Snake on My Head! by Elizabeth Green Musselman

Snake on My Head!

December 2009
yarn held together
+ Bulky
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10.5 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
218 yards (199 m)
fits large child to large adult
This pattern is available for $3.99 USD buy it now

Feeling like your brain’s being squeezed? Thinking poisonous thoughts? Blame the SNAKE ON YOUR HEAD!

This hat knits up in an evening with bulky yarns held double. (Great for those of you seeking a last-minute gift to knit.) The pattern uses the ingeniously simple helical knitting technique to create spiral stripes with no jog. A couple of small buttons and a felt tongue at the end complete the look. Maybe you will put beads at the tail end of yours to make a rattler?

This hat fits my five-year-old son, my husband, and my giant 24” melon.

While I love the yarns that I used, they are a little pricey. Here are some great alternatives (that come in both solid and multi colors):

Additional materials needed:

  • 2 3/8” buttons small piece of red felt

  • green thread or embroidery floss (to attach eyes and tongue)

  • 1 sharp-tipped needle (for sewing on eyes and tongue)

  • 1 blunt-tipped/tapestry needle (for sewing in ends)