Yes, the knit and purl stitches create a diamond, but your teacher will call it a rhombus. The Rhombi Hats work well in a cotton or wool blend. Following the Rhombus or Rhombus Moss chart will give the knitter something interesting to do, and if finished neatly, the recipient can wear it inside-out for a reversible look. This hat takes just a few hours to knit, and makes a perfect gift or accessory for either gender.
Adult: flat 14”, stretches to 22” circumference, height 9”
Child: flat 12”, stretches to 20” circumference, height 8”
Infant: flat 10”, stretches to 18” circumference, height 7”
Gauge: 4.5 stitches = 1” Adjust needle size, and row count to match gauge.
Yarn: cotton or wool blend in worsted weight
Adult: 150 yards/ 2.5 oz; Child: 125 yards/2 oz;
Infant: 90 yards /1.5oz
Photo: Rhombi Hat is knit in Plymouth Encore worsted; 75% acrylic/ 25% wool; color 560. Child’s Rhombi Moss Hat is knit in Plymouth Fantasy Naturale; 100% cotton; color 4548 salmon
Needles: Size US#8, 16” circular needles, set size US#8 double pointed needles
You can knit a child and an infant size hat from one skein (200 yard) of yarn, making the Rhombi Hats terrific for gifts or charity.
The pattern pdf will print to 4 pages, you may want to print front & back.