hi looking for a hat pattern

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craftytracy wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 12:17 PM

would like a simple and quick easy pattern to start with, its freezing here in the uk, sooo cold it hurts your ears, no matter how many hats i try/buy they dont work, they ride up grr or my daughters rob them of me, having to walk my dog is starting to become a challenge as i know i will end up with earach and headache  and on occassion pain in my jaw, i only have double knit wool to use at the moment, wool sellers are few and far between here these days. thank you in advance.

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on Jan 14, 2013 6:18 AM

My favorite place to find patterns is:  http://www.ravelry.com/

I love that it puts several pictures up to preview and the sorting choices to narrow down what you're looking for.  95% of the patterns are usually free and you usually get literally pages and pages of images to choose from.  I'm sure you'll find a hat pattern that will suit you.  One of my favorites is: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/versatile-earflap-hat-pattern.  It gives instructions for all sizes (child to adult) and may be what you're looking for to keep you ears warm.  It works up in just a couple of hours.  Here's a picture of one I made for my grandson:

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tiffwarble wrote
on Jan 15, 2013 10:21 AM

You might also enjoy a few of the free hat patterns we offer in our hat eBook: http://www.crochetme.com/Crochet-Hat-Patterns/

I've made quite a few hats as a crocheter, but I've always found that if I needed some extra warmth that adding a layer of fleece or fabric sewn into the inside works wonders. Have fun!

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craftytracy wrote
on Jan 17, 2013 4:14 PM

thank you both for your replies, think i have found a easy pattern, (famous last words)

never thought of the lining bit, in not normally a fan of hats as they tend to make my head itch, have to wear a donut hat in work and it drives me mad, but i guess the older i get the more i feel the cold, im normally only out for less than an hour these days, 30 mins to walk dog, 8 mins to walk to work, 20 mins to walk to supermarket, i only want something that will stay where i put it and not ride up lol, hopfully if i can get somemore wool i might get to try at the weekend lol x

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