No Swatch Hat by Vanesa Polo
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No Swatch Hat

January 2015
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
120 - 200 yards (110 - 183 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just cast on three stitches and start making a hat? No swatch required! This hat can be knitted with ANY yarn in ANY gauge. The only requirements are that you measure the head circumference (HC) and from the bottom of one ear over the top of the head to the bottom of the other ear (ETE).

Many thanks to my knitting group who measured their heads, their kids’ heads, and their husbands’ heads to let me see if a ratio would develop.

The hat is made by first knitting a garter stitch diamond for the crown. Stitches are picked up around the diamond. An increase row is knitted, then the sides of the hat are worked in stockinette stitch. Finally, at the brim, you are back to garter stitch. You will not have to purl unless you want to.

The garter stitch makes the hat extra warm over the top of the head and the ears. The stockinette section is worked straight, making it a great canvas for any color work you might enjoy.

Yarn: Any yarn you want to become a hat. About 120 yards, if worsted weight, for and adult size.