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gauge about 14-15 stitches per 4"
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Date: 12/4/11 6:43 PM

Hi -- I'm hoping to make my adult son a fairly quick hat for Christmas. I found some nice sock yarn and am combining two colors (i.e. using two balls together). The gauge is 28 stitches per 4", so knitting two strands together I'll need a pattern that's around 14-15 stitches per 4", maybe 16 st. at most. I want it pretty basic, but not something that requires more than 100 g./ 3-1/2 oz. of yarn.

Any ideas? What are your favorite men's hat patterns?


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Date: 12/4/11 8:15 PM

I'm probably too boring for you but I love a plain ribbed hat.

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Date: 12/5/11 7:48 AM

I like making men's fedoras. They are a bit time consuming because of felting & shaping, shaving.

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Date: 12/8/11 6:33 PM

Thanks, not boring at all, JEF. I'm thinking along those lines, or maybe a plain hat with a ribbed band, possibly a band that folds up to make a cuff.

A fedora, eh? I can't quite picture one on my son, but that sounds like a cool project. I'm looking for more of a warm project, ha ha -- for wintery days.

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Date: 12/8/11 7:30 PM

Oh there are a couple of hats on Red Cross website that men have worn for years. I will try to find it & copy here.....
Fedora is warm but not the kind you pull down over your ears etc. DH likes them as they "mess up the hair less!"

Hmmm it will not copy for me ...
Basically ...Size 4 needles ... using dpn needles
Cast on 140 stitches
Row 1 k 1 p 1
Row 2 p 1 k 1
Separate the stitches on 3 needles...46 stitches on needle 1 & 2 , 48 stitches on needle 3
K 1 p 1 for 12 rows of stitching.
Knit plain stitches for 1 inch.
Cut a 12 to 14 inch length of yarn & thread through all stitches pulling as tight as possible & then sew together ...first one direction then the next on the wrong side of hat.
Press with damp cloth & warm iron..... they are using wool yarn for this.
This is called Navy Man's cap.
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My kid brother had a triple bypass ..he made it.through the surgery okay. Please keep him in your prayers. A long road to recovery ahead, as more heart issues found. Still so glad he is okay.
"Dear God...Help me out please!" ..Fr. Eric
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Date: 12/11/11 12:38 PM

OK, thanks, but 140 stitches sounds like it's for a much finer gauge than what I need. The hat patterns I've found for 14-15 st. per inch have quite a wide range of suggestions about how many stitches to cast on, ranging from 70 (which I know is too few) to 90-something (which I know is too many). This is actually why I asked -- this was getting confusing. I'm assuming this hat would need to be maybe an inch bigger than one for me would need to be. We have fairly big heads in our family (ha ha, don't take that the wrong way ) but I don't want to guess wrong. I've found a couple of patterns that use 82 st. for the band for a men's chunky-weight hat, so maybe I'll try that.



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Date: 12/11/11 3:58 PM

The book Teach Yourself Visually Knitting Design is my go-to for simple hats. You select your stitches-per-inch and the size you want to make and use the master pattern to make a basic hat with a few choices of brim and top. The gauge is only given in whole numbers (e.g. 4 stitches per inch, 5, 6..., not 4.25 or 4.5), so sometimes you have to do a little arithmetic and use your best judgement to decide things, but the book gives you a great starting place.

Ann Budd has a similar sort of book called The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns that looks pretty good.

I've seen top-down hat patterns that I think start with 3 or 4 stitches, whatever your gauge, and just keep going until it fits. It's an interesting idea.

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Date: 12/11/11 7:14 PM

I will try to find my pattern for a stocking hat this week. It goes fairly quickly & uses only straight single point needles. ...at the moment my stuff is in boxes here & there. .... I also have one that you can get .....Fiber Trends Easy Hats and Mittens ... the hats & mittens are both nice when finished. I see the pattern on Ebay for $5.00 .

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DH eye tumor is starting to shrink! Yipee!! This is very good news.
My kid brother had a triple bypass ..he made it.through the surgery okay. Please keep him in your prayers. A long road to recovery ahead, as more heart issues found. Still so glad he is okay.
"Dear God...Help me out please!" ..Fr. Eric
Might I say ..Thank you +



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Date: 12/11/11 9:23 PM

My dh loves this one, Elizabeth Zimmerman's Maltese Fisherman's Hat . It is kind of goofy, but you can flip the earflaps up and, if you attach I-cord to them, tie on the top of the head.

It's of thick yarn and is fast to make.

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Date: 12/15/11 9:27 AM

I picked up the new magazine yesterday ....Knitsimple Winter 2011, there are many hats in there... I think with a change of colors some would be perfect for guys too. ; ) .....

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Home of the adorable Baby & Mittee girl >^,,^
DH eye tumor is starting to shrink! Yipee!! This is very good news.
My kid brother had a triple bypass ..he made it.through the surgery okay. Please keep him in your prayers. A long road to recovery ahead, as more heart issues found. Still so glad he is okay.
"Dear God...Help me out please!" ..Fr. Eric
Might I say ..Thank you +



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