Handmade Hat Gifts (For next year…but don’t wait until Christmas!)

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Stuff

knitted crocheted hat patterns

I knitted and crocheted gifts for everyone in my family this year. Besides my parents, I have 2 sisters, 3 brothers, 3 nieces, and 1 nephew. My wrists are a bit sore…

But I love how everything turned out. These are some of my favorites:

  1. Chloe Cap
  2. Fingerless Gloves
  3. Crocheted Earwarmer
  4. A KnitKid Pattern (From my favorite hat pattern book, Hat Heads by Trond Anfinnsen)
  5. Chunky Earflap

The Fingerless Gloves pattern is free on the LionBrand website. It’s super easy and a good starter project if you’re a beginner.

Yarn: Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

Gauge: About 9 stitches = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter stitch (knit every row).  If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Cuff (make 2)
Cast on 15 stitches. Work in Garter stitch (knit every stitch on every row) until piece measures about 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm) from beginning. Bind off, leaving a long yarn tail.

Finishing
Fold knit piece in half. Thread yarn tail into blunt needle. Sew sides of Cuff together for about 2 in. (5 cm). Leave next 1 in. (2.5 cm) unsewn for thumb opening, then seam remainder of sides. Weave yarn ends into inside (wrong side) of Cuff.

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

About 9 stitches = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter stitch (knit every row). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

CUFF (make 2)
Cast on 15 stitches. Work in Garter stitch (knit every stitch on every row) until piece measures about 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm) from beginning. Bind off, leaving a long yarn tail.

FINISHING
Fold knit piece in half. Thread yarn tail into blunt needle. Sew sides of Cuff together for about 2 in. (5 cm). Leave next 1 in. (2.5 cm) unsewn for thumb opening, then seam remainder of sides. Weave yarn ends into inside (wrong side) of Cuff.

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1 nnenna January 11, 2011 at 8:33 am

I like the lights on the pictures

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