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February 17, 2005

Serial Knitting

wavy hatThe Wavy Hat I'm knitting to match nona-niece the petite's Wavy Scarf is coming along nicely.  Yes, the hat is as fun to knit as the scarf.  nona might venture to say its even more fun since I get to knit in the round.  Knitting in the round hyp-mo-tizes me, making it hard to stop even for a bathroom break.  In one of these hypnotic session, nona pondered whether others would enjoy knitting a Wavy Hat.  Assuming the answer is yes, I thought I'd provide a Wavy Hat pattern.

Now I haven't finished the hat or completely figured out how to shape the darn thing while keeping the wavy pattern in tact, so a serial pattern it will be.  What's a serial pattern you ask?  Like serial books published one chapter at a time -- my Wavy Hat serial pattern will be provided to you in several short installments.  We'll start today with the first installment 

Wavy Hat - Installment 1
Inspired by and intended to match Sarah Smith's Wavy Scarf

baby [child, x-small, small/medium, large]

Finished Sizes
Circumference: 16 [18, 20, 21.5, 23] inches
Length: 5 [6, 7, 7.5, 8] inches


  • Your choice of yarn - just pick something that is reasonably close to the gauge.  As for final yardage I'm going to guess here since I haven't finished the hat.  Let's say about 150 yds for the smaller hats and 250 yds for the larger ones.
  • 16 inch circular needles in size appropriate for your yarn
  • double point needles (or a second circular needle) in the same size.


22 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
or in rib pattern:
34 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in rib pattern unstretched
24 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in rib pattern stretched

Stitch Patterns
Wavy Rib as found in Sarah Smith's Wavy scarf pattern.  nona's too lazy tonight to include the whole thing, you can find it here

Using 16-inch circular needles, CO 96 [108, 120, 126, 138] sts.
Join in a round being careful not to twist.
Work in the Wavy Rib until hat measures 4 [5, 6.5, 7, 7.5] inches

In the 2nd Installment, we'll shape the crown and finish the darn thing.

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I must say.....WOW...and....THANK YOU!! I am in the process of ordering yarn from knitpicks and picking out & printing scarves, hats, mittens (all to go together, of course) for the fall/winter season...when I came upon Knitty's wavy scarf...love it, of course...then I got bummed bc I didn't want to have to figure out how to make the hat to go with it.....THANK U THANK U THANK U...a gazillion times!! When I decided to google for the pattern...I came upon u & this site...ahhh....u made my day...now I must decide on the colors...think I will go with a lovely very dark blue (already have the pink in another offering)....well, I'm off to print your directions, my queen!!
Thanks again,
Rebecca, Coastal Georgia

Posted by: rebecca | Apr 18, 2005 4:32:38 PM

Nona, I saw this pattern back when you put it up. I've finally gotten around to making it myself and have added it to Ravelry. If you are there, please feel free to edit what I've put up or add your own picture!

Posted by: Kathryn | Nov 19, 2007 10:58:57 AM

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