The Covid-19 pandemic is still raging on. We all need to focus energy and time on spreading kindness and taking care of those around us.
This is a new pattern, created with 6-weight yarn, but instructions are included for all yarn weight. I used Lion Brand Hometown USA, one of my favorite super bulky yarns to get a soft, cozy hat.
Thank you Virginia for the name! I really enjoyed this quick knit and have already made a few. A great stash buster when you make a contrasting brim, you could, of course, knit this all in one color.
DEHH’s main goal is to spread kindness. We try to help those going through an absolutely awful time by doing something small. We use the talents we have to give others some comfort. To show people that someone cares. We don't care what political party, race, religion or gender anyone is - we try to help. Just like we accept hats from anyone who wants to make a difference.
I've noticed an increasingly vicious tone to so many social media comments and posts. Public health agencies having to put up with horrible treatment for simply doing their job and posting updates. Attacking people on both sides of the political spectrum simply for their political beliefs.
C4B: Place the next 2 stitches on a cable needle and hold to the back of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches, then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
C4F: Place the next 2 stitches on a cable needle and hold to the front of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches, then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
Using Color A, cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.
Work Brim: Using Color A
Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2: purl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your work measures 1.5 to 2 inches in length, or longer if you prefer.
Work Body of Hat Using Color B:
Rows 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 & 8: knit all stitches
Row 3: *k2, C4B*; repeat around
Row 7: *C4F, k2*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 8 until piece is about 7 to 7.5 inches in length. End with a Row 4 or a Row 8.
Decrease Crown: use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2: *k4, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 3: *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4: *k2, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 5: *k2, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 6: *k2tog*; repeat around
Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure. Weave in ends and share.
If using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 60.
If using 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 84.
If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 102 stitches.
The pattern is worked over 6 stitches.
Feel free to use just 1 color.
Experiment and enjoy!