Softie Hat by Wanda Eichler
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Softie Hat

August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 1 inch
in double ridge stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 420 yards (366 - 384 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I wanted a lightweight knit hat, soft and slouchy, kind of a beret, but not quite. It would hug my ears and not be the kind of knitwear that would destroy a hairstyle.

Softie Hat is the result. It is stretchy, but the ribbing hugs the ears. It drapes and is loose, yet warm.

Softie Hat pulls down over the forehead for those really windy cold times. Or it can be worn casually tucked back for a stylish knitted look.

Tuck this hat into your rollabout for your next weekend jaunt. Knit one for spring and one for cool fall days. Find a yarn that matches a favorite jacket or coat, or knit one in team colors.

Softie Hat is fun to knit, practical and stylish, and sure to bring the comment that knitters love to hear, β€œCan you knit me a hat just like yours?”

Enjoy the knitting!

Wanda Eichler, designer

++ Uses one 100 gram skein of fingering or sock weight yarn, 400-420 yards.

++ Pattern is written for 16” circular needles in two sizes, one for the ribbing and one for the body of the hat, and one set of double pointed needles in larger needle size.

++ Different sock yarns result in a looser or tighter fit. Self striping, patterned, hand painted yarns are highly recommended.