Knitted hats never lose their relevance, especially if they are handmade and truly unique. A practical and fashionable headdress, indispensable in cold weather, can become a bright accent of an image. Simple guidelines for beginners will help you create a variety of hats for children and adults based on the simplest rectangular part.
How to knit a base rectangle
Measure the head circumference (GC) of the future owner of the headgear. Knitted hats are stretched, so it is necessary to subtract about 2 cm from the result obtained (for example, with OK 52 cm - 50 cm). This is the length of the rectangular base.
It is recommended to knit a hat with knitting needles for beginners with a simple and neat elastic fabric - an elastic band 2x2, 3x3; a combination of elastic and front surface (as an option - garter stitch). Run with an elastic band several straight and reverse rows 5-6 cm high for the rim of the headdress, try on to make sure: the size is right.
After that, continue knitting the hat with an elastic band or go to the chosen pattern. Work until the blade reaches the required height (headgear depth). Close the loops of the last row, close the rectangle into the pipe and make connecting seams from the wrong side: back; upper. Turn the finished hat face-up. If the depth of the product allows, form a lapel.
How to design a knitted rectangular hat
The loops of the last row can not be closed, but a knitted lace can be pulled through them and, tightening tightly, form a bow or leave the perky tails free. In this case, the tie will become a style-forming element.
Make symmetrical seams at the corners from the inside out, forming a triangle. Turn the hat inside out and wear it like a stylish vintage cockerel hat.
If you sew the corners of a rectangular headdress from the "face" of the product, you will get a topical children's hat with ears. It can be decorated with tassels, pom-poms. On the basis of a rectangular canvas, you can create "animal hats" with embroidered muzzles: "mouse", "cat", "squirrel", "bear", etc. Such products are now happily worn not only by children, but also by young people. As you can see, knitting a hat with knitting needles is not at all difficult for beginners, and its final look depends on the imagination of the needlewoman.