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Chemo Hats: blchemo1

One of our Forum members suggested making hats for kids undergoing chemotherapy. Here are some hats that have been made using handspun and other yarns from our stash.

If you wish to participate in this project, check with your local Cancer Society to see if hats are needed in your area. When you knit, crochet or sew some hats, with your handspun yarns, please post a picture in our Forum. I will then move a copy of the photos to these pages.

Erin’s Hats

Dear daughter Erin (17 years old) came to me on Monday night… *Mom..I wanna crochet!* Taught her once a long long time ago… when she was eight or nine. So I handed her a hook and some yarn. Off she went.She stayed up till 12:30 in the morning, crocheting and ripping, crocheting and ripping….

Came to me Tuesday morning.. *Mom?? How do you do a increase a single crochet?* So I just verbally told her.

*I’m gonna make a hat* she announces! And off she goes.

Comes back a few hours later, proudly sporting this! And NO pattern, NO help!

Now she went out and bought two more skeins of yarn, she read about making hats for kids who are undergoing chemotherapy. She already has another one finshed today!

by HappyCamper.

Veggie Hats

These wonderful hats are knitted from worsted-weight soft acrylic (Patons) on # 7 needles. You’ll need a 16″ circular needle and a set of 4 double pointed needles.

Start by casting on however many stitches you need to knit your child’s size, but it must be divisible by 8. (Small: 88 sts., 2-4 yrs. – 96 sts., 6 yrs. – 104 sts.) Use circular needles. Knit 1 or 1-1/2 inches in ribbing. Continue in stockinette until you come to the crown of the head in the color of the vegetable. Now start adding the green “stem”: knit one stitch in green every eighth stitch all around. Next round knit one green st on either side of the one in previous round, repeating all around (3 green sts now). Continue increasing the number of green stitches until all your stitches are green. Change to 4 needles. Knit 2 together every eighth stitch all around. Keep decreasing in each round at the same intervals, until only 6 stitches remain. Keep knitting these 6 sts for about an inch or so – this is the little stem that sticks up on top of the head. Draw the stitches together and secure end.

by Marina

Knitted Hats

Knitted Hats
Knit Hat Patterns
Seed Stitch Hat

Knit Hat Pattern Books

Itty-Bitty Hats: cute and cuddly caps to knit for babies and toddlers
38 irresistible designs for infants and toddlers—fun, hip, creative patterns with decorative flourishes that are witty, whimsical, and undeniably unique.
UK: Itty Bitty Hats

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Book Store: Knitted Hat Books

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Hip Knit Hats: 40 Fabulous Designs
Try a shaped ribbon yarn hat, a simple brimmed felted wool hat or a chunky seed stitch cap.
UK: Hip Knit Hats

Scrumptious Toppers for Tots and Toddlers: 30 Hats and Caps from Debby Ware
30 pint-sized hat and cap patterns filled with bright and unusual color combinations.
UK: Scrumptious Toppers

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

1,000 Fabulous Knit Hats
Berets, bucket shaped hats, cloches, hoods and masks, origami folded hats, pointed tips, round and sculptural hats, stocking caps, cabled hats, crocheted hats, lace hats, felted and embroidered hats, stranded colorwork, swirled crown hats.
UK: 1000 Knit Hats

60 Quick Knits: 20 Hats*20 Scarves*20 Mittens in Cascade 220
something for everyone, from an adorable monkey-face hat and a dazzling mosaic pattern scarf to a classic muffler and Fair Isle flower mittens.
UK: 60 Quick Knits

Itty-Bitty Hats: cute and cuddly caps to knit for babies and toddlers
38 irresistible designs for infants and toddlers—fun, hip, creative patterns with decorative flourishes that are witty, whimsical, and undeniably unique.
UK: Itty Bitty Hats

The Knit Hat Book: 25 Hats from Basic Shapes
A variety of fanciful and stylish hat projects to choose from.
UK: Knit Hat Book

Hattitude: Knits for Every Mood
Hats include a pearled headband, saucy beret, romantic flowered chapeau, and playful pink and purple earmuff hat.
UK: Hattitude

45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit
9 basic hat shapes, from a fairly standard (but colorfully interpreted) beret to amazing geometric structures such as an onion dome and a six-pointed star (knitted in two layers).
UK: Fine and Fanciful Hats

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Knitted Mohair Hat Pattern: aa122001

Winter is a time for woolly hats. Here is a quick pattern that makes good use of your handspun yarns. The sides of the hat are knit in garter stitch and the top is in plain knit.

handspun hat

I spun a yarn of space-dyed wool roving and mohair ( 70% wool/30% mohair blend that I had dyed using Aurinko liquid dyes. The colours are a blend of black, grey and olive green. The yarn was a 2 ply with 4 wraps per inch.

