Big Head Jim Pattern

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Big Head Jim Pattern

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Accessory

Fit:

Men, Plus-sized

Item:

Hat

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • stranded knitting
  • i-cord
  • decreasing by k2tog and k2tbl

Pattern Description:

A larger hat with many options, written in a chatty but thorough voice. Great for any combination of worsted weight yarnsa perfect scrappy stash-buster. A tidy purl ridge at the crest of the head provides textural interest. Options include i-cord edging or ribbing, earflaps or none, and two different top of hat charts for shorter or taller bigheads. There are endless combinations available here!

Two sizes are available, achieved by following either of two top-of-hat charts: one for the large head that is both wide and tall, and one for the large head that has a shorter rise. Finished sample was 24" circumference unstretched. Hat #1 has a hem-to-center-top height of 9", while Hat #2 (no i-cord, shorter rise) is 8.25" from hem to center top. Both hats have a 6" rise from hem to purl ridge at crown.

Lots of pictures in this 5 page .pdf! Best for screen viewing, but printing could also work.

Gauge:

5.5 sts = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 24" circumference unstretched. Hat #1 has a hem-to-center-top height of 9", while Hat #2 (no i-cord,shorter rise) is 8.25" from hem to center top. Both hats have a 6" rise from hem to purl ridge at crown.

Materials:

  • worsted weight yarn
  • US 5 circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • pom pom maker (optional)

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

any-- use your scraps!

Colorway:

whatever you can imagine

About Designer

About Designer

happygocrafty on craftsy.com

I have a Masters in Crafts Education! I love to teach people new skills. I hail from Western NC, but I moved to Brooklyn in late 2011 and it thrills me daily. I?m a crafts teacher, glass artist, fledgling designer, and I often babysit (so that I might better have a chance at crafting a wee savings account for myself).

While living in Williamsburg, VA I worked part time at my LYS and part time ...

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