Remember the Shibui  hat kit I won at Knitomatic?  Well, here is the finished product.

photo by Scott Lyons

photo by Scott Lyons


Winter has come and gone, but it is a lovely lightweight hat, perfect for cool spring mornings and evenings.   Made for my number Three (she’s 8 years old).  I am going to try to squeeze another hat out of the leftovers – for me, I have a small bean!

Hat #2,  will get some use next winter.  I’m sure it will be needed!

The inspiration came from this idea – but when you’re a knitter, you don’t buy hats – you make them!

from Honesty WTF

from Honesty WTF

Here is my version.   The self-striping yarn could be enough embellishment, but nah!  The gems are definitely going on!

photo by Scott Lyons

photo by Scott Lyons

I have developed a simple hat pattern that works for my small head – feel free to try it out!  Knit in the round.

5 mm needles – with appropriate yarn

With cable cast on, CO 60 sts.  Place marker for beginning of round.

k2, p2 rib for 10 cm (4″)

work in St st (knit every round) until desired length – 14.5 cm (6″)

k2tog for 1 round,

knit next round,

k2tog for 1 round,

Leaving a long tail, run through remaining stitches to draw top closed.  Knot securely to the inside of the hat and weave in ends.  Make and attach a pompom if you like.  Sew jewels on.  Broken brooches or earrings work too, if you’ve been holding on to something special!


About stickgirl

Hi, I am a mother of 3, wife, small business owner, chief cook & bottle washer, daydreaming of fashion and knitting.
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