Knitting Gauge over 2 Inches:

5 stitches
5 rows

Cast on 48 stitches.

If you are using handspun yarns, you should knit a few rows, and check that this hat is the correct size. Try it on your head. You might need to adjust the guage to compensate for the irregularity of your yarn.

Knit in the round in garter stitch for 7 inches:

Knit 1 row.

Purl 1 row.

To decrease for the top of the hat:

Dividing the stitches into 6 equal sections:

48/6 = 8

Knit 6. Slip 1 stitch. Knit 1. Pass slipped stitch over.

Repeat to the end of the row.

Knit 1 row.

Knit 5. Slip 1 stitch. Knit 1. Pass slipped stitch over.

Repeat to the end of the row.

Knit 1 row.

Knit 4. Slip 1 stitch. Knit 1. Pass slipped stitch over.

Repeat to the end of the row.

Knit 1 row.

Knit 3. Slip 1 stitch. Knit 1. Pass slipped stitch over.

Repeat to the end of the row.

Knit 1 row.

Knit 2. Slip 1 stitch. Knit 1. Pass slipped stitch over.

Repeat to the end of the row.

Knit 1 row.

Knit 1. Slip 1 stitch. Knit 1. Pass slipped stitch over.

Repeat to the end of the row.

Knit 1 row.

Break the yarn and pass the yarn through each of the stitches on the needle. Pull the stitches tightly together and secure the ends.

To knit a hat with straight sides – and no rolled brim, knit in Garter stitch for a length of 3.5 – 4 inches.

Knitted Hat Patterns

Seed Stitch Hat
Knitted Hats
Hat Knitting

Hat Knitting Books

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

1,000 Fabulous Knit Hats
Berets, bucket shaped hats, cloches, hoods and masks, origami folded hats, pointed tips, round and sculptural hats, stocking caps, cabled hats, crocheted hats, lace hats, felted and embroidered hats, stranded colorwork, swirled crown hats.
UK: 1000 Knit Hats

Hattitude: Knits for Every Mood
Hats include a pearled headband, saucy beret, romantic flowered chapeau, and playful pink and purple earmuff hat.
UK: Hattitude

..More Knitted Hat Pattern Books…

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Knitted Hat Patterns: knithats

Handspun Hat Pattern
A free hat knitting pattern using handspun yarns.

Handspun Hats
Some of the hats that were made using the above pattern.

Chemo Hats
Crocheted and knitted hats done by our Forum members.

Seed Stitch Hat
I knit this hat using handspun Corriedale roving and machine felted it.

Handspun Romney and Blue Leicester Knit Hats
Stella shows off her handspun hats.

Felted Hat Pattern
This knitted felt hat pattern has a lovely brim.

Aran Tam
The tam is worked on worsted weight yarn. This tam pattern also has instructions for converting it to crochet.

Felted Hat
A pattern by Brown Sheep Co. Knit this hat with worsted weight wool extra large and felt in your washing machine.

Splash Hat
A fuzzy looking hat.

Children’s Hats

Baby Cap
A basic pattern for a baby.

Girls Head Hugger
The head hugger pattern uses 4 ply worsted weight yarn.

Pixie Hat
A baby’s hat knit with cotton.

Knit Hat on Circular Needles – You Tube

Knit Hat Pattern Books

Scrumptious Toppers for Tots and Toddlers: 30 Hats and Caps from Debby Ware
30 pint-sized hat and cap patterns filled with bright and unusual color combinations.
UK: Scrumptious Toppers

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

..more Hat Knitting Pattern books

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Knitting Patterns: patternsknit

Lichen Dyed Slippers
These slippers are easily knit from 7 squares.

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Felted Mittens Pattern
Marina posted this pattern for felted mittens in our Forum. I think this would work well using handspun wools.

Handspun Hat Pattern
This is a pattern that I often use for knitting hats with handspun. It works well for just about any size and gauge of yarn.

Spiral Sock Pattern
Tuatara originally posted this recipe for spiral socks in our Forum. This pattern is great – no turning the heel.

Knitted Hat Patterns
A collection of knitting patterns for hats and caps.
Knitted Mittens

Knitted Slippers
Knitted Socks
Free knitting patterns for socks.
Knitted Scarves
Knitting patterns for scarves.
Knitted Vests
Links to free knitting patterns for vests.

Knitting Books: Mitten Patterns

Latvian Mittens: Traditional Designs & Techniques

Mostly Mittens: Ethnic Knitting Designs from Russia
Provides basic guidelines for knitting mittens, for selecting yarn and needles, how to measure gauge, and how to cast on and begin to knit in the round.

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