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Thursday, December 19, 2013



So, I made a Santa hat!

I like really slouchy beanies and if you've ever worn a Santa hat, you know they kind of plop onto the top of your head and can be a little unflattering uncomfortable.

I adapted this pattern. You can find my edits after the break!






Follow the pattern as normal for rows 1-4. (I opted not to switch colors and I chained 23 instead of 11 because I wanted a wider brim for my hat. Wider brim = more slouch potential. It's a scientific fact.)

Continue to follow the pattern with the following changes. I made these to 1) suit my big head and 2) allow the hat to sit lower on the top of my head. Starting the decreases later makes the fit a bit more relaxed, but if you want a tighter/higher fit, follow the pattern as written.

Round 1: SC around.
Rounds 2 - 11: SC around.
Round 12: Decrease round. (see pattern).
Rounds 13 - 22: SC around.
Round 23: Decrease round and finish here for a beanie (see pattern). SC through round 25 for Santa hat.
Round 25: Decrease round.
Rounds 26 - 35: SC around.
Round 36: Decrease round.
Rounds 37 - 39: SC around.
Round 40: Decrease round.
Rounds 41 - 43: SC around.
Round 44: Decrease round.
Rounds 45-46: SC around.
Round 47: Decrease round.
Round 48 - 49: SC around.
Round 50: Decrease round.
Rounds 51 - 52: SC around.
Round 53: Decrease round.
Rounds 54 - 55: SC around.
Round 56: Decrease round.
Rounds 57+: SC around until your tail is at your desired length and follow the rest of the original pattern as written!

I put my hat on to test out the fit as I went, and I recommend you do the same until you begin to taper off for the tail!




And, if you're on Ravelry, let's be friends!

Happy Thursday!

UPDATE:

Ryan got jealous of my hat, so I made him one! :)

8 comments

  1. CUTE!!! I one day I will be advanced enough to follow patterns and create things like this hat! I just bought my knitting needles and yarn last night and have spent a long night and full day (until work interrupted me) knitting and loving it. Now I can cross learn to do it off my list. I love wool knits so hopefully I can make my own knits and not have to buy hats, scarfs, etc... at stores and always hate a part of it.

    neoboha.blogspot.com

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    1. You'll advance quickly, it's an easy hobby to pick up! I can't wait to see what you make!

      And yes, it's really nice to be able to make things to your exact specifications instead of having to buy them!

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  2. Featured your awesome hat on my blog today. It's so awesome. xo

    K.

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen!! :)

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  3. Love it!! Wish I knew how to crochet!!

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  4. You are soon stinking cute! Love the hat :)

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