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ikkivan
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USA
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Posted - 11/12/2012 :  07:45:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am looking for a hat pattern, probably one of the slouchy types, to make a hat for someone with dreadlocks. She said she would love a warm hat into which she can stuff all that hair that she usually wears "up."

Anyone been there? I'd appreciate ideas!

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)

donnawatk
Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 11/12/2012 :  11:48:45 AM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Donna, I made slouchy hats for a friend of mind I found pattern on raverly, and crafsty. I made the chunky one on raverly and the Rasta one on Crafsty. Donna
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ikkivan
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USA
508 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2012 :  7:11:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you ... I actually have one of those Rasta patterns saved in my Ravelry library! I really must improve my notes to myself.

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
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KristiHB
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Portugal
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  04:12:36 AM  Show Profile Send KristiHB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Donna,
I recently made this hat http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/modern-rib-hat (http://www.spudandchloe.com/blog/2009/11/modern-rib-hat-free-pattern/) - it's a simple rib slouchy hat, which you can make as long or short as you like. My son really likes his!
Kristi
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knitwitkim@hotmail.com
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  04:59:47 AM  Show Profile Send knitwitkim@hotmail.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How about this one? There is a chunky version, too. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/north-porch-hat
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Grand-moogi
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Australia
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  05:14:13 AM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi knitwitkim. You are a new member. It looks like you joined up especially so you could help someone. That is the very spirit that makes this forum so great. Please stay on and keep posting.

I knit a hug into every stitch
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kleewong@hotmail.com
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  05:56:38 AM  Show Profile Send kleewong@hotmail.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My favorite slouchy hat is Slofock from Ann Hanson (Knitspot). It is an accomodating hat with plenty of room for dreads. Ann's husband is shown wearing it and he has dreads.
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tullockv@aol.com
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  06:16:37 AM  Show Profile Send tullockv@aol.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, Donna-

I have a free pattern you can download on Ravelry, my http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/minuet-tam. It would hold a whole bunch of hair, he he :)
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Alvern
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USA
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  06:40:16 AM  Show Profile Send Alvern a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here is a great site for slouch hats.
http://www.woollywormhead.com/slouchy-rasta/
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mds1luvs2knit
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USA
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  06:50:57 AM  Show Profile Send mds1luvs2knit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I purchased a book in JoAnn's or Michaels or some other craft store called Celebrity Slouchy Beanies. It's got lots of choices for the type of hat you're looking for!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/leisure-arts-75357-knit-celebrity-slouchy-beanies-for-the-family/patterns

Love to knit
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ikkivan
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USA
508 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2012 :  07:25:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, what a bunch of wonderful choices ... thank you all SO much. Ha, now I see that I need to make more than just one. I really do LOVE knitting hats, so this will be just great.

And thank you so much, Clara, for bringing attention to my request in your Thursday newsletter!

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
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Stasher
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USA
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  07:26:11 AM  Show Profile Send Stasher a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wooly Wormhead also has a pattern called Scala, which you can find on Ravelry, too. Here is the link:http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/scala-2
It says that it's particularly good for "big hair and dreads".
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Jack Johnson
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USA
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  07:35:27 AM  Show Profile  Send Jack Johnson a Yahoo! Message Send Jack Johnson a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Alternatively you might consider knitting any regular hat and leaving the top open. I used this technique quite successfully for a friend w/ dreadlocks. I think I adapted Jared Flood's Koolhaus hat. Instead of doing the decrease rounds as designed I knitted extra rows in pattern leaving the hat 'unfinished." I then bound off loosely before I got to the final decreases.

This allowed the hat to be longer to cover the top of the head but also allowed the dreadlocks to be able to be pulled through. This trick could be employed with most any design I'd think and give more options.

I also designed a Mobius garter stitch "hat" for the same person. It was stretchy enough at the forehead to fit well but also open at the "top" to allow the dreadlocks to be pulled through. The person for whom I was designing was very pleased as it didn't try to "hide" the dreads but allowed them to be free and still provided warmth for the head.
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Twiceteller
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USA
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  08:47:01 AM  Show Profile Send Twiceteller a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tullockv@aol.com

Hi, Donna-

I have a free pattern you can download on Ravelry, my http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/minuet-tam. It would hold a whole bunch of hair, he he :)



Just because of a period, the link to your site doesn't go through. So those who are looking, try this: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/minuet-tam
Definitely worth a look because it's really cute! But Virginia, it's your Floppy Fairisle that had me drooling! It just shot to my "have to make!' list.
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harperbardknits
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USA
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  08:55:49 AM  Show Profile Send harperbardknits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I recently completed a hat form the Noro Fall 2012 magazine - pattern is called Mans Slouchy Hat. It was a very quick and fun knit and in fact am going to knit up another for a co-worker. Of course the Noro yarn was delightful to watch take form and the hat could easily be adjusted to accommodate more hair if needed. Thanks for all the fun and informative posts knitters!

elizabeth c rudkin
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beesnez
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  09:22:59 AM  Show Profile Send beesnez a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, yes, I've been there! My son has dreadlocks and he wears them wrapped on top of his head with a hat covering them, turban style. It has been really tricky to find a hat pattern to accommodate all that hair and also be tight enough to keep it in place. I have finally gotten it down! I use the One Day Beret Recipe by Kirsten Kapur for Through the Loops. It starts at the crown with 4 stitches, increases to the desired diameter, and then decreases to the band. You can make it "slouchy" by knitting as many inches as you wish before you start the decreases. In my case, the best fit for my son's hair is a flat "beret" shape, so I don't add any slouch when I knit mine. Good luck!
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ljr29@cornell.edu
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  09:32:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit ljr29@cornell.edu's Homepage Send ljr29@cornell.edu a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Simple slouchy hat is good for big hair. http://store.cocoknits.com/products/simple-slouchy-hat.html
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queenbea
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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  2:01:05 PM  Show Profile Send queenbea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Try woolywormhead website
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