This is going to be a multi-part series about the subject starting with my interest in making them, leading up to how others can make them. Because of the skill set necessary in order to make these hats, there are quite a few steps to explain before we get there. For this reason I have decided to break it up into several entries as opposed to one long blog. I hope you find this helpful or at the very least inspiring in your own creative endeavors!
I started knitting about 6 six years ago after a miserably failed attempt to learn in my high school creative stitchery class, I decided to brave the needles once more. I have a love for making anything crafty, with an infinity for anything cute and of Japanese influence. This special interest led me to discover the joys of knitting Anime-inspired Cosplay hats!
The pattern I came across comes from Debby Stoller’s first Stitch’n Bitch book, which, along with the internet, taught me how to knit. If you don’t have the book, there are several free patterns to be found online, just look up beanie knitting patterns. As previously stated, I wanted this entry to be an intro to the idea of making cute cosplay hats. For those who want to learn how, stay tuned for further articles as I delve into Knitting Know How for the Otaku. We’ll learn how to get started, general nifty tips like how to make pom-poms, everything leading up to how to make your own hat as well as exploring other anime knitting projects.