Have you seen these ponytail hats? Unlike a regular hat, there is room for a ponytail or bun to come through the hole?
A friend asked if I would make some to donate and I was happy to help. I had some bulky yarn in my stash that needed a project, and I’m always looking for a different pattern than I have used before. Not saying that I haven’t found some great patterns, but rather, I like something different every time.
I began with a free pattern I found on Ravelry (here). However, I failed to follow directions. The pattern calls for a 1×1 rib, and I knitted a 2×2 rib. It was not until halfway through the second hat that I realized my mistake, but since it worked I kept going.
The hole in the top uses a loose bind off. I opted to use “Grandma’s Favorite Bind-off”. I found a tutorial for it on youtube (here).