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 I recycled the cashmere from a lovely colored but very outdated sweater I found at the thrift store.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.