Sunday, July 20, 2014

Unisex Knit Hat

This is the first knit hat that I worked using circular needles and double pointed needles (DPN's).   I followed the free pattern from Red Heart found here
The most difficult part of working this was doing the decreases on DPN's.   I mostly crochet.    I found that crocheting hats goes so much faster than knitting them because you use only 1 hook throughout the entire project.

The Red Heart pattern above is written to fit most men.   I failed to notice that the yarn used in the pattern was #5 Bulky, and I started knitting with a #4 worsted weight.   I followed the pattern and used the recommended needles.

I was fairly pleased with the completed product, but the hat was small on me.     Using the worsted weight yarn will produce a women's or teenager size hat.   As with most of my projects, this hat will be donated to a local charity. 





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