Posted by: kunderthedesk | November 16, 2009

Robin’s Egg Blue Hat Pattern

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Photo copyright to Rachel Iufer

Hello, readers! I hope you had a relaxing weekend. To inspire you this Monday I am sharing the beautiful Robin’s Egg Blue Hat by Rachel Iufer at the i dream of knitting blog.  I’ve had this hat queued for a long time because I find its simplicity very beautiful. I also like the funky large button, which adds a little flair to the hat.

To knit a Robin’s Egg Blue hat of your own, you’ll need some chunky wool. The author uses Patons Shetland Chunky, so something similar would work perfectly. You’ll also need US size 10 needles as well as DPNs or circulars to work in the round. The beginning of the hat that looks like a belt or band is knitted in seed stitch flat on straight needles, and then you join in the round to do the body of the hat later. As always, use whatever your “in the round” preference is! Don’t forget to bring along a stitch marker, a tapestry needle, and an extra large button for finishing!

My favorite part about this hat is the faux belt/band look with the button. Using seed stitch for this portion with the rest of the hat knitted in stockinette really makes this stand out! You can also get creative with your choice of button to complete the look.  Since it’s fathomable that you may knit a hat in a color other than blue, you could always  match your button to whatever yarn you use, or make it neutral so that your hat goes with just about anything. You could also use fun shaped buttons or antique buttons — this is where you get to make the hat your own to fit your personal style.

With cooler weather upon us, hats are a very popular knitting choice. The holidays are closing in, and I love making new hats for my friends and family. Hats are my absolute favorite thing to knit ever! I don’t even wear that many hats. One of the hats I featured not too long ago, the Lace-Edged Women’s Hat, I just recently completed.  I made one for my best friend for her birthday and then quickly whipped up a matching one for myself. Now that it’s freshly blocked and ready to go, I find myself already on the look for another hat to knit for myself…. I haven’t even worn the first one I made yet! I love toques. Have a great day :)

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