12/09/2013

Needlecrafts - Knit, Making Headway

12/09/2013
Needlecrafts - Knit - Making Headways
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Inset image | free pattern available here
Hat fashions, if you notice, have certainly been turned on their head.
Hats are the one accessory you either love or hate. Hathead, flathead, these are the wintry results of trying to keep your head warm in the chilly weather.
This hair flattening problem was usually the result of head hugging toques and caps.
Lately, our love of all things chunky and big has gone straight to our head.
The chunky yarn and double thickness in some styles has added bulk making the hat more proportionately flattering for large heads .
My head shape and hair length was not ideal for hat wearing but once I made the chunky toque, I was delighted with the results.
Two evenings worth of knitting produced an attractive hat, so quick to make that I ended up making another as a spare.

Read on and be inspired by 10 free pattern designs featuring different ideas for making your next winter hat, either for yourself or someone special. For more ideas on different hats, be sure to read Anti-freeze Dressing .
The traditional styles above are great basic patterns for the beginner featuring easy garter and stocking stitch patterns.
Concrete | free pattern available here
Veggie patch | free pattern available here
Mossy fields| free pattern available here
Lemon twist | pattern no longer available
Happy Knitting!

19 comments:

  1. These are really nice, thank you for making them available :)

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    1. You're welcome! Hope you enjoy making one or two.

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  2. Great collection of easy hats! What a great post!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Brittan...my aim for the most part has been to find simple, easy patterns for both the beginner and the more experienced knitter that wants a break from the more complex designs.
      Glad you enjoyed the post!

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  3. Thanks for including my twist hat pattern in your collection. It looks really good and professional! (HattieMyLove)

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    1. I'm glad you like the way it looks...love the huge twist and the colour is fabulous...I'm sure your design will inspire knitters to make the hat :)))

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  4. can i get hold of the pattern for the sunshee bang hat please?

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    1. Hi Jean,
      The Sunghee Bang hat is actually a designer fashion and was used for inspiration. The free pattern that is available (the inset image) can be modified to emulate the design you like. It really is a matter of knitting ridges of reverse and stocking stitch pattern.
      Hope that helps and all the best with your project.

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  5. Lemon Twist hat link is broken .. go here instead: http://hattiemylove.blogspot.no/2014/03/new-double-twist-hat-pattern.html

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    1. Thanks for letting me know...I corrected the link.

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  6. Hi Daria. Do you have the pattern for the Sunghee Bang hat? I really would like to make it

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    1. Hi!
      Sorry the Sunghee Bang hat is for inspiration only and is a designer hat. The free pattern available is the same shape and can be modified with a multitude of sts.
      All the best with your project,
      Daria

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  7. Hi, thanks for including these lovely stylish patterns. I am undergoing chemo and am really relieved to find patterns for hats I would wear with or without hair!

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    1. Hi Sue
      Very happy you find these useful...all the best with your treatments and recovery

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  8. Hi Carolyn,
    Every link on the post works for me...are you clicking on the links below the images?
    Hope that helps,
    Daria

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  9. Thank you for nice pattern.

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    1. They are great for both beginner and more accomplished knitter..all the best with your projects!

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    2. They are great for both beginner and more accomplished knitter..all the best with your projects!

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