I always find is humorous how crafters are such optimists! We all think that when it comes to making holiday presents, we are superhuman and can complete 100 handmade gifts in a month! I am guilty of this. I will work like a mad woman until the morning of Dec 24 and then I will say, “If it’s not done now it’s not getting done!”
My daughter said that her boy friend is in need of a new winter hat and that his favorite color is blue. Well, I happened to have a skein of dark blue Lambs Pride Bulky yarn. Here’s what I whipped up in an evening.
I hope he likes it! It was super easy and quick: about 4 hours. If you’d like to knit one up, here’s the instructions
4 Hour Hat
A quick easy hat for the average adult head
1 skein Lambs Pride Bulky yarn or 125 yds of similar bulky weight yarn
1 16″ US 11 circular knitting needle
1 set US 11 double point needles
14 stitches in 4 inches in stockinette
Long Tail Cast On
Knit 2 Together
With your circular needles, cast on 60 stitches, using the long tails cast on method
Making sure you don’t twist your stitches, join in a circle (slip the first cast on stitch purlwise from the left needle to the right with yarn in back) and place marker.
(NOTE: the marker will show the beginning of the round)
Round 1 *Knit 2 Purl 2* repeat for the entire round
Repeat Round 1 until you have 3 inches of ribbing
Switch to stockinette stitch (knitting every stitch, every round) and knit until your hat is 9 inches measured from the cast on edge.
(Switch to double point needles once you have too few stitches for your circular needle)
Round 1: *Knit 10, Knit 2 together* repeat 5 times (55 stitches)
Round 2: *Knit 9, Knit 2 together* repeat 5 times (50 stitches)
Round 3: *Knit 8, Knit 2 together* repeat 5 times (45 stitches)
Round 4: *Knit 7, Knit 2 together* repeat 5 times (40 stitches)
Round 5: *Knit 6, Knit 2 together* repeat 5 times (35 stitches)
Round 6: *Knit 5, Knit 2 together* repeat 5 times (30 stitches)
Round 7: *Knit 4, Knit 2 together* repeat 5 times (25 stitches)
Round 8: *Knit 3, Knit 2 together* repeat 5 times (20 stitches)
Round 9: *Knit 2, Knit 2 together* repeat 5 times (15 stitches)
Round 10: *Knit 1, Knit 2 together* repeat 5 times (10 stitches)
Round 11: Knit 2 together 5 times (5 stitches)
Cut your yarn leaving about a 10 inch tail and using your yarn needle, thread your tail through the 5 live stitches and draw stitches together. Weave in all ends!