Does anyone have favorite "tried and true" hat patterns - knit or crochet. For adult, or child, or baby.
I use the free one for a hat at lionbrand.com. The tight fitting cap is k2, p2, as I recall. It can be made for all types of yarn and for all sizes of heads from baby through men's.
I crochet and have used this pattern - Gotcha Covered Hats from Coats & Clark for a few years now. You can vary the yarn and size by following the charts. Also comes in knit version
see discussion "Homemade booties stay on best" for a picture of one that I converted into Elmo
Here is a link that might be useful: Gotcha Covered Hats
I've used this one (knit) and adjusted it to my guage once. It was fast, easy and worked out wonderfully. I'm in the process of making another one for my brother's girlfriend.
Here is a link that might be useful: Baby Cable Ribbed Hat
Thanks to all for the responses and info.
ironkit, I also looked at the site itself - lots of patterns!
I like this one, own one and gave several away.
"Julia Roberts" Hat
Designed by Gale H. Coffey
This pattern that I designed resembles the hat worn by Julia Roberts in the movie Stepmom. This hat should fit snugly.
S/M (21 - 22")
M/L (22 - 23")
Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% wool/15% mohair) 125 yards/skein
Main Color 4 oz #97 - Rust
Color A small amount #14 - Sunburst Gold
Color B small amount #79 - Blueboy
Color C small amount #62 - Amethyst
Buying one full skein of each will result in four hats with different main colors.
Size 10.5 circular needles 16" long (or use double points for the whole cap)
Size 10.5 double point needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge!
3.5 sts and 4 rows per inch in circular knitting on 10.5 needles
Very important to assure proper fit!
With main color and size 10.5 circular needles cast on 70 (76) sts. Join and knit 6 rows (1.5 inches).
Purl one row (to stop rolling of brim)
Knit 6 more rows of main color (1.5 inches).
Attach color A and knit one row, then purl one row. Do not break yarn.
Attach color B and knit one row. Break yarn.
With color A knit one row and purl one row.
With main color knit 4 rows (1 inch).
Attach color C and knit one row, then purl one row. Break yarn.
With main color knit 3 rows (Â¾ inch).
Attach color B and knit one row, then purl one row. Do not break yarn.
Attach color C and knit one row. Break yarn.
With color B knit one row, then purl one row.
Start Decreasing For Crown:
With Main color, knit decreasing 6 (4) sts evenly spaced. 64 (72) sts.
Knit one round with Main color.
With color A knit one round, and purl one round.
Size M/L only (Skip these rounds for size S/M):
With Main color k7, k2tog around.
Knit 1 round even.
For Both Sizes:
K6, k2tog around (56 sts).
Knit 1 round even.
K5, k2tog around (48 sts).
Knit 1 round even.
Change to dpn on next round.
K4, k2tog around (40 sts).
Knit 1 round even.
K3, k2tog around (32 sts).
K2, k2tog around (24 sts).
K1, k2tog around (16 sts).
K2tog around (8 sts).
Leaving a 8" tail, break yarn and draw through remaining 8 sts. Weave in ends.
This pattern is a good pattern to use up scraps you have, or buy an extra skein of yarn on your next sweater to make a matching cap.
Â©1999 Gale H. Coffey
This pattern may be freely distributed as long as this copyright notice is attached. It may not be sold including cost of copying or postage.
I am no longer aware of which website I got this one from.
Moni, I like the hat - thanks much for the directions!
Thank you for the pattern! I havce several part balls of yarn that would be a nice addition for a hat - to add some colour.
One question about when you wrote about decreasing for the crown: "Size M/L only (Skip these rounds for size S/M):"
Which is it - include or skip - for the medium size?
Jane, there are two sizes: S/M (small to medium) and M/L (medium to large).
If making size Medium/Large then include the two rounds.
If making size Small/Medium then don't do, skip.
I made this hat last night and couldn't believe it worked up so quickly. We are making hats at the college for Caps for Kids so I was told any size from infant to teen would be good. Wanted something more current and this fit the bill. Used the Red Heart Monet but I think I'll make a few more in different colors/sizes - perhaps use up some of those scraps and make it striped.
Here is a link that might be useful: Angels Crochet
I'm still too new at knitting for anything to be "tried and true," but I designed this cabled/ribbed hat to go with a fingerless gloves pattern I liked.
I get a lot of compliments when I wear it.
Here is a link that might be useful: Fetching Hat
My apologies to both donna and gardenway for not reading the pattern more carefully.
Ii is quite obvious to me now that there are only two sizes to the pattern.
Jane, I have no idea why you are apologizing. I am constantly missing things. Just today I posted a knitting pattern for someone asking for a crochet pattern. Don't worry about it.
Jane, don't apologize. Many a time I've read directions that didn't, in the moment, make sense to me!
So much great information in this thread!!
I have been looking for a kids crocheted hooded scarf pattern just can't make a decision!, but i think I will try Angel's crochet Mountain hat instead!!
And, Moni, you make me so want to try knitting!!!!
Oops, it is the Gotcha hat that Susan posted that I make all the time. Sometimes I use it as a guide for size and make the body of the hat in a pattern from a layette I am making. These hats are more popular with young moms today than the old fashioned bonnets with strings to tie under the chin.