In last weeks comments, someone asked which patterns I would like to knit again. I thought I would wait until I reached 50, but as I looked through my hats page I realized that I already have several favorites.
If you look at my hats page, you will see every pattern in the order I finished them. You can tell I knit according to my mood. From the bottom up, you move winter to spring and summer. See how my colors brighten as the seasons change?
I would knit every one of those hats again. They are all great patterns. Even in that stiff competition, I have a few favorites. Over the next few weeks, I will highlight some of those patterns. And because I am a mood knitter (or is it moody?) I will sort them by my mood.
When my life is hectic or I know I will need to knit in a dynamic environment, I go for something simple. There are lots of simple hat patterns out there and there aren't big differences. But here are a few of my favorites. They are all simple to knit with a great looking and fitting hat.
Elizabeth Zimmerman has guidelines in Knitting Without Tears for knitting hats that I have used many times. I like the guidelines because it allows a lot of flexibility.
Turn A Square by Jared Flood - This is such a simple, basic beanie. I have recommended it several times before on this blog. You can stripe it or not. You can use variegated yarns or one simple color. It is always a great hat.
Scraptastic Hat by Jane Tanner - I really like the way she uses up scraps to make great color changes. I knit so many hats that I have lots of scraps and changing colors keeps me interested. A great, colorful hat.
Regular Guy Beanie - This is an aran weight hat. I like using a thicker yarn for a quicker knit!
New Simple Pleasures Hat by Purl Soho - Although the pattern lists lace weight, I used worsted weight. This pattern was recommended to me by Linda in Texas. I used her suggestion to cast on 88 stitches and use #6 needles. I like the large ribbed brim combined with the stockinette simple hat.
Next week...my favorite Watch Caps.