2 Hour Santa Hat by Wendi Dunlap

2 Hour Santa Hat

December 2006
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
2.5 stitches = 1 inch
in garter stitch with the Light and Lofty yarn
US 11 - 8.0 mm
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This pattern is available for free.

Adult and baby (newborn to 6 months) versions included.

Important note: There are two methods included here -- the quick and dirty triangle shape which takes no thought whatsoever, and makes a right-triangle shaped hat (the Adult pattern), and the more normal hat with evenly distributed decreases which requires one to count a bit (the Baby pattern). You can knit either hat for either size -- just change the number of cast-on stitches. I recommend the Baby hat method, even for adults, as it makes a nicer shape. But the Adult hat is slightly faster. Either way, it is a very quick knit for those last minute holiday events!

Gauge note: The gauge given here, 2.5 stitches/inch, is using the Light and Lofty yarn around the brim. The Homespun gauge will probably be smaller, but in the hats I made, it didn’t matter.

Yardage note: I don’t know exact yardage, but it was very little. You should be able to make several hats from a skein of Light and Lofty, and at least a couple if not more from a skein of Homespun.

Size note: To make a hat for toddler or child size, you will have to extrapolate, as the baby size is designed for the smallest babies.