As promised, I said I would write a post inspired by this tweet.
Why are there no fitted caps with a hole in the back for longer hair? What am I supposed to do with it? Debra Roby
Well I'm not sure if Debra was referring to a knitted hat but that's what I thought of when I read this. I've seen holes for ponytails on baseball caps, bike helmets and even batting helmets. So it only made perfect since to have a ponytail hole for a knitted hat, right? Are you with me? So I gave it a try and it works and looks good! My only regret is that I cut my hair and can't rock one these hats myself (poor me).
So here's the how to. You can make this with any knit/crochet hat pattern that has a seam to sew up in the back. Sew your seam about half way down, leave open a 2 inch hole, sew the rest of the seam to the base of the hat. That's it.