With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Knitted Hats

Monday, January 9, 2017

Knitted Hats

Cold and snowy weather is just beginning in our neck of the woods but I'll be keeping warm with these quick knit toques and super popular messy bun hat.

The patterns are very basic yet create a cute hat.  Add a pom-pom or leave off, it's up to you.
I made a pair of boot cuffs using the same yarn but I'm more excited that I can actually sit comfortably on an 8-inch high stool since my hip replacement 5 months ago :)
(I'll be posting soon the boot cuff's that I made)
Messy bun hats are everywhere with patterns galore in both crochet and kitted versions. This knitted one is really fun and takes less than a skein of bulky yarn. I began it before going to bed one night and finished it the next morning after breakfast!
 Mine is a slight variation of this free pattern found on Revelry by Isela Phelps.
 I love this one. It is an easy Knit 2 Purl 2 rib. I made it in both white and this flecked tan.
It is called Easy Fit Ribbed Hat by Red Heart.
Wear without a pom-pom, add a yarn pom-pom or tie on a faux fur pom-pom. Want to make your own faux fur pom-pom? Click to view my how-to.

This adorable toque is worked in a Knit 1 Purl 1 rib. It couldn't be easier.
Hope these pics will inspire you to get your knitting needles out to make yourself or someone else a warm and stylish hat this winter.

Bernat Knit Family Toques

Yarn: Bernat® Alpaca™ 3.5 oz/100 g; 120 yds/110 m)
Sizes Child, Lady, Man

Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge

To fit: child size 8-10 years (lady) man.

15 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions
will be written thus ( ).

Cast on 57 (61-67) sts.
1st row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1. Rep last 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing for 7 (8-8½)" [18 (20.5-
21.5) cm], ending on a 2nd row.
Shape top: 1st row: (RS). *K1. P3tog. (K1. P1) twice. Rep from * to last 1 (5-3) st(s). K1. (P1. K1) 0
(2-1) time(s). 43 (47-51) sts rem.
2nd and alt rows: *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1.
3rd row: *K1. P3tog. K1. P1. Rep from * to last 1 (5-3) st(s). K1. (P1. K1) 0 (2-1) time(s). 29 (33-35) sts rem.
5th row: *K1. P3tog. Rep from * to last 1 (1-3) st(s). K1. (P1. K1) 0 (0-1) time. 15 (17-19) sts rem.
7th row: *K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 8 (9-10) sts rem. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts. Sew center back seam, reversing 2" [5 cm] for turn back.

NOTE: If unable to find Bernat Alpace, the following yarns might be used:
LION BRAND Wool-Ease Chunky, LION BRAND Unique, PATONS Shetland Chunky, RED HEART Chunky Soft.

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Ann said...

They look great. I like the messy bun version although my hair isn't long enough for even a pony tail any more. I wish I could get the hang of knitting but for some reason I just never could

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Lynn said...

Cute hats, I love the fur pom-pom:@)

Mildred said...

Love them all and you look so pretty. I would love to have hair long enough for the messy bun one. When I was 20, I flew to Germany with my parents (a bs. trip for dad). I met an Israeli girl about my age on the plane and I was wearing a hat similar to these. She was fascinated to "see" my hair and of course when I removed the hat, I had BAD hat hair! lol

lindsey said...

Its so lovely to see your sweet face in those lovely knits! I cant believe how long its been since I read through a few blogs and how long its been since I even posted on my blog!! about ten months to be exact. But I do love seeing your IG posts and those of your beautiful daughter and her fabulous family!!

Kristina said...

I thought about making one, but decided not to make the messy bun hat. I think the snow and weather would make my hair wet, and that's not good when I homestead (and have outdoor work). I do need a new hat, so I may have to make one yet.

Adrienne said...

I love your hats and can't wait to see the boot cuffs. I don't wear hats like this because I need a brim. I've made many hats in this style for my grandkids and for gifts.


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