I first fell in love with this hat when I saw it on a friend of mine: It just looked so comfy and effortlessly cool. But it wasn’t until I kept drooling over it on random passersby that I knew it was a perfect candidate for some DIY. But my memory is pretty bad, so when I found myself standing alone at the bus stop one dreary morning with, OMG, someone wearing that hat, I took an incognito picture of the back of said person’s head with (sadly?) only mild guilt. From there, I devised a pattern (not exactly the same, but whatever) using any yarn I happened to have on hand. The results are below.
It’s actually super comfortable and fits my head great! I think I have a rather average sized head, so one size should fit most. It’s a pretty quick knit, and I used only one skein, with a bit to spare. Happy Knitting!
1 Skein Caron SHEEP(ISH) Vickie Howell Yarn in Olive(ish)*
*alternative: any 30z/85g medium weight yarn of approximately 167yds
1 pair of size US5 (3.75mm) double pointed needles, or equivalent circular needle
CO= cast on
PFB= purl1 into the front and back of the next stitch to increase by 1 stitch
K2tog= knit two together
Stitch Guide: Ribbed Seed Stitch
Row 1: K1 P1
Row 2: Knit
Repeat Rows 1-2
CO 88 Stitches (22 stitches on 4 dpn’s)
Rows 1-10: Rib stitch K1P1, or for 1.5inches
Next Row: *Purl1, PFB, P20, PFB, P1,* Repeat from * to end. 96 stitches on 4 needles.
Rows 12-15: Purl
Rows 16-20: K1P1
Rows 21-26: Purl
Rows 27-34: Work in Ribbed Seed Stitch for 8 rows (see stitch guide)
Rows 35-40: Purl
Repeat Rows 21- 34 four more times (about 7.5inches from CO), or until desired length
Next Row: Knit
Knit for 4 more rows, then begin the decrease
Row 1: K2tog
Row 2: Knit
Repeat until 12 stitches remain on 4 needles, break yarn and draw through remaining stitches, tie off
Because this was retroactively devised from the finished product, apologies for any inconsistencies, let me know if there’s questions!