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September 28, 2012



Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. Going to search my stash - think I have some yarn for this!


You are so welcome Christina! I look forward to hearing about your project :)


I adore bulky hats and have a slew of folks who will love getting a Vermonter this winter. Thanks for making this a freebie!


You are so welcome, Evelyn! I hope that you enjoy the knit and the finished object :) xoA


I just found your blog via SOULEMAMA links on her sidebar!!! Such good stuff here!!! Thanks for the free pattern! I am a brand new knitter!! I have never used DP before, but your pattern is so clear, I think I might be able to do this:))))


wow - love your patterns, the vintage booklet is darling!!!


Thank you so much and you are very welcome! I hope you love, love, love knitting! xoA


Thank you so much, Alexa!


Really appreciate your free patterns...rushed right out and bought a bulky yarn to make the drop stitch cowl...only to find I misread the pattern which calls for super bulky...can I make it work? Can you share the brand you used?

Thanks, Abi!


Hi Jenn! I like using Lion Brand Thick and Quick but any super bulky yarn will sub in for the pattern as written. You can try casting on a few more stitches (maybe 10)with the bulky you purchased but it will look and drape differently. Enjoy :) Abi


I just finished knitting this pattern! It was super quick and your instructions were easy to follow. I can't wait to make more for gifts.


Thank you , merci beaucoup. I am french, and its a plaisure to read american blog; i learn ti knit in english!i am going to knit this hat. it is so beautiful and seams to be easy.it is good for a gift knitting! Thank you
marie - andrée


Thanks for your feedback, Stevie :) I am so glad that you enjoyed the knit and the end result xoA


Thank you so much, Marie-Andree :) I look forward to hearing how you like it! xoA


I just wanted to follow-up with a thank you...I did knit the cowl, but I doubled up my bulky yarn...it turned-out great. What fun! Thanks so much.


Hi Abi-

I would like to make this hat for my partner for his birthday on Friday. I already have size 10.5 needles and would prefer not to buy new 11's. He also has a really big head. Should I stick to the pattern or will it come out too small? Any suggestions? (I am a fairly new knitter and tend to really mess up sizing when I don't stick to patterns exactly.)


Hi Nicole, how big is his head? This hat is sized to fit the average adult with a head circumference of approx. 22"


I think it's about 24"


Yeah. You're going to have to size up the hat then. Unfortunately, I am really busy the rest of the week so I can't help rework the numbers/decreases etc. right now especially since you have a smaller needle too. You may be able to go up a size to 13 and keep the numbers.


Great! I'll try upping the needle size. Thanks for your help, Abi. I appreciate your feedback during busy times! I'll let you know how it turns out.


Cute! The pompom really makes that hat!


I really nice hat! I posted it on my german blog: http://schoenstricken.de/2012/11/einfache-pudelmutze-stricken/
Please see if you like it.
Best from Berlin, Jessica


Hi! I am excited to find you! I am a new knitter... I find it hard, but love it, and wonder if you have any easy patterns for someone like me. Up till now, I have knit a square.



Rise Up Rooted

Hi, I love your patterns! I've knitted a couple of the Vermonters for Christmas presents and a couple of your drop stitch cowls. Great stuff! I had a lot of inquiries about the hats so I sent people your way - hope you got some business and I hope you post more patterns! Thanks! Katie


I finished this hat last night using left over yarn (quick from mark and kittens) and it fit my son perfectly. He would not take it off! I think I may make one for me using a 13 needle was just a touch too tight for me. Thanks for the pattern and the quick knitting of this, and yes the pom pom does make the hat!


Hi, I saw this fun pom-pom hat on Pinterest and wanted to thank-you for the pattern.


Thanks so much, Ruth! I hope you enjoy knitting it! xoA


Thank you for this beautiful pattern ! Your blog is very sweet :)

This is my version:

Lori Ann

Got to you through Soulemama blog! So glad to find your site. Love the hat and cannot wait to whip one up this weekend! Thanks for making it free!


Welcome! Thank you so much :) I hope you enjoy knitting it!

Meag Wallace

Love the sweater your wearing in the picture, where did you get that? its gorgeous and so unique!


Thanks :) It's a Goodwill find from many moons ago :)


I've been trying to find a pattern like this since I bought one similar months ago! And I'm just a beginner so I really don't know how to come up with patterns on my own so when I came across this on ravelry I was ecstatic! Thanks so much for making it free!


Hi Rian, you are so welcome! Enjoy! xo Abi


just love this pattern.. perfect for holiday gift..l except I had one problem.. I followed your direction using a bulky weight yarn and #11 needles and it came out rather small. I even had to add extra rows to make it longer.. The circumference was only about 18 inches so I could give it to child, but could you suggest what to do to make it more adult size.


I'm having the same problem as Susan posted Oct 31/2016. I have a super bulky yarn and am swatching up to size 10mm needles yet my tension is still off (I'm at 11 stitches/10 cm). Is that normal? I do knit tightly but have never needed to go up more than 1 needle size. Is the gauge really 9 st/10 cm?

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