Koko Bean Hat by Judithmarieknits
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Koko Bean Hat

Knitting
February 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 yards (183 m)
20"-22" head but this hat has a lot of give and can even fit a 19"-23" head.
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Inspiration for the Koko Bean Hat: Basically I made this hat with my son Kohl in mind, his nickname is Koko Bean. His friend was at our home and had a hat on that looked very similar to this pattern. We all loved it and I kept trying to get him to take off his hat so I could look at it and see how it was made…….it was a store bought hat and I wanted to make something similar for Kohl. After quite some time he FINALLY took the hat off and YIKES…..all his beautiful blonde hair was buzzed off. He pulled a funny face because he knew it would be a shock to everyone and it was. (FYI…the buzz really looked quite nice on him) So that’s the story behind the hat. BTW, Kohl wasn’t around to model the Koko Bean Hat so his pretty wife is the model. Kohls friend is the only guy I’ve ever seen wear this hat but it looked great on him and I would consider it for both guys and gals.

Update: We went to temple square in Salt Lake City this year, to see the Christmas lights. While we were there, someone walked by me and I thought, that hat looks familiar….after that happened a few times, I realized it was the hat my sons friend had worn to our home. I started counting each time I saw someone with that hat and by the time we were finished looking at the Christmas lights, I had seen it around 18 times. Temple square is a big place and during Christmas it is packed with people looking at all the beautiful lights and nativities…..I only counted people who walked by me, so I’m sure there were a lot more of those hats there that night. I was excited that lots of other people liked that style of hat besides me and I hope you will love it also. (BTW, the four colors I saw that night were sage green, cream, plum, gray and mustard.)