Holy Cow! I'm here for the third time in a week. Who died and left me Blog Queen? I don't know. Maybe I'm just discovering once again that making this download of emotions and reporting my activities more faithfully increases my sense of well-being.
Anyway, today I made a perfect hat by accident and I decided to share it. Sometimes a yarn says "Try this." I've learned not to ignore those pleas. When I sat down next to a ball of Point 5 this morning, it was begging to be a hat. Not a structured, carefully shaped hat, just a simple pull-on hat with absolutely no embellishment in the way of stitch-work, cabling or ribbing. As always, my patterns are copy-righted, so feel free to use them for personal use or gifts, but please do not reproduce the pattern or the product for sale.
SIMPLE BULKY ROLLED-BRIM HAT
Yarn: Colinette Point 5, 1 hank
Supplies: Size 10 needles for working in the round; yarn needle to weave ends
This simple hat is a one-day project. It is knit completely in stockinette stitch in the round and the beauty of the yarn is all the adornment needed. It is highly customizable. You could add a knitted bow or flower on one side, attach long braided ties over each ear, or change the rolled brim to a fitted, ribbed one. For a whimsical change, you could add tassels to the top, or knit ears and attach them. It is an easy, quick, multi-purpose hat pattern.
Finished size: 20 inches (51 cm) circumference.
Gauge: The thick and thin nature of the yarn makes gauge difficult to assess. To be more accurate, you should measure at least three times in different places on your swatch and take an average. Be sure not to miss the smaller stitches in the thinnest strands of yarn when you count. 11 stitches = 5 inches.
Cast on 42 stitches. Join to work in round.
Knit every row loosely until piece measures 7 inches long.
Round 1: *Knit 7 K2tog repeat from * to end of round.
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: *Knit 6 K2tog repeat from * to end of round.
Round 4: Knit.
Round 5: *Knit 5 K2tog repeat from * to end of round.
Round 6: *Knit 4 K2tog repeat from * to end of round.
Round 7: *Knit 3 K2tog repeat from * to end of round.
Round 8: *Knit 1 K2tog repeat from * to end of round.
Round 9: K2tog repeat to end of round.
Cut yarn, thread through remaining stitches, pull tight to close hole. Weave ends.Enjoy!