I had been busy appliqueing my vintage camper mug rugs all morning and my intentions were to keep at it until I had finished the pile that needed to be done, but my mind was on the hat pattern. I went downstairs to get a cup of coffee, and didn't make it back upstairs to my mug rugs for the rest of the day.
Instead I knit a hat. It is one of the easiest hat patterns I have ever made, and now that I see it done - one of the nicest when done. For the moment the flowers are just pinned on - I like both, so I might just have to knit another hat!
I used some of my leftover stash yarn. This was just Bernat Supervalue worsted weight acrylic yarn. I used 5.5 mm straight needles.
Here is the Hat pattern for you. I am adding some simple instructions in case this is your first time making a hat.
Adult knit hat.
Cast on 70 sts.
Beginning with a Purl row, knit 4" in stocking stitch, ending with a purl row... this is your brim.
Continue knitting stocking stitch for 26 more rows.
Next Row begins Decrease for top.
Decrease Row 1: * knit 3, knit 2 together; repeat from * across.
Purl next row
Decrease Row 2: *knit 2, knit 2 together; repeat from * across.
Purl next row
Decrease Row 3 : *knit 1, knit 2 together; repeat from * across.
Purl next row.
Decrease Row 4: *Knit 2 together; repeat from * across.
Bind off, leaving a long tail.
With right sides together sew together along the top and down the sides until you reach 4" from the bottom of the brim. Turn hat right side out, and starting at the bottom sew the bottom 4" closed. ( you won't see the brim seam)
Roll brim up over the hat, and add flower if you so desire.
This is a nice warm winter hat, anyone would be happy to wear. Make a few and gift them for Christmas.
I am going to work up a pattern for a child size one of these as well, will share it when I get it done.
Now back to my vintage campers!