Double Knit Hat Pattern

by Jesse Luginbuhl // updated on: April 1, 2022

Various types of hats can be made with a double knit pattern. The unique construction of this fabric allows it to be used for clothing items whose weight would distort when other knits are used. This is in contrast to most knits, which need to stretch for proper fit. Sewing with two sets of ballpoint needles is recommended by the best in the fabric construction business. Needles are get used to creating loops throughout the fabric on both back and front. Loops are weaved together so that layers are connected and cannot separate. Hat of this density possesses twice the thickness of a knit hat and a tensile strength superior to a woven hat.

The material used in its manufacture can vary substantially since its unique construction is fundamental to its stability. Silk and polyester can be used as materials for the creation of double knits, which are made with natural and synthetic fibers, respectively. Additionally, cotton and rayon are popular choices. It posses the characteristics of crease-resistant, reversibility, and twice the thickness of regular knitting. This characteristic allows it to be used for the sort of clothing normally reserved for woven fabric, including pants, jackets, and skirts. Dry cleaning is usually not necessary with a double knit hat, and they do not shrink.

Double stitches tend to be firmer and steadier than any other type of stitch. These stitches make them easier to sew as well as less stretchy. When hanging onto the double stitch, you will notice that the fabric is firm and dense. Besides being gentle to sew, they are also an excellent material choice. They don’t wrinkle much, and quick steam can fix them right up whenever you travel. Generally, this type of hat is more body-skimming and can conceal lines left behind by foundation and undergarments. 

Now, there’s one common problem that knitting twice is tough. And it’s not as hard as it appears. If you know how to knit the knit stitch the purl stitch, you already know almost everything you need to know.  It is also necessary that you know how to slide the stitches from one needle to another, but frankly, I do not see this as an extreme entrance barrier. It may be used to work two pieces simultaneously, to generate complex colorwork, to knit a completely reversible hat two times thicker, or as an intelligent way of working in the round on the right needle

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