Sock-shaped hats have not gone out of fashion for several years, becoming part of the youth subculture during this time. This simple and comfortable model is worn not only by boys and girls, but also by adults, as well as kids. Today we have the opportunity to consider how a sock hat is knitted using specific examples.
Fashion youth cap-sock
It is better to knit this model without a seam. To do this, we need circular knitting needles on a fishing line or hosiery (a set of 5 pieces) and 1 skein of yarn of your favorite shade. First we knit a sample: 20 loops x 10 rows. The size of the resulting canvas will allow you to determine the required number of loops so that the sock cap fits snugly on your head, but does not cause discomfort. As a rule, with an average knitting density, this is 120 loops.
Now that the stitches are cast on, we evenly distribute them on 4 knitting needles and start working. The first 2-3 cm should be knitted with a 2x2 or 1x1 elastic band, then proceed to the main pattern. The optimal pattern for a hat will be the alternation of stripes from the front and back rows, which allows the product to easily take any shape. We knit the first 5 rows with purl, the next 5 rows with facial loops. At willyou can make the stripes wider or narrower, and also knit with threads of different colors from two balls alternately. As soon as the cap reaches the desired length, we begin to remove the loops. To keep the tapering even and invisible, knit together 2 loops x 12 times in the first and last row of the wrong side of the strip. When there are 12 loops left on the needles, remove them on a strong thread and tie a knot on the wrong side of the work. Our sock hat is ready, it must be washed or wetted and slightly stretched. A pompom, a tassel can be sewn to a dried hat, you can attach it to the side with a decorative pin.
Crochet sock hat is easy!
Crocheted, the sock cap has a denser structure, so it is desirable to knit it with double crochets, looser than a simple column. We start with a chain of the desired length, closed into a ring. At the beginning of each row, make 2 lifting loops, then double crochet or another loose pattern of your choice, knit the row to the end. A hat-sock in a bright stripe looks very elegant. For such a product, the remnants of threads of different shades, but of the same composition and thickness, are suitable. We make the narrowing of the product by knitting 2 columns and closing them together, evenly reducing the width. When 3-5 loops remain, cut the thread 10 cm long, pass it through the last loop so that the fabric does not unravel, and tighten the loops with it from the wrong side. We fix the end of the thread with two stitches, cut off. It is advisable to wet the finished hat, give it the desired shape.
Often, after knitting large or multi-colored patterns, knitters have balls of yarn that are too small for bulky work.
It is sock-shaped hats that are suitable for using such leftovers.
Two hundred grams of thread, identical in structure, is enough to knit a scarf and a missoni hat.
Funny stripes can be of different widths and even different patterns, but do not abuse contrasting colors, limit yourself to 3-5 shades of yarn.
Good luck with your work!