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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hats for Twin Boys

My mom and I knit a pair of brown and gold hats from Vintage Worsted on vacation. It is a simple pattern I designed based off a generic prototype. Vintage is a wonderful, machine-washable yarn with lovely colors that is easy to knit. It makes a great gift knitting yarn because it's machine washable, so a non-knitter can care for it easily.




Materials:
Vintage Worsted (217 yards/skein) 1 skein or other worsted weight yarn
circular or dpn US size 8

Note: One skein of Vintage Worsted can make two hats.

Cast on 70 stitches of circular needles. Place marker and join in round without twisting.
*Knit 1 round.
Purl 1 round.
Repeat from * 3 times

Knit in stockinette stitch (knitting all stitches, each round) for 3.5 inches.

Begin decreases:
*K8, K2tog, repeat from star across round.
Knit all stitches.
*K7, K2tog, repeat from star across round.
Knit all stitches.
*K6, K2tog, repeat from star across round.
Knit all stitches.
*K5, K2tog, repeat from star across round.
*K4, K2tog, repeat from star across round.
*K3, K2tog, repeat from star across round.
*K2, K2tog, repeat from star across round.
*K1, K2tog, repeat from star across round.
*K2tog, repeat from star across round.

Cut yarn, leaving a 10 inch tail, thread tail through remaining 7 stitches. Pull hole closed. Weave tails in.

Congratulations! You now have a toddler sized cap with a garter stitch brim. If you have any questions, leave a comment!

Happy Knitting!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will this pattern make an adult-sized hat? It is so simple looking but a great look for a guy.

Anonymous said...

I like the looks of the pattern, BUT, printing out the instructions, I get 5 other pages which I do not need. Is there some other ways to just get the pattern without printing out the rest.

I am beginner knitter.

Anonymous - please need advice

Anonymous said...

How many do I cast on for an adult size hat?

Anonymous said...

when you want to print, click on file menu, click on page preview.
scroll down to see which pages you want. click print, indicate that you want only pages 1-2. then click ok.

this should help. as interesting as comments are, printing them is not usually helpful.

Anonymous said...

Hat looks great, but can you provide instructions for an adult size? The link to these instructions was for a man's hat.

Anonymous said...

How many stitches do I need to add for a man's hat?

Anonymous said...

I just made this hat to fit a medium sized woman's head. I made the following adjustments to the pattern:
Cast On 90 stitches
Knit in stockinette for 5 inches
Add row of knit after K5, K2tog
Add row of knit after K1, K2tog

You will be left with 10 stitches

Hope this helps!

Rose said...

Thank you for your pattern modifications for a woman's hat. I hope to make one following your instructions and post the results soon. Happy Knitting!

Anonymous said...

I am also new at knitting and really want to make this for my son. His head measures 22, how do I adjust everything.

Mom said...

How do I make an adult hat size?

Mom said...

How do I make an adult size?

Anonymous said...

Yes theres away just put in the number of the pgs u want . If u want 1 or 5 just type it into the printer.

Anonymous said...

Do you need a gauge & size for a man hat.

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