In this post, you will see 12 easy hats to make for last-minute gifts.
Christmas is just a busy time, with work and everything else, so going shopping for gifts or finding time to make extra special gifts can be exhausting!
Some gifts may fall through the cracks until the very last minute and well, sometimes it’s just a bit late to go shopping, or maybe you just can’t face going back to the mall with all the hoards of people and queues.
Giving a handmade gift in the form of a hat is really special and can be a lot quicker and easier than you might think.
Plus everyone always needs a beanie for the cold weather!
If you are new to knitting and want to learn how to knit there are many easy and free patterns on my website, just take a look at my knitting pattern library, with patterns for women, men, baby, kids, pets and the home.
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Making a hat to give as a gift will surely be appreciated.
You could knit one up while watching a movie, or a couple of episodes from your current Netflix series.
The hats in the list take around 2-3 hours to knit and all of them have been knit on circular needles.
Handmade gifts are cherished by people and hats are practical, with men especially appreciating the thought.
With the right tools including circular knitting needles and super bulky yarn, you can get started right away.
If you don’t have super bulky yarn, you can substitute by using 2 or 3 strands of DK yarn knit together.
How Do You Knit A Hat?
If you are new to making hats and have never knit a hat in the round before, there is one pattern with a full tutorial.
The Sofia Hat (shown above) has a step by step tutorial and video.
From casting on the stitches and joining in the round, to working the main body of the hat and decreasing.
Most of the hats listed have been knit using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn.
This is a great yarn and knits up quickly on size 10mm / US 15 needles.
Once you click on the pattern, you will see all of the pattern information in the post.
Knitting A Hat For Beginners Tips
Knitting a hat in the round may seem like a big step up from knitting flat but once you get started and take it all bit by bit, it’s really not that bad!
Here are some tips for you…
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should also know how to purl – as this is a commonly used stitch.
- You will also need to know the basics of increasing and decreasing.
- You should also be comfortable reading a knitting pattern.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
If you would like to purchase the inexpensive ad-free Hat Pattern Collection with 12 PDF printables please take a look in my shop HERE.
Continue to read below and view the free patterns.
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