I knitted this hat on the way to our cabin up north. It was a simple and fast hat to knit and fits everyone in our family.
I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky yarn in Evergreen, a bit less than 1 ball (5oz.)
Needle size: #10
Cast on 84 sts
k2, p2 (entire hat)
When you knit the rows, you should be ending each row on p2, turning and beginning each row with k2. This makes it easier to keep with the pattern, if you know you always end and start each row the same.
Repeat this pattern until your cap measures 9 inches from the start.
k2tog and p2tog across the row (you should be knitting together knit stitches and purling together purl stitches.)
When you get to the end, cut a tail about 15 inches long. Using a plastic needle, pull the yarn through the remaining 42 stitches and off the needle. Pull tightly to "shut" the hat, then sew up, starting at the top.
You can add a pom-pom if you'd like, I didn't add one to my cap because this one was for my son and he told me he didn't want one.
Did you use this pattern? Drop me a line and let me know. If you have a picture, I'd love to see it.
Made by others: yesiknit | tyquilts
(See what I made from here: pig)
Lovely book for beginners.
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting & Crocheting
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