This was just a quick simple knit in a wool/acrylic blend on giant needles. 2 x 2 ribbing for just an inch and a half keep it so that the hem doesn’t flare out. the top has a nice smooth series of decreases, four stitches every round to add a slight swirl to the top. The result is a very dense but not stiff hat that is quite warm.
A simple hat with deep ribbing in light worsted weight yarn. I broke up the ribbing halfway through to add interest to an otherwise very plain and simple hat. The top is just a quick series of decreases starting over 8 stitches. For someone with a very small head that had is long enough to be turned up about 1 inch on the bottom.
Possibly the easiest way to use up leftovers is to knit a simple stripe hat. For this hat. I gathered up some of the bright red and purple yarns I had on hand in the last bit of a silk tweed yarn I found at the thrift store. I knit a 2 x 2 ribbing to help keep the hat on, then knit thick, chunky stripes to use up the bits of leftover yarn. I knit the ends in as a one along, which you can see a tiny bit. The yarns are a mix of wool, silk, and alpaca blend, and who knows what else. The result is rather bright for my taste, but hopefully someone will find it fun.
I knit this hat in worsted weight acrylic purple yarn with thrifted tweed silk sock weight yarn held along with it to add some interest. I worked a deep knit 3, purl 5 ribbing for half the body of the hat. The long ribbing is a great way to help hold a hat in place on your head. Like most of my hats, I used a quick decrease over a few rounds at the top. depending on the yarn you use, this style of hat can be a great hat for charity knitting– soft non-itchy yard for chemo hats, or a nice warm wool blend yarn for homeless.
I knit this hat in wool tapestry yarn I found at the thrift store. The yarn worsted weight yarn more suitable for outerwear than next to the skin, but that will make the hat quite sturdy and warm, perfect for someone who is outside a lot. The ribbing would’ve looked better if I switch to smaller needles to work the ribbing, or increased a few stitches before beginning the zigzag pattern. They had quite a bit of the green yarn so I went ahead and used it for most of the body of the hat, changing to other colors when I felt like I wouldn’t have enough to make another zigzag. The green and red give it give it a very retro Christmasy feel, but hopefully someone will enjoy the color combination!
Knit in a soft blue light worsted weight yarn with an icord bow. I made the bow by knitting a section of icord long enough to tie in to a bow, the secured the bow in shape and stitched to the hat. The pattern on the hat is made by varying rounds of knit 1, purl 1 ribbing with rounds of stockinette stitch every 1 ½ inches or so. Alternating rounds of ribbing and stockinette help keep the hat from pulling in tightly, but still has enough stretch to keep it firmly on a small head. The top of the hat has yarn over rounds interspersed with the stockinette rounds to add a bit of a lacy touch.