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.
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!
150-200 yards Worsted Weight Yarn in color(s) of your choice.
4sts per inch in stockinette stitch.
Size US 7 (or as needed to obtain gauge) double pointed needles. Optional: same gauge in 9 inch circular needles.
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.)
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.
40% Cotton, 33% Acrylic, 27% Nylon (Polyamide)
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