I’ve been knitting a lot of hats recently. This past winter I really got it down and figured out a good pattern to use. Everyone wanted one and my cousin even saw one I had just finished for someone else and took it for himself.
I would much rather knit in the round on circular needles on double pointed than to knit flat and seam it up (if I do that then my mom does the seaming).
So the pattern goes
Cast on 80 sts (if using dpn separate evenly onto 4 needles, or a 12in circular needles)
Place stitch marker
Rows 1-10 rib, k2, p2
Rows 11-40: k every row
Now you start decreasing
Row 41: k3, k2tog across
43: k2, k2tog across
45: k1, k2tog across
47: k2tog across
49: k2tog across
Cut yarn and leave a tail to thread the remaining stitches and pull to tighten.
The great thing about this hat pattern is that you can choose to use multiple colors or even add a pompom.
Did anyone know that it could be spelled pompoM or pompoN?