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« on: March 04, 2010 01:12:03 PM »

I've knit about a million hats this winter after having only made one previous to that and now I'm just a touch obsessed. While I'm thrilled that it will be warm fairly soon (hopefully at least, NY weather is so temperamental), putting the winter accessories away is a sad process.

I've been going crazy trying to find a hat pattern appropriate for warmer weather, with no luck. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010 05:12:16 PM »

Do you belong to Ravelry?  If so, I found a whole bunch of patterns by searching : summer hat knit free
If you do not, you should look into it, it's a wonderful place to find patterns, both free and to buy.

What kind were you looking for?  I could see if some of the ones on Ravelry have the pattern on their own person webpages.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010 06:42:40 PM »

You could also considering sticking with your winter patterns but using a lighter more breathable yarn. I think bamboo yarn is really nice for warm weather projects Smiley.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010 11:26:59 AM »

I made a summer hat for my daughter last year (she was having bad hair issues).  I made Berocco's "Dizzy" (it's free on their website) in a cotton yarn.  It's got holes in it to keep it cooler.  She wore it every day for a month.

I totally get your hat-frenzy.  When I learned to make hats I made like 50 of them.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010 12:11:04 PM »

I would think anything knit in a light fibre with eyelets for ventilation would be fine.  Perhaps this?

http://shazzaspatterns.blogspot.com/2006/02/muse-hat.html
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010 10:46:38 PM »

Here are some I found from ravelry(which you must join because it's a hub for all sorts of wonderful patterns) that look like they would be great:

First, this amazing sun hat:
http://needleandhook.co.uk/journal/2006/07/witterings.html

Next, a highly fashionable cloche:
http://www.popknits.com/index.php/patterns/page/caroline/

An adorable beanie:
http://www.rakuten.co.jp/gosyo/461397/713923/771863/793752/

And finally, a nice lace beret, perfect for keeping the head stylish and protecting from the sun Wink :
http://www.loopknits.com/2008/10/13/grace-lace-beret-class/

Good luck!
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