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Knit and Felt Hat Pattern - PDF download

Knit and Felt Character Hats Pattern

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Knitted and felted, this hat can be made into the perfect style just for you.

This is my absolute favorite knitted project in the entire library of knit patterns in the world. Why? Because it is the result of a Christmas present from my daughter – a full week of hanging out with her and teaching her to knit! Yup, I was the lucky recipient of the best Christmas gift ever.

One of her friends is a huge fan of those little yellow one-eyed (or two-eyed) creatures, and my daughter had a hankering to make one into a hat. I looked around for a pattern that was simple enough for a beginner, yet had enough character and charm to be worthy of the gift. I found one that was a strong contender, but it was for a DK weight yarn (which would take a really long time for a beginning knitter to complete), the ear flaps weren’t quite right… and well maybe I just wanted to build out a pattern of our own to get more one on one time with my kiddo!

The end result… I couldn’t stop knitting these fun hats! My daughter rolled her eyes a few times as she saw me knocking out multiple hats as she knitted her one hat (crazy speed knitter she called me!), but that’s to be expected from a teenager, and I considered it icing on the cake.

These hats are super easy to make, and are the perfect pattern to teach someone to knit!

It might look like a complicated hat, but if broken down into steps (like the pattern does) any first-time knitter can make one! You’ll learn basic increases, decreases, knitting flat, knitting in the round, and then get to embellish your creation with felting. And, if you’re a first-time knitter whose mom isn’t around to explain how things work, please email me with any questions you have. We’ll get you knitting in no time!

Pattern Details:

  • 3 sizes: Small (child), Medium (adult woman), Large (adult man)
  • Felting needle and felting block
  • Wool Roving for felting
  • Tapestry needle

YARN:

150-200 yards Worsted Weight Yarn in color(s) of your choice.

GAUGE:

4sts per inch in stockinette stitch.

NEEDLES:

Size US 7 (or as needed to obtain gauge) double pointed needles. Optional: same gauge in 9 inch circular needles.

OTHER MATERIALS:

  • Wool roving in colors of your choice
  • Felting needle
  • Felting block
  • Tapestry needle

SKILL LEVEL:

Easy (Note: this makes a wonderful pattern to teach someone to knit with as it covers all of the basic stitches, knitting flat, knitting in the round, as well as basic increases and decreases… and they end up with a super cute hat that looks really complex to make but is quite easy if you take it one step at a time.)

Sizes:

Small (child), Medium (adult woman), Large (adult man). Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Knitting stitches and techniques used:

  • Stockinette
  • Garter stitch
  • Knit on (insert right hand needle into first stitch on left hand needle, knit wise. Knit one stitch, return knitted stitch to left hand needle.)
  • M1R (Make one Right-leaning: With left needle tip, lift strand between needles from back to front. Knit lifted loop through the front of the stitch.)
  • M1L (Make one Left-leaning: With left needle tip, lift strand between needles from front to back. Knit lifted loop through the back of the stitch.)
  • k2tog (Knit 2 Together: Insert right needle into two stitches at the same time, knitwise. Knit them as if they were a single stitch.)
  • YO (Yarn Over: Wrap the yarn around the needle from front to back.)

Additional information

Fibers

40% Cotton, 33% Acrylic, 27% Nylon (Polyamide)

Knit Options

PDF Pattern, Knitted Hat: Puppy, Knitted Hat: Hearts, Knitted Hat: One-Eyed, Knitted Hat: Two-Eyed, Knitted Hat: Flowers

Alō products are handmade using all natural ingredients. Please allow for color and design differences in each batch.

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