Here it is, a super cozy hat that's squooshy soft with just enough slouch. It works up in a blink with two strands of thick-and-thin yarn held together. Top it off with a matching extra large pom pom, or choose a faux fur fluff ball. Pretty cute, don't you think?
Inspired by the tone-on-tone colors and fabulous twisted ply of Merino Textura, Trisha Mitberg designed this quick and easy hat pattern. It looks great in shades of grey, but other combinations are also adorable. Two skeins of Merino Textura will make two hats (one for you, one for a friend), just make your yarn pom poms at the end or use faux fur poms. Enjoy!
By Trisha Mitberg
Gauge: Approx. 3 sts = 1" inch
Size: One size, adult medium. Approx. 20" around.
Glossary: K – Knit; K2tog – Knit next 2 sts together; P – Purl; St(s) – Stitch(es)
Notes: Pattern is worked with yarn held double. We used two different colors, Grey Shadow and Steel Shadow.
With smaller needles, holding two strands of yarn together, loosely cast on 60 sts. Place marker and join for circular knitting.
Rounds 1-12: *K2, p2* repeat around.
Change to larger needles.
Continue in stockinette stitch (knitting every round) until hat measures 9.5".
Round 3: *K3, k2tog* repeat around. (40 sts remain)
Cut yarns leaving 6" tails and use darning needle to pull through remaining sts. Weave in all ends. Make or purchase a large pom pom and attach to top of hat.
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