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Lifestyle Top Down Hats, No Swatch Needed

Knitting
November 2007
100 - 250 yards (91 - 229 m)
Large
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Wherein I provide you with a guided tour to taking your knitting into your own hands and knitting hats that always fit.

This is not an original pattern, but a guide (in keeping with my Lifestyle socks, no swatch needed guide) - to empowerment! Knit any kind of hat, with any kind of yarn, any size needle.

The top-down theme is a boon to indecisive hat makers (knit for a while, see that the yarn tells you!) Top down is also wonderful for handspun, you can stop the hat when you run out of yarn.

This guide will help you figure out how to make a:

- beanie

- beret

- pillbox

Depending on the yarn you use, most hats take 100-250 yards.

If you need some help deciding the size to make your hat, you can download the Yarn Inventory Spreadsheet. This Excel 2003 spreadsheet contains standard measurement charts from the Yarn Standards website.

Please post your creations inspired by this article to Ravelry (and associated with this pattern) -- others will be able to see how many directions you can go with this concept.

See the download button in the right column.

Happy Hatting!