Off my needles

Hat #1 is finished. I don’t know how many I will end up making in the next few weeks but we’ll see. I’ll cast on another tomorrow.

  • Pattern is Cobblestones – found free on Ravelry
  • Yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash
  • Needle size is 7
  • Cast on 88 and knit 1.5 inches for the brim.
  • Decreases started per pattern after row 3 when hat was 6 inches.

This pattern calls for a cast on of 100 stitches or a multiple of 4. I find the 100 stitches hat too large. The hat has plenty of give and it fits me well but if you are making it for someone with a larger head or lots of hair you might want to go a little larger – maybe casting on 92 stitches or even the 100 called for in the pattern. One thing about donating hats – I always know that it will fit someone if I make one that is too small or too large for my intended recipient! Luckily, hats don’t take long to knit. I’m not sure if this one will be gifted or donated.


  1. I’m just about to start a Beanie for my G.Niece using this pattern. I have the pdf which I think you recommended last year? I’m using 2 strands of wool so I’ll adjust the stitches. Your knitting always looks so neat 🙂

  2. As you may remember knitting is not my thing, but I love that you make knitted items and this one reminds me of my sister because of the color. Hope someone special appreciates it.

  3. This is really pretty and that ash lilac yarn looks great. I am crocheting now but maybe I’ll try a hat someday.

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