Sunday, April 11

Hip to Be Square Hat

Hip to Be Square is my newest design. Inspiration for this hat came from my socks. I can hear you all saying "What?!"

I knit my socks toe up starting with a small rectangle and picking stitches up around it to avoid all the frustrating and fiddly increases that other toe up socks have. One day I thought what if I knit a hat from the top down with a square? A somewhat nutty idea but this hat is the result. : )

This hat is a snug fitting beanie style. A 16” size 7 (4.5 mm) circular and a ball of worsted weight yarn are all you need to get started. No double points required!

Start with a square, pick up stitches around the edges of the square, and knit in the round. Easy, peasy!

Sized from kids to adults, it is easy to resize (smaller or larger). I give you tips on how to do this in the pattern.

This hat could become your favorite “go-to” hat pattern. It's easy to remember and the sides are a blank canvas where you can add your favorite stitches, color designs, etc.

The blue hat in the picture was knit with Patons Classic Wool. It was knit by one of my test knitters, Karen Sylvestre, and modeled by her daughter, Danielle. (Thanks, Karen!)

The pattern costs is available in my Ravelry pattern store.

For more information, visit my Ravelry pattern store to see all my available designs, current pricing information, and purchase pattern downloads.

1 comment:

MUDNYC said...

Vicki that looks great!