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Here's a super quick and easy ribbed hat that is sure to please! Knit in the round on circular needles, then finished with DPNs in a striking color combination.
Ribbing makes it very stretchy; alpaca makes it super soft and warm. Make it with the bold stripes as shown, or create your own color scheme. Unisex design.
Finished Knit Measurements: Unstretched Hat Circumference 15" (This is a VERY stretchy hat); Height 8".
Yarn Used: 1-100g/3.5oz skein (110yds/101m) of Reynolds Andean Alpaca Regal (90% Peruvian Alpaca/10% Wool) EACH in #02 Light Grey, #21 Charcoal Heather, and #16 Black.)
Pattern Gauge: Approximately 13 stitches = 3" and 9 Rounds = 2" in 2x2 Ribbing (UNSTRETCHED).
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A heavy worsted yarn with a gauge of 16 sts = 4" [10 cm] on size 10 [6 mm] needles..
Total Yardage Required: Approx 80 yds [73 m] for each of the 3 colors.
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 10 (6mm) 16" circular needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; 1-Set of 5 Size 10 (6mm) double pointed needles.
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Posted by Gayla Napier on 9th Feb 2013
If you're a guy who wants a great fitting hat - that doesn't leave "marks" and fits just exactly tight enough that you don't know you have it on / then this is the hat for you! Delivering a finished hat tomorrow hoping to get pics to post
Posted by Annbeth on 26th Jan 2013
I used yarn from my stashand was a little off on the gauge.I made it a little longerand it worked.I also just made it in a all tweedy yarn.It fit nicely and I wii probably use pattern again.
Posted by JanG2 on 10th Jan 2013
the pattern is a simple one
only thing - I added 2 inches to make it longer 8" is just too short, most hat patterns are for 10"
Posted by Unknown on 10th Dec 2012
Good pattern very easy to understand Worked up quickly and does indeed stretch to fit larger men's heads
Posted by Gayla Napier on 8th Dec 2012
I have read the entire pattern- very well written - and I can't wait to make it! Would love to post a pic of finished hat later - thanks for the pattern! New follower Gayla
Posted by Unknown on 8th Dec 2012
I have not made this yet but it looks easy to me and that is what I am looking for.
Posted by Vivian E. Brown on 8th Dec 2012
I made this cap for family members. Money was tight. Used dk weight yarns for children worsted weight for adults and a light weight yarn for infants. Cap took a few hours to make.
Posted by Carol on 8th Dec 2012
This pattern is perfect. It can be adapted easily for womens and childrens sizes. My project is chemo caps for the ladies and gents at my infusion clinic. A project like this helps me use all my left over yarns.
Posted by Linda on 9th Nov 2012
Was looking for an easy hat for a friend who is just starting her knitting career. This is perfect.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Oct 2012
very nice hat pattern.