Friday, 1 July 2011

Inspired by Edith’s Hat in Despicable Me

My daughter just loves the movie “Despicable Me”.  On seeing the movie for the first time at our local cinema she asked me to knit her a hat just like the one that Edith wore.
This pattern was inspired by the movie and was knit on an Ultimate Sweater Machine using KP2 to fit child size 21” head.  This hat is stretchy, so it will fit larger sizes as well.  Use less stitches for a smaller size or more stitches for a larger size.  The height of the hat can be adjusted by knitting more rows evenly in stripes 1, 2 and 3.
This hat is knit from bottom up and can be knit on other mid gauge or bulky machines as long as the gauge is matched.  I have used a schematic to try and explain how to knit this hat, so work from the bottom of the schematic up.  If you see any mistakes let me know, so they can be corrected.  Enjoy knitting this hat in shades of pink OR maybe shades of blue, orange or even green.

Craftworks Acrylic 8ply (DK or Light Worsted) /100g/320m in pink & dusty rose

     USM KP2   18 sts 24 rows to 4” (note that the gauge for i-cord is slightly looser)

Special instructions:

Piping:  Knit 3 rows count down 3 purl bumps and rehang these stitches continue knitting next section.

Ear flaps:  Put 56 needles at end opposite carriage into HP;  K 1 row;  Put 11 needles at end opposite carriage into HP;  dec 1 st each end of next and then every 3rd row to 4 sts;  reverse shaping increasing back to 18 sts. of earflap;  put these 18 needles into HP;  return next 45 ndls into UWP;  K 1 row;  put 27 back into HP (18 needles in WP for next ear flap); shape second earflap as for first remembering to push all needles in HP back into UWP for last row; K to end.

Instructions:  Knit from bottom up.

Ainslie wearing her new hat.


Kansas Stitch Twister Daze said...

What a cute child!

Kansas Stitch Twister Daze said...

Sorry, should have mentioned that the hat is cute too.

CrazyCarla said...

Simply precious!

Sharon Knits said...

A Minion hat is now in it's planning stage. My 10 year old has decided that he just has to have one. So little time and so much knitting to do.

Diazpb said...

Good Morning Sharon! I have a question. Is there any possibility that i can commission one of these hats to be made? My very good friend loves that movie. Her and her 2 other sister reflect the characters it the story closely and she so happens to connect with Edith! I have seen some other hats around, but none that look as well done and thought out as your design. I want to give it to her for Christmas or just after. My hope is that it's functional, meaning warm and not airy. so when a Pennsylvania gust of wind comes she won't be freezing. Please consider my request. I can be reached at

Thank You!

P.S. I love your knits, you are quite a talented Lady!

Sharon Knits said...

Sorry Paul, if only you had asked a month ago as I reside in Australia the hat would not arrive in time for christmas. This hat been knit as a single layer, but could be adapted to make it thick and warm. The area around the ears is a double layer which keeps the ears quite warm.

Diazpb said...

Hey Sharon,
I am still interested in figuring a way to order this. How long would it be before i could receive it? also, is there a way to possibly line it with fleece? she will likely take to the an area near napal and its well below 0 degree Fahrenheit. Could you respond via e-mail so that i can keep things better organized? and of course talk about payment.

Sharon Knits said...

Sorry to take so long to get back to you. With the heat and slowed internet I have been unable to get back to you until now. The weather here is very hot at the moment, so working with Fibres has come to a grinding halt. As to the hat I am sorry to say that I will be unable to make the hat for you. The one I currently have would not be warm enough for Nepal and the local fabric shop doesn't stock Polar fleece (which is my prefered lining fabric) during summer.