Friday, November 03, 2006

Free Hat Pattern

"The Republic"

I finished this hat last night and let me tell you, I'm in love. Now, it looks good on the styrofoam head...but it is SMOKIN' on a real head with hair and stuff.

This is the best picture of me from last night's photo shoot. You KNOW I think I am too cute in this hat. I'm not normally a hat person, but I'm going to rock this one all winter. Already thinking of making myself one in black. I wore it to work today and I've already gotten a request for one.

I wanted to offer a pattern on my site for you guys to use as a quick-to-knit Christmas gift. I'm borrowing that idea from Black Purl Magazine's contest last year where they challenged readers to create patterns for Christmas gifts that took no longer than a weekend to finish. It only took me about 2-3 4-5 hours to knit this hat.

You may download the pattern for free, dear readers. You may use it for non-commercial use only. Look in the side bar on the right for the link. Please let me know if you have problems downloading it.


Anonymous said...

Updating my bookmarks... see you're still here. Looks different than I remembered. I've updated my stuff too - yankee candle

Anonymous said...

I love your Republic hat pattern. I am a new knitter and have a question. I knitted the first 2 inches for the brim on circular needles using the magic loop method. Then I tried to bind off the 13 stitches and keep going, but it did not make a "flap", but made a kind of hole instead. I'm not sure what I did wrong? Thanks in advance for any advice!