Basic Knit: Doll Hat Pattern (Beanie, Toque)
Sized for Blythe and Pullip dolls
Tools & Materials
1 set double-pointed knitting needles, size US#5 or size to get gauge
1 set double-pointed knitting needles, size US#4 or one size smaller than size to get gauge
About yards of worsted weight yarn (beanie in photo knit with Cascade 200, color "Citron")
This beanie is knit from the top down on double-pointed needles. A variation done flat is also given in the PDF.
For inc 1 (increase one stitch), I prefer to knit one into the row below. Use what you prefer - make 1 and yarn forward are good choices. The pattern of increases will result in a straight spoke pattern.
As of July 2010, available as a free PDF download from Ravelry!
August 2007: Heather of Heather Knits modified the pattern to make a doll wig! She used theLocked Loop Rerooting Tutorial from Puchi Collective, but using the hat instead of a rubber scalp. You could also use the Simple Crochet Beanie doll hat pattern too, and even use a lighter weight yarn (like fingering) by using the same rate of increasing but working until the circle is large enough for the doll's head, then working even to the length you want. Isn't this a great modification? Imagine the yarn/felt dreadlock possibilities!