Hat Pattern Ideas

Hat Pattern Ideas

 Pattern idea #1

 Hello fiber friends.  At the meeting today we discussed the chemo hat project & Sarah asked me to share the pattern I use with the Touch Me yarn.  You may have your own favorite, but this is mine.sheep_in_hat.33295653_std

2 balls of Touch Me yarn is usually enough, but I sometimes take 3 balls & then return what is left over or use it as a stripe in another hat.

1 20” circular needle in size 6 and/or 5 double point needles size 6 (I like to cast on with double point needles for the ribbing, then switch to the circular needle for  the stockinette body of the hat & then back to the double point for the decreasing at the top but either will work)

Cast on 80 stitches, join to knit in the round and knit 1 purl 1 for ribbing for 12 rows

Then knit stockinette stitch (just knit around & around ) until cap measures  7 inches.

You can do this in one solid color or switch colors to make stripes, it doesn’t matter.

Next row decrease one stitch every 10th stitch.

Next row just knit.

Next row decrease one stitch every 9th stitch.

Next row just knit,

Next row decrease one stitch every 8th stitch.

Next row just knit,

Next row decrease one stitch every 7th stitch.

Next row just knit,

Next row decrease one stitch every 6th stitch.

Next row just knit,

Next row decrease one stitch every 5th stitch.

Next row just knit,

(This is not scientific so if you miss a decrease, just do an extra later)

If you have more that 10 stitches on your needles at this point, just decrease every other stitch until you have about 10 stitches left all together.

Cut your thread leaving about a 10” tail & using a yarn needle, pass through the remaining stitches, pull them snug & sew your tail into the top of the hat.

When fastening threads be sure to sew them in carefully so you don’t leave any bumps,  lumps, or knots.

Happy knitting!   Marit