Easy Winter Hat Tutorial |Keeping it Real

Monday, February 9, 2015

Easy Winter Hat Tutorial

A couple of weeks ago I made some knitted hats and scarfs for my daughter's dolls using leftover yard I wanted to get rid of (check it here in case you missed it). Well, she liked it so much she asked me to make a hat for her too.

easy knit winter hat tutorial

Now, I learned to knit a long time ago but it has never been one of my favorite hobbies, although recently I've been trying to get into the knitting mood again. I decided to start with simple projects and this hat is so easy to make it doesn't require any special skills.



easy knit winter hat tutorial

Basically, you need to knit a rectangle wide enough to go around the head of the person you are making the hat for.

easy knit winter hat tutorial

Make it as high as you want, lower for a more shallow hat and higher if you like it pointier at the top. For my daughter, I kind of eyeballed the height so I don't have specific measurements for you. I made the hat with two different yarn colors to have that stripe at the bottom, but you can perfectly use just one type of yarn.

easy knit winter hat tutorial

Once you have your rectangle, fold it in half and sew the side seam.

easy knit winter hat tutorial


With a piece of yarn and a round pointed needle, sew some large stitches around the top of the hat and pull to gather, closing the gap and securing it in place.

easy knit winter hat tutorial

easy knit winter hat tutorial

easy knit winter hat tutorial

You can leave it as is or, especially if you are making it for a child, add a pom-pom on top like I did. And your hat is ready to use.

easy knit winter hat tutorial

Because I had some leftover yarn, I made a matching scarf to go with the hat and also added pom-poms to both ends.

easy knit winter hat tutorial

Here is the complete set, which my daughter already wore to school today. Now my son wants one too, so I'll have to put the needles to use again...

easy knit winter hat tutorial

Enjoy,

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29 comments:

  1. This looks so easy...I wish I knew how to knit. :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. This is really so easy, it's never too late to learn...
      Thank you for stopping by Jess, and have a wonderful week!

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  2. You have an awesome tutorial here and great looking hat and scarf. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thank you Kathy, Ill be there for sure!

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  3. This is so cute :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. I love this set - especially that scarf! Adorable.
    I would love if you shared this at our Yarn Fanatic Linky Party - http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/02/yarn-fanatic-linky-party-23-expression.html.
    And don't forget to enter the yarn giveaway while you're there!
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for reminding me Alexandra, linked up already!

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  5. I would love to learn how to knit! You did a great job with these both, and great colors!

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  6. I didn't realize it was that easy to make a hat! I really wish I knew how to knit!

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    1. It's never too late to learn...Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. Super fácil mas muito fofo e quentinho!!! A filhota deve adorar!
    Bom resto de semana!
    Beijinhos,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Confirmado! Ele tem levado o conjunto todos os dias para a escola!
      Beijinhos e boa semana!

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  8. It's awesome when boys ask for home made :o)

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    1. Yes, though now I really need to find the time to knit another hat...Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend!

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    2. Yep - that's the hard part for sure!

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  9. Cute hat! I bought crochet hooks because of all the cute hats I seen on Pinterest and never got past learning the most basic stick. Maybe I will have to give it another try because this hats adorable.

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    1. Though i knitted this one, the tutorial can be used for crochet too. And you don't need an elaborate stitch, just keep it basic and try it out. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. I need to try this. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can't wait to party with you! Happy Valentines' Day! Lou Lou Girls

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  11. I wish I had learned to knit! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope you come back and share some more!! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you Elaine! I love your link parties, I'll be there for sure!

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  12. This looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday! This week's party starts at 10pm tonight. We hope to see you again!

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    1. Thank you for reminding me, off to link up!

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  13. love the yarn you used! I don't knit but love the pattern share! Pinned :) Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  14. Love the variegated yarn. I bet she looked so cute in it! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you Jann! I've made a boy version too now, with a similar yarn in shades of blue...

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