This hat was born out of necessity. I needed to knit woolly hats for my two boys and had a huge stash of sock yarn (I always do). I wanted the knitting to be fast and the hat to be warm so I decided to use two threads of sock yarn.
Also, I decided to make a hat that would last more than one season, hence the beanie. It fits a wide range of head sizes, from toddlers to teenagers (and even adults with small to medium head size). I have tried it on an 18-month old and it fits my small-ish woman head.
The length is simply adjusted by turning the brim, which provides extra warmth on the ears. It is perfect as a basic winter hat for children for every day use thanks to its simplicity and the hardwearing qualities of sock yarn.
Basically, this hat should fit any child, perfect if you want to knit for a child but are unsure of his/her head size.
About 200 m / 220 yards total of 4-ply sock yarn
2 threads are used for this design so, if you use 2 different yarns, you will need 100 m / 110 yard from each
Needles: 5.0mm/US8 circular needle or DPNs or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: 4 stitch markers, Darning needle
Knitting in the round, SSK, K2tog
19 sts x 30 rows / 10 cm – 4” in stocking stitch
1 size should fit any child
Pattern Cost: $3.00
Check out the other projects on Ravelry:
Today, I finally had a decent photo shoot for this pattern. Thanks to two lovely children, Marta and Kelvin, who played along and let me take lots of pictures of them wearing the hats.
Here are our best shots, aren’t they cute?!
Pattern can be found here and costs EUR 2.50
I wrote this pattern especially with bamboo yarn in mind. I wanted to design a spring hat with a girl and a boy version and bamboo yarn makes me think of spring. It has a lovely shine to it that reminds me of sunny spring days.
The body of the hat is identical in both versions. The girl version includes a little bracelet, just for fun!
Note: this pattern is for both boy and girl versions
Pattern costs $3.75
Knitting in the round, Kfb, picking up stitches, Kitchener stitch
Pattern in 2 children sizes:
Small: 2-4 years – Circ 38-48 cm (15-19”)
Large: 5+ years – Circ 42-56 cm (16½ -22”)
More details on the pattern are available on Ravelry:
My testers are hard at work and, thanks to them, I should be able to publish the pattern very soon, I’m hoping before the week-end. Here are some of their versions, the boy version is not finished yet:
I have just posted a request for testing for this model. If you are interested, please check here and use the thread to reply.
This means that the pattern should be published around 10th February. Stay tuned for more information!
Modeled by my 6-year old. The hat is meant for a size 2-5 years approximately, so it’s a little small on him. But, it gives you a good idea of what it looks like.
I will now write the pattern for both this version and the girls version and will get it test knitted. The pattern should be available in about 3 weeks time. Stay tuned!
Only one element left to knit on my boys’ version of the upcoming bamboo spring beanie pattern. Here is a preview:
Note that it is a little bit small on my boys, there will be a bigger version for older boys.