Two-Way "Titfer-Tat" Ridged Hat Knitting Pattern

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"TitferTat" is Cockney Rhyming Slang for a hat, so in London a hat is often referred to as a "titfer".

The main part of the hat is knitted in one piece with the shaping provided by using the short row technique. The stockinette stitch bands are separated by reverse stockinette stitch ridges, which ridges are gathered into a fan shape to create the hat.

This fun hat can be worn two ways: with the fan shape at the side for a modern look, or with the fan shape at the front for a more Art Deco look.

Worked in fingering or sock yarn using US Size 2 (2.75mm) needles, the hat is a great way to use up leftover scraps as each of the "stripes" takes up very little yarn.

The hat can be made with many colors (7 colors were used in the rainbow version), or just one or two. A two color hat with just the ridges knitted in a contrasting color is particularly striking.

If desired, the hat can be finished with a pompom, a big button or a knitted flower placed at the point where the row ends are gathered into a fan.

Your doll is bound to pester you to make her more than one of these hats and you will love to oblige her whims! Why? It's quick to knit, it's stylish, it helps you to use up all those scraps of yarn left over from other projects and it is a great way to practice a new technique if you haven't knitted short rows before. 

Recommended Fabrics:  Sock yarn, fingering yarn, UK/SA - 4 ply yarn

Supplies Needed:
-1 oz of Sock Yarn or Fingering Yarn , UK/SA: 4ply yarn
-1 pair of US size 2 (2.75mm) needles (or the size required to achieve gauge)
-1 spare needle or stitch holder
-Blunt ended yarn needle for sewing the seams.

Skill Level:  Easy to Intermediate

What You Get: One 19 page knitting pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF knitting pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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I made this hat in a variegated sock weight yarn and luckily the ridges all turned out in solid colours. It is a very pretty well designed hat and I had no difficulties following the instructions. All my dolls want one.


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I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this complicated looking hat was. I made 2. The fit is perfect. Thank you for such great patterns.