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Knitting children’s hats – step by step knitting patterns
In summer, the children's hat protects against harmful UV rays. In the transition period, it ensures that the little darling doesn't catch a cold due to drafts. And in winter, the thick wool hat keeps your child's head cozy and warm, even in icy temperatures. Of course, you can also find a suitable hat for every season in the numerous online shops or in the children's department of a clothing store. However, if you want a unique hat that stands out from the cookie-cutter hats, you have to knit it yourself. You can use different materials for this. You can choose between various patterns and styling ideas. And also in the cut the headgear for your little sweetheart can be different. Here at Crazypatterns you can find out between which variants you can choose and what you might have to consider when knitting a child's hat.
Knitting a hat for children
Like all headgear, the children's hat is a piece of clothing and an accessory at the same time. On the one hand it should protect the little one's head from the adverse weather conditions and on the other hand it should be fashionable and trendy. Anyone who thinks that the fashion aspect of a children's hat can rather be disregarded is mistaken. Even the kindergarten children have their own unique ideas and expectations. Surely it is not always easy to meet the wishes of the little princess or the little hero and at the same time make a functional piece of clothing. But you will see that our selection of instructions for knitting children's hats is so large that there is virtually "nothing that doesn't exist".
Knitting idea: Knitting together with the kids
If your children are already a little older, you can include them directly in the creative process. Let them choose the colors, for example, or you can decide on a beautiful pattern together - but if you like, you can also teach them a few simple steps in knitting. Your children will certainly enjoy the time you spend together, and handwork also promotes concentration and motor skills.
Tips for your knitted children's hats
Hats are ideal for decorating them with a variety of details, such as pretty bows or soft satin ribbons that are pulled directly through the stitches. But it's also a good idea to embroider your child's favourite cartoon character or to immortalise another popular motif on it - ask beforehand so that there won't be any nasty surprises later.
Knitting children's hats for beginners and advanced knitters
If your little darling needs a new hat and you want to get to work yourself, you will find the right tutorial for knitting hats here. For advanced knitters, we have manuals with unusual patterns available, which make full use of the art of knitting. But even if you are one of the knitting novices, you can still find patterns here that correspond to your level of knowledge. As a beginner you simply choose a little hat that you can knit in stockinette stitch. That way the first difficulty will be eliminated. In order to give your children's headgear that certain something, you can decorate it with a pretty application. Either you sew on a cool sticker or you decorate it with a pom-pom or a funny tassel.
Knitting a thin or thick children's hat? This is how it works!
Whether it should be a thin or a thick hat depends of course primarily on the season or the weather. On the other hand, you also have to consider the sensitivity of your offspring when choosing the material. For a warm hat you can use pure new wool. The natural yarn absorbs sweat without feeling wet and also keeps you warm. However, sheep's wool has one major disadvantage: it scratches the skin. Especially for the children's hat you should therefore rather use a mixed fiber of wool and polyacrylic. Or you can opt for the slightly more expensive, skin-friendly merino wool. An especially low-maintenance headgear for the transition period can be made of cotton. No animals are sheared for the plant-based yarn. It is made from natural raw materials and, which is especially important for children, can be washed in the washing machine at 60 degrees. To make the summer hat particularly light and thin, you can knit it in a hole pattern using a thin viscose or modal yarn.
Knitting a child's hat with ears
To prevent the little world discoverer from catching ear pain in winter, it makes sense to knit the children's hat with ear flaps. You have two options. Either you finish the earflaps separately and sew them to the finished cap at the end or you choose an instruction where the ears are knitted to the headgear. Both methods have their advantages. If you choose the separate ear warmers, you can also knit them in a different color. They will then stand out more than clearly and you will give the child's cap a bit of style. If you integrate the ear protection into the knitting and knit it immediately, you may save yourself an unattractive seam and the cap will look more uniform.
Knitting beanie children’s hats Beanie
The Beanie is trendy and modern. This is not only true for adults. Whether for skating or simply as a cool headgear for everyday life, the modern hat has also found its place in the children's wardrobe. And the great thing is, even as a beginner you can dare to approach the stylish Beanie. If you choose a thicker pattern, such as the pearl pattern or the garter stitch, you can finish the headgear at a simple level. If you choose a stockinette stitch for knitting the Beanie children's hat, you should allow for a cuff at the edge of the hat. The cuff on the edge of the cap gives the knitting mechanism stability and also allows the youngster to attach a cheeky sticker.
Knitting a kid’s hat with a pom-pom
Theoretically you can attach a pom-pom to any hat shape. Because a beanie is just as suitable as a pom-pom hat as a pointed one. If you want to knit a typical bobble hat, just attach a pom-pom to the top of the cap. Alternatively, you can decorate the headgear for the little princess with two pompons, one on the left and the other on the right at the top of the cap. The pom-pom itself is easy to make. Either you make two circles out of cardboard, put them on top of each other and wrap them with long wool threads or you cut out four semi-circles out of cardboard. The semi-circle method works a little faster, because you don't have to piece individual wool threads together, but you can unwind your thread as long as you need it directly from the ball of wool.
Knitting a child's hat out of sock wool
By the way, it's not that crazy to knit a child's hat out of sock wool. Because among the special wool for socks there are beautiful shades and color blends. In addition, the yarn is usually very absorbent, so your little darling won't sweat on his head while playing. And if the children's hat you knit has become dirty, you can easily clean the sock wool headgear in the washing machine at a temperature of at least 40 degrees Celsius. Sock wool can be easily handled with both the circular knitting needle and double pointed needles. And for a thin hat it can be knitted with a single thread. While you simply let two or three threads run parallel to make a thick winter hat.
Knitting a children's hat with a cable stitch - ideas and patterns for your knitted hat
The cable stitch pattern keeps your child's head warm by crossing the stitches. However, it is one of those patterns for which you should already have some practice in knitting. The honeycomb pattern also adds something and is therefore ideal for winter hats. And if you create the headgear in a spiral pattern or with the brioche stitch, the little darling doesn't have to freeze either. If you want to make a summer cap, or a headgear for the transition period, the simple patterns knitted in stockinette stitch or garter stitch are ideal. And to keep the little sweetheart from sweating, but still have a protection against the wind over their ears, you can design the hat with a very fine yarn in a pretty hole pattern.
Offer knitting patterns for children's hats
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Help with your DIY knitted hat for children
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