It’s getting to be that time of year again. So much knitting to do before the weather turns colder. I was going through some old posts and found this one for instructions for a funny little fuzzy hat that I had made for Sophie when she was a little baby. She’s now a big girl of nine!
It’s a super easy project that even beginners can work up quickly. The top is closed purse-string style, but you can taper it down by decreasing every few stitches over several rounds first, or work it down to 3-4 stitches and end in a long i-cord and tie that in a knot for an umbilical hat. The whole thing is worked in the round in stockinette and the edge rolls up. If you knit the hat a little longer – 2 inches or more – you’ll have a neato slouchy style hat if the knitted fabric isn’t too stiff. Try using a lighter weight base yarn and the same sized needles for a lacier and drapier hat. No rules. Just fun. Did I mention that this is a great project for a new knitter – especially for a child who is working in the round for the first time. He or she will have a new hat to show off in no time flat.
I’m not sure if you can get the same yarns that I used back then, or even if you’d want to since styles have changed so much since I originally posted. You can use any bulky weight yarn you like. or have on hand. You can pair it with something bouclé or fuzzy, or colourful, or glittery… I would really love to see what you come up with. Maybe you would consider posting a photograph of what you whip up and link it back here?
2 balls any chunky/bulky weight yarn ( I used Lion Brand “Kool Wool” in ‘grass’)
2 balls any fancy ‘blender’ yarn – or leave it out ((I usedLion Brand “Fun Fur” in ‘mango’)
Set dpns size 10.5
For baby:: CO 42 stitches, work in stocking stitch for 6″. Cut long tail and draw through all stitches to close. Secure by taking stitches across closure, bring tail inside and run tail through several stitches inside, trim. Viola!
For older child:: CO 54 stitches and work 7″
For adult:: CO 60 stitches and work for 8″