Bicycle Wheels by victoria clark
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Bicycle Wheels

Knitting
January 2011
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
100 yards (91 m)
one size
This pattern is available for free.

A simple, cute, warm hat for winter weather, which will only take a couple of hours to knit!

There is an optional short row shaping that can be applied to whatever hat you want that has a wide ribbing band, and the thick yarn and simple pattern make learning this technique with this hat simple and easy. Many hats that have wide ribbing that looks cute in front, but in the back it stands up and looks a little funky. The short row shaping helps eliminate it by making the back narrower than the front. You can easily skip this step.

There is also a little trick at the top of the ribbing to help get rid of that thing that the purled stitches do, how they seem to widen out on the top. The bulky yarn would have made this even more noticeable, but this step is very easy to do and evens out the ribs nicely.