If you want to knit hats without a pattern and make every hat a one of a kind creation that also fits well (a nice bonus!), I've got a recipe for you. 

This recipe is not linked to a particular yarn, so you can use the yarn that you already have in your stash. 

Because the recipe is based on the head measurements, it can be applied to fit any head. To make sure the hat fits well, it's better to start knitting it from the top and down to the brim. This way we can try it on as many times as we need and adjust it (if required) while it is still on the needles.

The recipe is quite simple once you understand what you are doing. To make it clear, I will explain every step of the process and every nuance that matters. This will take some time, but once you understand the process, you will be able to make hats for anyone without any specific pattern.

Maryna Shevchenko

Hello! I'm Maryna, a knitting instructor, designer and a lifelong knitter.After trying a dozen of different knitting techniques, testing hundreds of knitting tips and making all sorts of knit items, I realized that the best and most efficient solutions that do bring great results are the simplest ones. That's when I started my quest to show the best ways to knit in the simplest step-by-step form to make that information easy to understand.
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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • Materials

    • Size of the Hat

    • Hat Size Chart

  • 2

    Making the Hat

    • The Top Part of the Hat

    • Top-Down Hat, Part 1

    • The Body of the Hat

    • 12 Stitches for a Top Down Hat

    • The Brim

    • Top-Down Hat, Part 2

  • 3

    Helpful Techniques

    • Three Ways to Start Knitting From the Center Out

    • Magic Ring Cast On

    • How to Work in the Round with Two Circular Needles

    • How to Work in the Round with Five Double-Pointed Needles

    • Lifeline

    • Helix Knitting

    • How to Make a Lazy Pompom

    • Two Ways to Attach a Pompom

  • 4

    Bonus Materials

    • Nifty Beanie Pattern

    • Stripe Patterns for Knitting with Two, Three and Four Colours

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