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How to Make a Knitted Hat Step-by-step Guide

Nantong Foremost Garments & Accessories Co., Ltd. Updated Aug. 06,2022

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How to Make a Knitted Hat Step-by-step Guide

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  • Introduction

Knitted hat is to use wool or rabbit hair wool and other animal wool woven into the wool, according to certain method then knitted into the hat by hand. Other names for knitted caps include: woolly hat (British English) or wool hat (American English); sock hat, knit hat, poof ball hat, bonnet, sock cap, stocking cap.


Today’s article, we will try to explain the manufacturing process of a Hand knitted hat production, mainly 7 steps.


How to Make a Knitted Hat Step-by-step Guide

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  • Process

1. Yarn rewinding

  • simple and stranded yarns.

  • Stranded yarns need to be rewound.

  • Cylinder yarns also need to be waxed.

Machine working process:

Start the motor - Adjust the tension of the flat belt - Drive mechanism - Reciprocating pulley rotation - Back and forth linear movement of the fork, spindle rotation to wind the yarn

2. Weaving

  • Take the strengths & avoid the weaknesses

  • Targeting patterns & adjusting densities

  • Special techniques & timely suggestions


Weaving machine have widespread applications in clothing and textile manufacturing industries, for the fabrication and processing of textiles, fabrics, and other woven materials. In some special cases weaving machine are also used for weaving of metal wires in industrial applications.


3. Stitching

  • Overlocking

  • Flat turning

  • Cuffing

  • Blind stitching

  • Taut stitching

How to Make a Knitted Hat Step-by-step Guide

Fig: Knitting structure

4. Handmaking

  • Fixed firmly.

  • Hook into the wool head

  • Prevent stripping

  • Prevent disconnection


5. Trimming 

Classification: printing, embroidery, washing

0501 Printing

Classification: gum paste/water paste; thick board printing; sublimation/transfer; flocking; foil printing (gold, silver, colour); foam, etc.

Attention: difficult to position, easy to crack, easy to shift, not clear.


0502 Embroidery

Classification: flat embroidery, three-dimensional embroidery, patch embroidery, beadwork embroidery, towel embroidery, hand embroidery.

Attention: difficult to position, difficult to control the embroidery density; threads are not easy to handle, easy to shift, weaving pieces are easy to twist and deform (elastic really hats, entries will be twisted, silk is not straight); not suitable for large area embroidery, will affect the elasticity of the hat


0503 Washing

  • Classification: soft wash, sulphur wash, hanging dye, rinse, shrinkage wash.

  • Attention: make the woven piece softer and woolly, enhance the aesthetics, enhance the colour level dyeing, high price (dyeing), cylinder difference, colour inaccuracy (hanging dye/sulphur wash), size not easy to control (hanging dye), best to use cotton white embryo yarn (sulfur wash), hanging dye is hanging dark colours on light colours, the distance of the colour block is not adjustable with limitation.


05 ironing

  • Five preventions: anti-scalding, anti-colour change, anti-stamping, anti-hardening, anti-laser.

  • Four controls: temperature control, distance control, shape control, size control.

How to Make a Knitted Hat Step-by-step Guide


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6.  Inspection

Try once and see for 3 times.

Try on the head and feel.

  • Inspect the surface.

  • Inspect the inside.

  • Inspect the accessories decoration,


How to Make a Knitted Hat Step-by-step Guide

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  • Summary

The modern knit hat appears to trace its origins to the Welsh town of Monmouth, whose proximity to Archenfield—a popular wool-producing town—made it a natural knitting hub. Monmouth’s most beloved knitted product? A round hat topped with a “ button.” During the 15th and 16th centuries, the Monmouth cap achieved ubiquity throughout Europe.


Nowadays, the process gets much more comfortable with the help of technological devices. Thus, it helps to increase the production in the possible less and ensures the reduction of the wastages of fabrics.  


Then its fashion go until today, make knitted hat a fashion and useful item in this world.


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