting option or circular knitting option.
1/8/2013 Pattern & photos updated.
2/18/09 Pattern updated to include pre-calculated crown decreases for 4 sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large.
I use this pattern frequently for charitable cause donations.
Note: The blue/yellow/black/white striped hat was inspired by the color scheme on the crocheted hats worn by the Swedish athletes at the Olympics Opening Ceremonies. See project page of this version for details on color sequence & construction.
Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed version was a travel knitting project while on a road trip. Cast on only 64 sts on size 10 circ., work 2” rib instead of 1” for a deeper cuff (can be turned up if desired), knit to 6.5” before beginning decreases. Total hat length 8.5”.
Striped kid’s hat in Red Heart Super Saver “Mexicana” and “Pumpkin” (alternating 2 rounds each color on hat body).
Striped baby hat worked without K1 P1 rib, using 3 rounds each Bernat Cottontots & Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc. Rayon Super Petalspun.
Pink/gray/white hat in Reynolds “Saucy” (suitable for chemo caps)