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A simple hat with two fit and yarn options: A worsted weight beanie and DK weight scrunchy toque. Small cable insets and twisted rib add just enough interest without slowing you down. A toggle and I-cord drawstring on the Scrunchy version adds a fun twist. Perfect for quick gift knitting or creating a warm hat for yourself before a cold front rolls in.
Both hats are worked from the bottom up in the round. Instructions are written and a chart of the cable is also included. A photo tutorial is given on the last page for assembling the DK scrunchy version drawstring and toggle.
Worsted beanie: S (16/40.5) M (17.75/45), L (19.75/50), XL (21.75/55) inches/cm.
DK scrunchy: S (16.75/ 42.5) M (18.5/ 47), L (20/51) inches/cm.
To fit head circumference: S (17/43 to 19/48.5) M (19/48.5 to 21/53.5), L (21/53.5 to 23/58.5), XL (23/58.5 +) inches/cm.
M shown for both versions, modeled on a 21 inch/53.5cm head.
Worsted beanie: 17 sts and 24 rnds = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch with US 9/5.5mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
DK scrunchy: 20 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch with US 6/4mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Worsted beanie: Malabrigo Merino Worsted, approx. 100 [115, 130, 145] yards
US 8/5mm and US 9/5.5mm 16 inch circular needle and/or a longer circular for magic loop, or double-point needles
DK scrunchy: Viola Silky DK, approx. 150 [170, 185] yards
US 5/3.75mm and US 6/4mm 16 inch circular needle and/or a longer circular for magic loop or double-point needles
One 2 inch/50mm toggle or button
Stitch markers in 3 different colors (1, 2, 4 per color)
Cable needle (optional)
Thanks to my lovely test knitters and my awesome tech editor, Kate Vanover!