OhSo Hat: Easy, Warm, Double-Brimmed by Lee Bernstein

OhSo Hat: Easy, Warm, Double-Brimmed

November 2011
Any bulky or super-bulky yarn
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in garter Stitch (which comes out as stockinette stitch in the round)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
110 - 120 yards (101 - 110 m)
Adult, one size fits all
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The OhSo Hat: Easy, Warm, Double-Brimmed

Oh, so easy to knit. Even a beginner can knit it in a day or two.

Oh, so warm - Like, really warm.

Oh, so wearable. The Renaissance-style double brim complements any size face, which makes it perfect for anyone, including those who feel they do not look good in hats.

What you need to know before knitting your OhSo:

1- How to cast on using a long-tail cast on (you may also use the Twisted German or Old Norwegian cast on).

2- How to knit in the round on a circular needle and, for the top on two circular needles or double points. You may convert the whole pattern to double points, Magic Loop, or the Traveling Method, but the directions are written for circular.

3- How to purl.

4- How to knit two together (K2tog)

5- To finish the top of the hat: How to knit with two circular needles. Again, you may use double points, Magic Loop, or the Traveling Method.

Supplies needed:

1- 110-120 yards of any chunky (bulky) yarn. Super bulky is also an option.

2- Two 6mm (U.S. 10) circular needles – one with a 16-inch cable. The second size 6mm (U.S. 10) circular can have a cable length of any size. Or, if you prefer to knit on two circular needles from beginning to end, you may use whatever cable lengths work best for you.

3- A ruler and a soft tape measure.

4- A large-eye tapestry needle

5- Optional: Knitting needle tips to protect yarn from coming off of needles as you try on your hat.

Gauge: 3-4 stitches per inch. Because this is a one-size fits all user-friendly pattern, the design allows for flexibility in gauge.

The pattern is written in full instructions with no abbreviations, and it is easy to understand. It has been featured as a well-written pattern on The Knit Wits Podcast and the Knitting Pipeline Podcast, and it has been selected as a well-written pattern in the Well-Written Knitting Pattern Group here on Ravelry.

Yarn in top photo is from: http://www.wonderwhyalpacafarm.com/Farm_Store.html

Note: Some photos show a scarf or cowl with the hat. The scarves and cowls were made with different patterns and matching yarn, but not from anything included in the pattern, which is for the OhSo Hat only.