I was going to use the pattern on the yarn band but I’d forgotten it was knit flat vs in the round so I just made it up as I went along. It’s taken me a long time in knitting to be able to make something without a pattern but I’m at that point that I can use a stitch dictionary to come up with a scarf or blanket and I can knit plain hats without too much thought.
- Cast on 96 stitches
- K2P2 ribbing for 2 inches then knit until hat measures 6 inches from cast on edge.
- I calculated the crown decreases using the method described on this site
- Yarn – Caron Cupcake
- Needle size – 6
- Size – this hat is child size but does fit on my head. Knit hats have plenty of stretch so I find I don’t have to worry about hitting an exact size. I often see Rae or Mo wearing hats I made for the other one.
The yarn came with a Pom Pom but the swirl on the top of this hat looks so cute that I’m not going to use it. I’ve got enough yard for another small hat from this cupcake so I’ll use it on that one.
Since I finished this one so quickly, I’ll have to cast on another hat tonight so I’ll have a small project to work on tomorrow in the car.
Several people have mentioned wanting to learn to knit and I encourage you to give it a try. I taught myself to knit from a book in 2006 and while I still just consider myself an experienced beginner, I can knit the simple projects that interest me. Today, there are many YouTube videos that can supplement a How to Book and there are online classes available too. You’re never too old to learn either. I taught Mom several years ago and while she doesn’t knit now because of her hands, she made some very pretty scarves including some simple lace work.