What are some easy child hat patterns to follow?


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The instructions for knitting a child's hat from Dummies.com are easy to follow, as are the instructions for both the simple knit ribbed hat and Bev's basic cozy knit hat. For crocheting, the pattern for a blue and green boy's striped hat is relatively easy.

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Dummies.com offers a master pattern that's suitable for making different styles of children's hats in the same basic mode. The instructions call for knitting a tube to the desired length and closing it off with a simple tie. The brim also varies between 16 to 20 inches.

The simple knit ribbed hat pattern is tagged as a beginner's pattern. The pattern requires only 16-inch circular needles, worsted weight yarn and a crochet hook or tapestry needle. Making the hat requires knowing how to cast on and cast off as well as doing both knit and purl stitches. The pattern also includes a link to a YouTube tutorial for making the child's hat.

The instructions for Bev's basic cosy hat consist of only a few lines. The pattern starts out with the basic rows. Once the brim is complete, knitters simply keep alternating the knit and pearl stitches until it's time to decrease. The instructions for the decrease consist of only four lines.

The instructions for the striped boy's hat include 38 lines, but many of them repeat.

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