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I was introduced to crochet (and yarn) as a child from my aunt and knitting as an adult from a fellow homeschooler. My mom has always sewn. And I have always loved Arts & Crafts, as do my children ...

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Friendship Hat

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

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Colourwork

Pattern Description:

I designed this Friendship hat for a Design Challenge in a group on Facebook. The theme for the design was friendship. For myself I wanted to show the friendship found since I became a knitter and over the internet. I wanted it to show the friendship brought about by people from all walks of life coming together despite differences and distances, so I chose to have each person be a different color. You could easily do this pattern in two colors, or any amount of colors you would like.

I designed this hat using worsted weight, mostly Red Heart, yarn since that is what I had in my stash. Yardage will vary based on how many colors you choose to use. I would like to remake it using a smaller yarn, will update the pattern with notes when I do. If any of you test it and change the specs let me know and I will add them in to help others who are interested in making a Friendship Hat. :)

Thanks to my friend Ellen of Knitti Politi for testing the hat.

:) Happy knitting!


5 stitches and 6 rows = 1in (2.5cm) in Stockinette Stitch (20sts, 24rows in 4in (10cm) Stockinette)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size, for now.


  • Worsted Weight yarn, either 2 colours or 8. Yardage will vary depending on how many colours.
  • US 6 (4.0 mm) Knitting Needles, 16in(40cm) circulars
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) Knitting Needles, 16in(40cm) circulars
  • Stitch marker to mark beginning of round.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle, for weaving in ends.