Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ribbed Winter Hat


I love making this pattern. It is so easy and makes an extremely warm, winter hat. Also, the pattern can be easily altered to make a different sized hat or to spice things up and add stripes. 

I like to make this hat using worsted weight yarn and a K hook (but sometimes super bulky yarn with an M hook). However, depending on the yarn, sometimes the top of the hat (i.e. from step 6 on) becomes rather open between stitches. If this occurs, switch to a smaller hook, like an I or H.

Stitch Explanation (from Lion Brand Yarn):
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) - Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

Pattern (Adult):

Worsted Weight Yarn Hat
1. Chain 36.
2. Sc in second ch from hook. Sc across. Ch 1. Turn.
3. Sc across in back loops only. Ch 1. Turn.
4. Repeat step 3 until you have 60 rows total. End with ch 1.
5. Fold the piece in half so that the first row is next to the last row. Slip st together each st of the first row and the last row. Ch 1 at the end.
6. Sc across the top of the piece in every other row. Do not join to ch st or first sc.
7. *Sc in next 2 st, sc2tog in next st, repeat from * around until there are 12 st left.
8. Sc2tog six times.
9. Fasten off. Weave yarn through last 6 stitches and pull tight to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.


Super Bulky Yarn Hat
Pattern Using Super Bulky Yarn (Adult):
Use an M hook. Follow the pattern for the worsted yarn hat, but use 21 sts in the base chain and about 41 rows total.

Pattern (Newborn [the orange one]):

1. Using a K hook, chain 26.
2. Sc in second ch from hook. Sc across. Ch 1. Turn.
3. Sc across in back loops only. Ch 1. Turn.
4. Repeat step 3 until you have 37 rows total. End with ch 1.
5. Fold the piece in half so that the first row is next to the last row. Sl st together each st of the first row and the last row. Ch 1 at the end.
6. Switch to an H hook. Sc across the top of the piece in every other row. Do not join to ch st or first sc.
7. Sc around until you are back to the seam. Do not decrease or join. (I'm not sure what this round accomplishes, but that is how I did it.)
8. *Sc in next 3 st, sc2tog in next st, repeat from * until you are back to the seam.
9. *Sc in next 2 st, sc2tog in next st, rep from * until you are back to the seam.
10. *Sc in next 1 st, sc2tog in next st, rep from * until you are back to the seam. At this point, you can fasten off and finish this hat like the adult hat, or you can proceed to the loops.
12. From the last completed sc, ch 20. Sl st into next sc. Do this around in every sc.
Fasten off. Weave yarn through last round of stitches and pull tight to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

For all hats, roll up the bottom until it no longer covers the eyes when worn.


Hope they keep you warm in winter :)


For personal use only. Do not sell the final hat or this pattern.

10 comments:

  1. Very nice. Love them. Thanks so much for your free pattern. Am going to make one tomorrow.

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  2. Hi! I am in the process of trying out this pattern. I have so much yarn I need to find something easy and simple to use it all up! I love how your ribbed hats come together!!

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  3. Hello: I belong to a local knitting group and I would love to try making this hat as my contribution to our charity project -- all the hats we are making will be given away... Does that count as personal use?
    Thank you.

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  4. Yep, contributions to charities is perfectly fine. As you can tell by other posts on this blog, I do that all the time.

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  5. can you give me an idea of a charity that accepts these hats? Thanks!

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  6. @Anonymous The charity I currently donate to is Awareness, Respect, Compassion (http://arcnow.info/). You can read more about the charity at http://agirlandheryarnfk.blogspot.com/2010/09/life-funds-for-north-korean-refugees.html . In addition to supporting North Korean refugees, ARC also donates items to homeless shelters and the Washington Animal League (when they receive animal beds or mats, like the ones I've made).

    You can also try http://cache.lionbrand.com/charityConnection.html . This is actually how I found ARC.

    Hope this helps!

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  7. Can you say approx. how much yarn you used for one hatof worsted weight yarn and size K hook?

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    1. It has been awhile since I've made one, but from what I can remember, it was about 1 skein of Vanna's Choice yarn (170 yd).

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  8. Thank you!! I just finished my second hat as Christmas gifts for my teenage nephews. I hope they love them. BTW, it looks super cute with the bottom unrolled and worn slouchy. :)

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely crochet and your patterns!! I also love to crochet for charities. For cancer patients in honor of my mom, hats for the homeless & for preemie babies. Thanks for the tip on your scrap yarn...your scarf is very pretty! :)

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