Confession time! I am not a great knitter. My skills consist of being able to knit rectangles, squares, & more rectangles - which basically just means scarfs & pot holders. Learning how to knit in the round is something that just never happened for me. It's definitely on my to-do list, but so are a slew of other things (traveling the country, learning how to write with my left hand, nailing the nay-nay dance). Not having time (or motivation) to learn how to use my circular needles, I've settled on a compromise with this easy knit cap. Emphasis on easy.
While this cozy hat is made with a knit stitch, the pattern can easily be adapted to crocheting.
To make this easy-breezy-peasy cap, you'll need:
- Super chunky yarn
- A crochet hook
- Long knitting needles (size 10-11)
To make the bulk of the hat, you'll be knitting a large rectangle.
- Cast on 50-60 stitches (this is dependent on the diameter of your head) on one of your knitting needles.
- Knit 30-32 rows of knit 1 purl 1 rib.
- Cast off.
Next, fold you rectangle in half widthwise. Using your crochet hook, weave a long piece of yarn down the side, joining the rectangle as a cylinder. Basically "stitch" along the side. Tie off.
Using another piece of yarn & weave around the top of the hat. Cinch, & tie in place.
Flip your hat inside out. To make a fuzzy pom-pom, follow our pom-pom making tutorial, making the larger of the two template sizes. Leave excess string when tying your pom-pom off, & feed through the top of your hat. Tie in place.
I felt ridiculous while I was making this hat, because we were experiencing a seasonably warm 80º day. That being said, yesterday's lows are today's highs, so I'm very grateful for the extra warmth.
P.S. Knit on! Check out this ombre-inspired scarf.