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Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:57 PM

Super easy knit hat: [View all]

140g/5oz yarn and #15 needles. I used Loops & Threads brand Country Loom yarn, which is listed as a "Super Bulky" (though I found it less thick than some other super bulky yarns.)

Cast on 17 stitches for a hat that ends up 8" wide (when flat)

Work in garter stitch until the piece is just over 16" long. Cast off, leaving a LONG tail.

Fold in half (joining beginning of the piece to the end) and use the tail to sew the bottom and top edges together.

Fold the top of the opposite side of the tube you've made into the top of the sewn edge and stitch together (one stitch should do it for all the steps until the pom-pom.)

Fold the top center of the two ovals the above step made into the top center and stitch.

Fold the top center of the four smaller ovals the above step made into the top center and stitch.

Make a pom-pom (I used these instructions: http://www.helloknitty.com/pdfs/pompom.pdf) and sew that to the gathered top.

I made a hat from start-to-finish in 3 hours whie watching Battlestar Galactica DVDs w/mr. beac and I still have to "look" while I knit. Knitting experts should get much better mileage.

BTW, I based my size on the following info on average head sizes:


(This is also where I learned I have the average head size of a 10-year-old child. )

Be kind, this is my first-ever attempt to write out a "pattern" I winged as I went along.

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