Saturday, December 5, 2009

Learn To Knit A Hat

This week was our first real snowfall of the season. There is a layer of white icing on front lawns and tree branches putting us in the mood for Christmas shopping and decorating the tree. For those of us who are brand new knitters there is still time to pick up a pair of needles and try a simple project to wrap up and give as a gift.

Scarves are the easiest projects to make, cast on, knit each row and cast off whenever the length is just right. But after a few of those, things get a little boring. This hat pattern is straight out knit every row, no decreasing or increasing, and quick to finish. Top it off with a funky pompom and that special someone on your list will truly be impressed with your efforts.
Knit one for a child or adult, it takes only two balls of chunky weight yarn. This sample is knit in Futura by Katia, a playfully textured yarn available in lime green, red, charcoal, purple, and turquoise.
Futura Hat
Size: Child (Adult)
Yarn: 2 balls Futura by Katia
Needles: 6.00 mm
Cast on 27 (34) sts. Knit each row until work measures 17 (19) in. Cast off.
Sew cast on and cast off edges together reversing seam approx. 3 in from bottom to make a smooth turn back edge. Thread a piece of yarn through top edge, catching only the bumps , draw in tightly, and secure.
Wind yarn around four fingers loosely, approx 36 times. Slide this bundle off carefully and lay on table. Tie a separate piece of yarn around centre of bundle, tighten and secure. Cut ends of loop and trim if necessary. Attach pompom to top of hat.


  1. Another Muskoka blogger! I have added you to my blog roll! My Muskoka !

  2. Thanks Jenn!
    Happy to have you on board.