This striped knit skater hat is a free intermediate knitting pattern. It has some optional features that elevate it to the next level including an elastic band that makes for perfect adjustable fit. It was designed with men in mind. However, it definitely works as a unisex design. it’s an easy, sporty, casual hat to wear anytime throughout the year.
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About This Knit Skater Hat
This hat was designed as a skater-style casual hat. It’s designed with men or teen boys in mind. However, it’s a cute unisex design that easily works for women as well. If you want to donate hats to charity or make a bunch of gifts for future presents then this hat pattern is a good one to bookmark.
This is a striped hat pattern. Worked in two different colors, you have a variety of different options for color play. For example, work with two similar colors for a subtler striped look. In contrast, choose two complementary colors for a bolder design. If your’e making this hat for a specific person, then consider using their two favorite colors or the colors of their favorite sports team.
Design note: You’ll cut the yarn each time that you end off with one color and begin again with the other. You won’t carry the unused yarn in this particular knit hat design.
This hat combines stockinette stitch and regular knit stitch with kfb (knitting front and back). It’s more advanced than a beginner knit hat but an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter could enjoy this pattern.
Optional Designs Features Elevate the Pattern
There are two optional design features on this knit skater hat. First, there’s the pom on top. It tops the design off nicely, giving it that finished sporty look. However, the hat works perfectly well without it, too. If you’re looking for a more versatile, casual design then you can leave the pom off.
Second, and perhaps more importantly, is the optional elastic band. If you add this, it makes the hat much more comfortable. Obviously you don’y have to be a skateboarder to wear a knit skater hat. It can be just about the style. But if the hat is for a skateboarder then rest assured that it will stay on the head with this adjustable elastic band. In other words, it’s a functional feature of the design as well as an aesthetic choice.
That said, beginner knitters – or people seeking to simplify the pattern – can leave off one or both of these optional features. In fact, you might want to knit the hat in a few different styles to find out what you like best.
Get the Knit Skater Hat Pattern
Are you excited to get started working on this knit skater hat? If so, then click here to get the pattern or click the image below.