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The pattern is so easy and so quick :) Thanks for reminding me that I wanted to go shopping for beads today, but I totally forgot about it :(
Gitta, Just a note about this hat...The heart beads were a bit bigger than the pony beads (6 mm) and required an extra step. After the hat is done I had to sew with yarn across them on the inside to hold them in place because they would not lay flat. You can see it on the inside of hat. You don't have that problem with pony beads. Could you put a picture of that on?
Another way to tell if your hat will be the right width is to measure it across after round 5. It should be about 6 1/2 inches. If not add another increase row, DC in every 10th stitch. You will have 66 stitches. Add 33 beads instead of 30.
Ooops, make that 2 DC in every 10th stitch.
Thank you for the tip about measuring across the circle, Sharon. I think it will help a lot when using different thicknesses of yarn. I mainly use DK , but even then different brands are not always the same.
You are welcome Jen! You can always add a row or two to get the right length.
This is the pattern I have used for the last two hats posted.. modelled by Ted E Bear and Grissel Lee Bear his friend.. the hats will fit 4 years and up because they go on my head but will fit beautifully a childs head being slightly stretched to fit mine.. I have a small head so they should be perfect for the children...
Materials & Equipment:
Approximately 60 grams of 8 ply acrylic knitting yarn. One pair 4mm Knitting needles. Sewing Needle.
Cast on 88 stitches. Row 1: Knit to end of row. Next row: Knit every row until work measures 20 centimetres (8 inches).
Next row: K2 together to end of row. (44 stitches). Next row: K2 together to end of row (22 stitches). Next Row: K2 together (11 stitches).
Cut yarn leaving a length of approx 50 centimetres. With a large eyed yarn needle thread this tail through the remaining stitches, gather up tightly & secure. Use this thread to join the back seam on the wrong side of the work. Fasten off neatly & darn in ends. Add a pompom or tassel if you wish.
Thanks, Christine, for posting this pattern! So simple and so cute!
It looks like it would fit well and I like that it is not too long. Here in Canada, we call these toques. Often they are made longer so a 'cuff'' can be folded back. Sometimes when I look at the distribution photos, I cringe a bit when I see the kids in toques that are meant to have the fold-back, but are just plopped on their heads with a great gob of empty hat sticking way up from the top of their heads. Hopefully, after the chaos of the day, someone figures out that the hat would fit better if folded back into a cuff.
I like this hat, with its shorter length, because it solves the problem of too-big beanies.
You could make it any length, couldn't you. The one above is in a self-striping yarn but if more experienced knitters want to play with the pattern it's very easy to do so. I was just trying to avoid using any shaping so if a beginner could make a square they could move on and make a hat.
Wendy made the one on the right -
Thank you very much Susanne! ❤️. I know what I'm going to knit today ✅
CLEVER HAT PATTERN.......... ITHAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT THE PATTERN I POSTED HAS HAD 55cm pencilled on pattern. This must have been added by someone adjusting for an adult. PLEASE IGNORE THE 55 cm......the hat is perfect size for child when knitted to 40 cm as per pattern instruction.....( photo of my 5 yo grandson modelling one in "Celestial Sensarions). Sorry I didn't pick up the pattern glitch before uploading to this page