The Best Hat Ever

The name speaks for itself.

I am so incredibly excited to be releasing my most recent pattern: the Best Hat Ever.

The name speaks for itself.

The name says it all.


This hat has it all. Simple. Fun. Stylish. Just different enough to be exciting. Not so difficult as to cause undue stress, misery, or tears.

A perfect Just Because knit. A timely only-two-months-left-of-holiday-knitting-holly-crap!!! knit. Or, my-best-girlfriend-deserves-something-special knit.

Whatever your fancy, this hat is a winner.

Scout’s honor.

Choose to embellish the Best Hat Ever with a knitted flower or forego the accessory to the accessory. The hat works either way. It’s like deciding between merlot and pinot noir. You simply can’t go wrong.

The textured brim, a simple combination of knit and slipped stitches, is divided from the clean, upper stockinette section with a single round of knitted chain stitch. Step by step written instructions are included in the pattern.

Of course.

This hat is sized to fit an adult woman but can easily be adjusted by changing the cast on in multiples of ten. Easy peasy.

Big head? No problem.

Want to knit one for your young daughter? Don’t sweat.

For pattern development, I used Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Fallencloud on size 6 (4 mm) needles, but the pattern is flexible and can be knitted with other yarns.

All instructions are provided in both English and metric units. This is the first time I have offered a pattern that actually looks sharp and professional. Hello, graphic design! Works wonders. I can’t wait to reformat my earlier patterns. Even a knitting pattern needs a little spruce up now and then.

You can find the Best Hat Ever on Ravelry for $3.00 USD.


Joining Ginny.

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  • Reply Tina October 21, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Oh I love that hat! Super cute 🙂

  • Reply lissymail October 21, 2015 at 6:23 am

    the hat is great–I love hats constructed like this one with a terrific band that’s not too tight. And your photos are beautiful–awesome light 🙂

  • Reply Donna October 21, 2015 at 7:02 am

    It’s adorable!

  • Reply Sarah October 21, 2015 at 7:16 am

    I’m sold! It’s adorable, I really love the chain stitch dividing the brim and body! Cute!!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life October 22, 2015 at 10:18 am

      The chain stitch is my favorite…I spent a lot of time trying to work that particular bit out. Happy knitting Sarah!

  • Reply knittedblissjc October 21, 2015 at 7:31 am

    that is indeed a pretty gorgeous hat- I bet it is the best hat ever! Love the embellishment option, too.

  • Reply Tonya October 21, 2015 at 7:58 am

    That is really sweet. What a wonderful job designing.

  • Reply Elise and Life October 21, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Awesome hat! Although I wouldn’t be able to resist adding a pompom…

  • Reply Amanda Dymacek October 21, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Excellent work – and great photos. 🙂

  • Reply Elizabeth October 21, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    cute hat, excellent beach!

  • Reply kathy b October 21, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    love it

  • Reply Pom Pom October 21, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    It looks like a keeper! I like it a lot!

  • Reply Abbie October 21, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    That IS a super cute hat!!

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise October 22, 2015 at 5:11 am

    beautiful!!! I love the way it fits 🙂

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life October 22, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Thanks Karen. My beautiful friend Anna was my model, and it does fit her well. I think a paper bag would look gorgeous on her head… I am eager to see how it knits up for everyone!

  • Reply Alina October 22, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Congratulations on the pattern release!!! It is beautiful! It has this vintage feeling about it that I just adore!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life October 22, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Thanks. I was going for a bit of a vintage vibe, so I am glad that comes through a bit. Happy knitting Alina!

  • Reply peddlersusie October 22, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Your Best Hat Ever is fabulous! Can’t wait to progress far enough with my knitting classes to be able to make this. Beautiful design.

  • Reply bonnyknits October 23, 2015 at 9:15 am

    I absolutely love this pattern! Looks simple to make but cozy and beautiful. I’ll be adding it to my library!

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    Very cute! I love the photos and the yarn you chose.

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