The yarn is two strands of the green sock yarn that I found at the thrift store. holding the two strands of yarn together gives they had enough body and weight to fit somewhat more securely on the head, plus adds additional warmth and knits up faster than just working with the strict single-strand of sock yarn. The hem is deep ribbing with a couple of purl bumps thrown in in the last few rounds to have interest. the top decreases quickly over a few rounds before being finished off, as is my usual style. The hat is machine washable wool, so great for someone who needs the warmth but also needs it to be sturdy and easy to care for.
Knit in a worsted weight washable yarn, this soft, squishy hat is form fitting and will stay on place on the head. The one by one ribbing draws in just enough to keep the hat snug. The pattern on the body of the hat is simple garter stitch interspersed with columns of knits to break up the pattern. the rest of the body knit plain until the top. I decreased quickly over a few rounds to finish off the hat.
This is the super soft hat in recycled cashmere and sock yarn I found at the thrift store. I recycled the cashmere from a lovely colored but very outdated sweater I found at the thrift store. The sock yarn is a smooth superwash yarn, making the entire hat very soft and squishy, perfect for someone who needs a bit of warmth, but can’t wear anything itchy next to their skin. I knit an Icord edging using my Icord knitting machine, making it slightly longer than I thought I needed for the circumference of the hat. From there I picked out two stitches for every three rounds of Icord, then joined in the round then worked three ridges of garter stitch. For the cashmere stripes I held the cashmere yarn with the stranded sock yarn, then switched back to the sock yarn to form the solid color. This is a great way to really stretch the cashmere yarn, making sure it gets maximum impact for softness where it will be over someone’s ears and forehead.
This hat was knit in thrifted acrylic yarn, making it machine washable. A quick one by one ribbing helps keep the hat in place, and the body of the hat just knit in very simple patterns, nothing more complicated than alternating knit one main color, knit one contrast color. The top of the hat is decreased quickly over several rounds in my usual style. the colors are a bit on the retro side, but also quite neutral.
This is a combination of two yarns I found at the thrift store. The first yarn is a bright yellow, white, and blue sock yarn that had been part of a pattern kit for a lace scarf. The other yarn is a very tightly plied blue tweed sock yarn that I also found at the thrift store. They held the two yarns together to try and tone down the bright yellow and prevent very obvious pooling. The hat is very soft and not itchy at all. I knit the hat with a simple 2 x 2 ribbing for the hem, a plain stockinette stitch body, and quick decreases over a few rounds for the top of the hat.
Made in bits and pieces of leftover drifted acrylic yarn from other projects, I am sure that some people would be surprised that I bothered to knit a colorwork hat in acrylic yarn! I saved up the really bright greens and combined them with some dull greens to try and make the hat fun and a little quirky. The corrugated ribbing and zigzag really make the hat pop. I chose the colors based on how much yarn of each color I had and just winged the pattern as I went along. for the top by decreased quickly over several rounds, switching colors at the last minute to make the top of the hat have a bright pop.