Here you are – my first free knitting pattern!
This hat involves a technique called double-knitting – basically knitting two layers at the same time. You end up with a double-thickness hat, so one that will be lovely and warm and toasty. The hat is also reversible. If you’ve never tried double knitting before, give it a go – this pattern starts off gently with some easy non-patterned rounds to get you started before moving into the rectangular patterns.
There are lots of descriptions/instructions and a photo-tutorial to help you with decreasing for the crown.
10 August 2011 – Here’s a link to a tutorial about double knitting from the Happy Seamstress – I thought it explained the technique clearly and the fact that it used the same colours as my rectangly hat was just a bonus!
A big thank you to Kat, who you can find on her blog: http://creativepopoffs.blogspot.com/ – if she hadn’t encouraged me to write up the pattern and been a superbly helpful test knitter I would never have got round to doing it!
Click to download the pdf file: Rectangly Hat Pattern – pdf file