Ebb and Flow by Marly Bird

Ebb and Flow

December 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
2.5 stitches = 1 inch
in garter stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
89 yards (81 m)
Toddler, Kids, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large
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This pattern is available for free.

Sometimes I just get the urge to pick up my needles and just start knitting without any plan or pattern. Usually, I use a yarn that is ‘calling to me’ either because of the fiber or the color. As I was sitting at my desk, gazing at the shelf of yarn on the other side of my computer screen I couldn’t take my eyes off the beautiful colors of the Evermore yarn by Red Heart. After putting it off for at least a week, I finally gave in and grabbed my needles and a ball of yarn.

As I started knitting basic stockinette I decided I wanted to play around with an altered picot cast on that looks a little like a tubular cast on without being as fiddly (Don’t worry, I show how to do this in the video). Once I did that I decided I would knit a hat. The hat was to be knit flat and made super easy so that advanced beginners and experienced knitters alike could make it without having to pull out the double pointed needles to finish it off.

After about 2 hours of knitting, the Ebb and Flow Chunky Knit hat was born. Cute, Simple, and Quick, this pattern is great.

I liked the hat so much I asked my facebook group if they wanted the pattern and the answer was overwhelmingly YES! The pattern comes in several sizes and in an attempt to make sure all knitters would be able to keep track of the rows no matter how tired or stressed, I wrote each row in a line-by-line spreadsheet. 

Anyway, below you will find the pattern, pictures of the sample hats I made (adult size Medium), and I did a step-by-step video tutorial, because what could be more help to a knitter than a video? By the way, have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet?