this little hat is wonderful for its versatile size- it fits both my 1 1/2 year old and my husband! and it's an incredibly-super-easy and fast knit.
yarn: yarn bee (bought @ hobby lobby- don't judge! i support my LYS at every opportunity) andes alpaca
color: paradise (732)
needle: size 8 6" circ.
gauge: UNstretched 6 sts in pattern (k2,p2,k2)= 1.25"*
ends can be woven in with a tapestry needle or crochet hook
co 68 sts w/ backwards loop method, join in round
begin 2x2 rib (k2, p2) and continue until piece measures 11" or desired length
to get the cute pokeys on the top you're going to fold the hat in half and kitchener your sts together- this is a subtle join and very flexible.
to finish: weave in ends
*(i used almost all of the 120 yds of yarn, so depending on your tension (i'm a loose knitter) you might get more or less hat length out of the yarn. no worries! a little shorter or longer isn't going to impact the overall look of the hat- the bottom folds over which makes the size more adjustable)
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