An Easy Hat Pattern

Got some extra yarn hanging around from another project?  Here’s a quick hat pattern to use it up, courtesy of one of the attendees at the monthly Streetknit knitup.

Easy Warm Hat
Materials:

Yarn: Two strands of worsted weight yarn used throughout. Could be the
same colour, or could be constrasting, whatever you have. I use leftover yarn
and have not worked out exact quantities as yet.
Needles: 8mm (US #11) straight needles. (If you are used to circular
knitting, could be adapted to double-pointed needles)

To Make Hat:

Cast on 52 sts.
*K1, P1; repeat from * across the row, to end. Repeat this ribbing for
approximately 2 inches.
Change to Stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row), and work until the
piece measures approximately 7 inches from the cast on edge.
Begin the crown decreases, as follows:
*K2tog; repeat from * to end of row – 26sts.
Purl next row.
*K2tog; repeat from * to end of row – 13 sts.
Purl next row
*K2tog; repeat from * to end of row (there will be one stitch at end, just knit
it!) – 7sts remain.
Finishing: Cut yarn, leaving a long enough piece to sew up the back seam.
Thread the yarn onto a needle and run it through all remaining stitches and
pull tightly. Turn hat inside out and sew entire seam of the hat. Weave in all
loose ends.
Drop off your finished hat at any of our drop off locations or better yet, come by the knitup, last Tuesday of every month at Wise Daughters (http://www.wisedaughters.com/) and drop if off in person!