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Topic: easiest hat EVER (no pattern needed! straight needles! it's easy!)  (Read 3816 times)
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« on: August 14, 2009 01:00:26 PM »

i started randomly knitting with this yarn, and ended up with a hat!  Wink

to make your own, take the yarn you want to use and knit up a small swatch to figure out your gauge.  then cast on enough stitches to get a 7-8" width.  this is going to be the dimension from the top of the hat down to the bottom edge (so, down to your eyebrows or the back of your neck).  mine is way longer than needed, so i flip up the edge - if you want to do that, make it 8-9".  or make it small for a kid, tiny for a baby.

now just keep knitting until the length of the piece will wrap around your head.  bind off.  sew up the two short sides (the cast on and bind off rows) using your preferred method.  without cutting the yarn, at the end of that seam, pass the needle through the end stitch of every other row and gather tightly.  bring the needle to the inside of the hat, tie a couple knots, weave in a bit and clip the yarn.

you have a hat!  without increasing or decreasing or figuring out dpns!

more pics and a little more info about how this hat randomly and serendipitously came into being, right over here:

thanks for checking it out!
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009 01:34:45 PM »


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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009 06:33:27 AM »

I like it!!

I've made hand/wrist warmers this way before, but never hats. I'll definately try this method next time I come to make a hat.

« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009 09:03:37 AM »

I like how the stripes are vertical rather than horizontal because of the way you knitted it.  I may have to try this. Smiley

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