Hat No. 5
October 2014 Updates: “Recipe” will remain available on the Knit Mckinley blog; however it is now available as a pdf here on Ravelry. The pattern has been edited for clarity and sized for three sizes.
Hat No. 5 is (not-so-creatively) named Hat No. 5 because it was the 5th hat I made in 2012 while knitting hats for a great project run by my LYS Lovelyarns, the 500 Hats Project. Since I haven’t had any really great ideas for a better name yet, I’m leaving it as Hat No. 5.
I created a couple of fun, interesting, but not-too-difficult patterns while knitting hats last summer and fall, and this is one of four of those hat patterns that I offer for free. The other free patterns are the Twisted Trellis Hat, the Chevron Stripes Hat, and the Roosevelt Park Hat. My hope is that you’ll consider using these patterns when knitting hats for local causes, but of course, you can use these patterns to create hats for whomever or whatever you want. Happy knitting!
Skill level: Intermediate
Skills needed: knitting in the round, cabling, twisting stitches, and decreasing by SSK and Kt2og
Size: Teen (Small Adult, Large Adult)
Circumference: Stretches to fit 19 ¼” (22”, 27 ½”)
Height: 7 ½”, 8 ½”, 9 ½”
US 8 (5.0 mm) 16” circular and double-pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge
100 (120, 150) yards worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn
Cable Needle (if needed)