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Simple Vanilla Hat

By: Jen Geigley from
Simple Vanilla Hat
Simple Vanilla Hat
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Easy and quick, the Simple Vanilla Hat is your basic knit hat pattern. There's nothing fancy about this pattern, just luscious yarn and straightforward stitching, but that doesn't mean it isn't absolutely gorgeous. This timeless knitting pattern is one you will love for ages. It's that simplicity that makes beginning knitting so easy. You can pair this hat with almost any outfit, and it's a great pattern to turn to when you're in the mood for something easy. You can knit up this hat for yourself or as a fun homemade gift.

Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm, 13 or 9 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

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This hat pattern is available as a free download on The main portion of the hat is knit in garter stitch. The designer chose Rowan All Seasons Chunky yarn which is a bulky weight yarn and can be purchased online at Love Knitting and a few other sites. I have not used this yarn before but the reviews for it are all positive.

The yarn is actually a super bulky, it knits up in about 2 hours. I have a daughter who's only request for birthdays and christmas is boxes of knitted hats, every style every colour, I think she's going to love this.

This hat is really attractive and I usually do not like hats without brims (a matter of taste and style) but have to knit this one -- and knit it in several colours as gifts

Oh, love this pattern. This is where I splurge on beautiful yarn that shows it off in every color. I can make one of these in an evening so it's a good pattern to use for charity or for selling at craft fairs (have to check the permissions for that). Thanks for sharing it!

I've made this hat several times, one for Mom, a friend, & me! I love it, although Mom's is still a little big, the small pattern was just a smig big on her small head, it's very warm & pretty with a decorative button added.


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