Patternless Top Down Hat, any Gauge, any Time! by Kathy Canuel
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Patternless Top Down Hat, any Gauge, any Time!

50 - 150 yards (46 - 137 m)
This pattern is available for free.

This is NOT a pattern. This is more an explanation of a method in the tradition of Barbara Walker and Elizabeth Zimmerman (not in the same league, by any means, but of the same type), in that this is a somewhat wordy description of how to create a top down hat without a gauge swatch or stitch markers. I don’t really recommend this for beginner knitters. Scroll down until you find the bold words to find the hat explanation.

In this tutorial, I’ve attempted to explain my method for how to read your knitting so that you can construct your own top down hat without a pattern. Please let me know if anything was unclear so that I can edit it accordingly!

Please feel free to sell any items you make using this guide. I wish you great success! ^_^

I’m providing this tutorial for free because it’s my hope to be helpful. Please be kind in your response. Thank you! ^_~

Fine print permissions:

Please don’t sell this guide to anyone. If you found it helpful, either link people to my page or feel free to print it and hand it out. I don’t mind sharing the love in whatever form as long as you don’t profit from it directly.

Yarn shop owners can use it to sell yarn, of course, as in, “Look at this cool guide, you can make it with any yarn you want, and by the way, we happen to sell yarn here!” Feel free, lovely yarn shop owners, to make a printed copy of the guide available only to those purchasing yarn, but please always freely share the link so that people can find it on their own if they want to. I don’t want people selling a copy of the guide, or holding the information conditional to buying yarn, but I do agree that if you go out of your way to use your own resources (time, paper, and ink), you shouldn’t be forced to hand a hard copy to anyone not buying something in your store, but I don’t want the source of the information kept secret from anyone.

Hopefully all of that sounds reasonable and makes sense. Carry on! ^_~