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Self-striping hat


Yarn: Adriafil Knitcol, approx 1 skein
Pattern: Self Striping Hat

I'm knitting hats for all three of my kids; I just sent four hats to Erica (including a Kittyville hat), so now it's time to focus on hats for the boys. The hat pattern I'm sharing (via the .pdf download above) isn't exclusively for kids' self-striping hats -- you can upsize or downsize the pattern to fit your gauge and head circumference. For instance, if I have a worsted-weight yarn (4 to 4.25 stitches per inch), I can usually cast on 80 to 88 stitches and end up with a hat that fits an average adult. Plain hats are fast and fun to knit (and great for stashbusting), but I also have a few more challenging hats on my list to knit:

Norwegian Star Ear Flap Hat by Tiennie
Windy City Hat by Jodi
Capitan Hat by RosiG

. . . and this is where you leave a comment pointing me to YOUR favorite hat pattern -- I'd love to know what your favorite hat patterns are.

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Great hat! I love the stripes. So fun!

I can't point you to a hat pattern as I usually just make 'em up as I go. Sorry.

Cute hat, love the colorful yarn. I don't have a favorite hat pattern but that's because I usually don't knit hats. I do like Mrs. Dashwood on Knitty though, I made one for a swap.

I love to knit hats. My favorite pattern is the EZ Very Warm Hat. You can use her colorwork or use your own. People are always so impressed that the hat is reversible. I also like brooklyntweed's patterns--Red Light Special, Koolhaas, and Habitat. Have fun with the hat making!

Stripey goodness!

It's hat season! I started one last night, top down because I didn't want to swatch, and I'm making the pattern up as I go along. Recipe for disaster, definitely.

I second the motion for EZ's Very Warm Hat. I've seen one in person and it's very cool.

what fun colors and a great pattern,thanks Janet!

That's a fun hat. My suggestion is Selbu modern ( free on raverly), nice colourwork if you're up to. I just made one very recently and like it a lot!

Love the hat and the colors. Sweet!

I just came across your site and love it! I'm going to have to try some of your patterns!

I was not a big fan of knitted hat before. This year, I got a "I just HAVE to have a hat!" all of a sudden. I am planning a casquette for myself.

great boy's hat! that yarn is perfect for it!

i love this hat: button-tab hat

Oh I just love this hat, but you already know that!

Well, I think that the Koolhaas is a really cool pattern, but I have been wearing my Selbu Modern all week and getting many compliments...

Very cute hat! Thanks for adding my hat to your list. :)

It's funny that you mention the Norwegian star hat- that's one of my favorites as well!
This yarn is great. I'd love to try it sometime.

cheerful and delightful! i love this! fun stripes and happiness all in one hat.
thanks for the pattern, Janet!