Knit Collage Ribbed Hat Reprised
The original hat may have had an accident with the washing machine, which led me to remake it. Don't judge...it was in the middle of a moth infestation and I was on the third straight day of doing laundry. Anyway, I really love this hat. The yarn is a great mix of wool and sparkle. It's fashionable and fairly warm.
I love the thick and thin yarn. The colorway is Day Dreamer by Knit Collage. The original blog post about the hat is through this link.
UPDATE: Here's the pattern:
Using a US size 13 circular needle that is 16 inches long, cast on 40 stitches and knit one, purl one until the length measures approximately 9 inches. Please note that It is important to make sure that you have an even number of stitches if you are knitting in the round because you want your rows to line up. Then knit two together for the next row. Break the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches.
I went with a pompom and it really added that special something to this hat. I used the rest of the skein from the same Knit Collage yarn as the hat. I used a large card from a mailing (5 inches / 12.7 cm) to wrap the yarn around when making the pompom because my hand wasn't big enough. If you need guidance, watch the video through this link, but note that the Knit Collage yarn is much much thicker, so you do NOT have to wrap it the 100 times that she suggests.
When you attach the pompom to the hat, you may need to attach it in more than in the pure middle of the hat for stability. Adding a tie down piece of yarn about a half inch to an inch out from the center on two sides helped me anchor the pompom, so it doesn't move all over.
I can't wait to wear it. Have a great weekend!