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Emergency Hat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Emergency Hat
Emergency Hat
Emergency Hat
Emergency Hat
Emergency Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • k2tog
  • k2togtbl
  • CDD
  • YO

Pattern Description:

It happens to all of us. Suddenly, we are faced with the need for a knitted gift, and we have nothing prepared, and almost no time. The emergency hat was born in just such a time. Sized from baby to adult, this hat offers large impact with little time and effort put in. It is a good choice as a beginner lace project.

The lace pattern is very stretchy, making this a good choice for gift knitting as well, as it is likely to fit anyone. Instructions include both charted and written directions, as well as details on all three versions: single colour, two colour and three colour stripes.

Tip: Being able to read your knitting is useful for this project. The shaping of the lace is staggered on alternate rounds.

Please check out my blog post about this pattern to find out about an exciting contest!


21.5 sts and 25.5 rounds in 10cm/4"


  • 80-100yds/m of sport weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • 2mm (US0) and 2.25mm (US1) circular or dp needles

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized, Infant/Baby
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I started knitting to help me sanely get through the cold Alberta winters, and now I just can't stop! I love to knit and design using beautiful hand dyed yarns and prefer to support independant ...

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