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Knitted Hats Pattern: aa010301

I like to use this simple but versatile pattern for knitting hats with my handspun yarns. It works for just about any size and thickness of yarn. You will need to knit a test swatch first.

Handspun Hat Pattern

Here are some hats that I’ve made using this hat pattern:

handspun hat

Ashland Bay Merino Wool Top
Tartan Green
Knitting Gauge over 2 Inches
10 stitches
12 rows
Cast on 68 stitches

Angora and Wool Hat

handspun hat

This hat was knit using a 3 ply yarn.
1 ply – white Romney
1 ply – Grey wool (breed unknown – local)
1 ply – French angora

Knitting gauge over 2 inches:
6 stitches
8 rows
Cast on 62 stitches

Men’s Wool Hat

men's wool hat

This hat was knit using a thicker spun 2 ply yarn.

Natural Brown Wool
Dyed Romney wool – Blue and Dark Grey
Knitting gauge over 2 inches:
6 stitches
8 rows

Cast on 68 stitches

Merino Wool Hat

2 ply Ashland Bay merino top
Colour: Sandalwood

Knitting gauge over 2 inches:
8 stitches
12 rows
Cast on 74 stitches

Knitted Hats

Knit Hats
Mohair Hat
Seed Stitch Hat

Knitted Hat Pattern Books

Colorwork Creations: 30+ Patterns to Knit Gorgeous Hats, Mittens and Gloves
ver 30 stunning patterns, ranging from ski hats, chullos and tams to flip-top mittens, knit in a wide variety of luscious yarns and colors.
UK: Colorwork Creations

Knit Hats!: 15 Cool Patterns to Keep You Warm
An easy-to-understand, illustrated overview of the basic techniques followed by 15 fun project patterns.
UK: Knit Hats

Baby Beanies: Happy Hats to Knit for Little Heads
Simple patterns use bright colors, lush textures, and quirky embellishments.
UK: Baby Beanies

..More Knitted Hat Books..

Knitting – Chemo Caps: blchemokids

knitted hat

Making hats for kids undergoing chemotherapy is a worthy cause that we can all contribute to. Hats are an easy and fun project to make, even for the beginner spinner. So, please, search through your stash, and spin, knit, crochet or sew a few hats for this endeavour.

Please, check with your local Cancer Society to see if hats are required in your area and the best place to send them. An example of someone working on this type of project is ChemoKids.

ChemoKids is seeking help from anyone with fiber related skills with our cause.

We are a non-profit organization that collects caps for children undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy for the
treatment of cancer or leukemia.

Because patients often loose their hair, they lose their self confidence. The caps offer an alternative to expensive wigs and also can help the children maintain good
health by keeping them warm and comfortable.

Presently, I handknit all of the caps that are donated, but I need help. Anyone willing to donate yarn, caps (handmade or store bought) or other supplies will be helping restore confidence and health
to a child in need. I am also requesting any knitting or crochet patterns for making caps, which can be put on the web site for others to use in their donations.


Robin Burr

Founder of ChemoKids