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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in textiles.

In this project, you will knit or crochet a hat. This can be simple or complex, but it cannot be knit on needles larger than US size 10.5 (6.5mm) needles or K hook  (6.5mm).



Here's a tutorial on knitting a simple hat in the round



Here's one for crocheting a simple hat



Here's some lists of free knit hat patterns: AllFreeKnitting.com, The Spruce Crafts,  Wooly Wormhead

Here's some lists of free crochet hat patterns:AllFreeCrochet.com, Maria's Blue Crayon

Badge bit requirements:
 - hat must fit the wearers head--not too tight or extremely loose
 - hat must be knit on no larger than US size 10.5 (6.5mm) needles or K hook  (6.5mm)

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
-  materials for making your hat
- your hat in progress, with your needles/hook visible
-  your hat finished, on a head
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden
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I hope this will do for this BB.
I knitted several hats. Some of which for Boots (BRK, when they post 100 posts on Permies with photos in it). But I didn't think of making the right photos for a BB.


One hat finished, a second one started. Using a circular needle for those hats.

In the same way I knitted this hat Clayton shows so nicely in this post:
https://permies.com/t/136/139883/permaculture-projects/Clayton-Bootcamp-Experience#1165414


Another hat I knitted. This one was knitted on two needles, not circular.


 
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This time it must be good for the BB. One hat (or beanie) from start to finish.


First few rows knitted. Natural white hand spun wool on circular needle.


Until the last row of the rim (or is it 'rib'? It's 2 knit 2 purl)  


The knitted part without decreasing is ready. Patterns in plant dyed wool, leftovers.


The part with the decreasing on four double pointed needles. Almost finished


Finished! This hat is a BRK gift for a boot who did 100 posts with photos in his thread on Permies. Now I'll send it all the way to Missoula.
It isn't the first knitted hat I sent to Wheaton Labs, but it is the first time I made all needed photos of the knitting process.
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I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
Jen Tuuli
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Wanted to learn a new stitch, so I crocheted this hat for myself. "Apache Tears" mosaic crochet stitch. Very fun! Not hard at all.

5 different yarns (one for the band, 4 for the tears)
hook size: H
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Cat helper
Cat helper
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Tada
Tada
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Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete, and congratulate you on your Textile air badge!

 
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Here is my submission for the Textile - Straw - Knit a Pair of Fingerless Gloves BB.

I started this hat with the yarn I harvested for Unravel Old Sweater BB and the Jayne Cobb hat pattern.  As the project progressed, I added the white stripes and the hat was plenty long so I skipped the ear flaps, hence it is posted here instead.  
The hat was knit on size 10 or 10.5 needles and made from cotton yarn.  I love the look of the "messy" pom pom!

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
 -  your hat in progress, with your needles/hook visible
 + Pom Pom Making
 -  your hat finished, on a head
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Hat - about 1/3 completed
Hat - about 1/3 completed
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Hat Complete - working on PomPom with homemade PP maker
Hat Complete - working on PomPom with homemade PP maker
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using bathroom mirror to get multiple angles :)
using bathroom mirror to get multiple angles :)
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden approved this submission.
Note: very well done!

 
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I also made this worsted wool hat. I realized that I do not enjoy crochet, but it's worth it to pass the winter time for BB's
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worsted wool
worsted wool
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start of hat
start of hat
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finished hat
finished hat
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Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
Jessica Mcdonald
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Hello! I am making this hat for my son's birthday.  We have roughly the same size head, we often share hats.

I using a 6.5mm crochet hook, working the hat bottom up.

Yarn is Charisma in color " Northern Lights"
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Starting with the brim, back loop only slip stitch (8) because I like a wide brim
Starting with the brim, back loop only slip stitch (8) because I like a wide brim
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About halfway through
About halfway through
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Finished!
Finished!
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Yarn insert
Yarn insert
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden approved this submission.
Note: Nice hat!

 
Sage Chara
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Not sure if this can be submitted yet as I haven't finished with the Textiles Sand badge...but sticking it here anyway so I don't forget down the track!

My main stickwork is crochet (I've knitted a couple of things in the past, but it definitely doesn't flow as easy for me!), but I really like the look of knitted clothes better...so I did my best at trying to mimic it! Usually I would crochet a hat in the round, but this one was made a bit differently in that it's crocheted flat, then turned into a tube, then closed in at the top. I did have a pattern to begin with, but quickly veered off as I wanted the rim to fold over nicely, and didn't want to put a pom pom on the top so couldn't just gather it together without thought. I made the hat for my camera-shy husband, so I've modelled it in the photo, but I'm not sure he's taken it off much since making it for him, so I'd say it's a win!

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Size I 5.5 hook and Lionbrand Fishermen's Wool (100%) Yarn
Size I 5.5 hook and Lionbrand Fishermen's Wool (100%) Yarn
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Working through it with hdc's, alternating in the back or front loop. Mixed up the order at one point and had to frog about five rows, but happy I did so it's all the same now
Working through it with hdc's, alternating in the back or front loop. Mixed up the order at one point and had to frog about five rows, but happy I did so it's all the same now
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Finished hat!
Finished hat!
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Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete! And yes, you can submit pictures for the straw badge, even if you haven't attained the sand badge!

 
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Yes! You can get certified for Straw badges, even if you haven't finished Sand level yet.

And, they count toward your BB5, BB10, BB20, etc, certification, too!
 
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