Striped Hat- Free Knitting Pattern Download
March 30, 2013
Looking through a vintage magazine I came across a picture of a cute knitted hat using rows of purls and knit stitches to create a striped look. The hat was worked in all one color using the different textures to create the stripe. I wondered what it would look like worked in two colors and with-yes, you guessed it, a pom-pom on top. I rummaged through my stash until I lit upon red and white. I imagined the two worked up, "Nah, too Where's Waldo". Then I grabbed a dusty blue, "Perfect"! I set to work create just the right size for my 4yr old daughter, who loves hats. This can also be worked up for babies, bigger kids and adults. Just use different colors to make it age appropriate. The hat came together like a dream. I used a trick to get my stripes and colors to blend together just right. The over-sized pom-pom at the top is the icing on the cake. You can opt for a smaller one, but I say go big! It really makes the hat. Try a two tone or rainbow pom-pom if you work your hat in one color. Or you can try a neutral colored pom-pom and work the hat in multiple or rainbow colors. This is the perfect spring hat for kids to play in or for ladies to wear out for shopping or dads at soccer practice.
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