Most Basic Hat by Judith L. Swartz

Most Basic Hat

January 2002
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
150 yards (137 m)
21" circumference

From Hip To Knit:

Don’t be caught without this hat. It’s basic, head-hugging, and easily adapted to endless possibilities. The hat shown is knitted in stockinette stitch, but you can knit the edges and/or other areas in garter or seed stitch. Or use this solid-colored base as your palette and embroider freely. Work as many colors as you dare into one hat with a rainbow of stripes. Or detail it with only a soft roll at the edge and subtle lines created by shaping the crown, and your hat can become as individual as your head.