Starting on straight, changing to circular

Hi everyone, I’m brand new to this forum. I’d consider myself an advanced knitter. I found this really cool girls hat at a rummage, it has a wide brim with a knitted flower tacking up the front of the brim. Kind of like a floppy hat. It seems pretty easy to copy.


The knitter started out the rows on straight needles, back and forth, to create the brim. It looks like 3 inches wide, about 15 inches long, or so, were eventually sewn together at the end of the project. To transition from straight to circular, it appears that the knitter did a cast off one, keep one, then transfer those stitches to a circular needle. That row, the transition, has a ‘lacy’ look,

Does anyone think this method will work? Am I on track? It’s a cool looking hat, perfect for my granddaughters. I’ve been searching all the knitting patterns sites, and can not find anything resembling this.

I know I can recreate it, but I’m stumped on the straight piece, joining with a circular or double point method. It definitely was not two pieces joined together.

Thanks everyone! I hope to get tips and ideas in the future. I’ve been knitting since I was 10, I’m 52 now.

Welcome to KH. It sounds like you have a good idea for how to make this hat. The other possibility to consider is that the hat was knit from the top down on a circular needle and then switched from circs to straight knitting for the brim.

Thanks for the welcome salmonmac,

I considered that, but the look doesn’t appear a top down approach. Does this site support pictures? I’ll take a couple photos tomorrow and post them if that helps. The hat isn’t ‘hard’ to replacate, but it’s such a fun look for girls in the 4 -10 age range.

If this works, I’ll write down my method and post the pattern, no guarantees. I’m confident many of you will LOVE this hat. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. It’s made with a cotton yarn, smallish needles. I need to figure all that out.

Yes, you can post photos here. You might not need to work the brim on straights, just do a circular piece, then dec a little and work straight up to the crown.