Square Pom-Pom Knit Hat

Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story is a good story to read with kids while introducing them to a new craft. During World War I, women and children in America began knitting for the soldiers fighting in the war. The knitting clubs continue today.

This was the simplest hat I ever knitted and it makes a great first knitting project for children. All they have to do is knit a big rectangle and then sew up the sides. Then pom-poms or tassels can be sewn onto the corners. Here are more specific instructions.

The first twelve rows were knit one, purl one and then purl one, knit one to create a seed stitch texture. The majority of the hat was knit stitch on the front side and purl stitch on the back side to create the stockinette stitch. It was finished with another twelve rows of seed stitch. This hat can be created with any size yarn and needles. The stitch count can be easily varied to create the proper size. Most hats have a circumference around 19 inches, so the rectangle should be approximately 9.5 inches wide and about 15 inches long.

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1 comment:

  1. I love connecting handicrafts to their importance in history.


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