Basic Bulky Hat

Each year I knit a few hats to donate to a local AHG event. The hats are used as door prizes at a weekend retreat for Pioneers and Patriots.  Early in the fall when I found this bulky yarn in the clearance bin, I knew I needed it.  (Lion Brand Hometown USA Tweeds in Sioux City Tweed).

I found a super easy hat by Shaina Billow on Ravelry (here). It features a simple 1×1 rib border and a stockinette stitch body.  The pattern is written to be knit flat and seamed, or in the round (I choose to work in the round). It also features two sizes, I opted for the smaller one since teenage girls often have smaller heads.

When a cold front hit the weekend of the retreat, the warm hats were a hit. The tweed yarn turned a pattern into a hat with character.

Happy Knitting.



Warm Hat

Knitting a great hat is an essential skill for all knitters.  While knitting in the round can be a little intimidating at first, once you have mastered it you will never go back to knitting flat and sewing pieces together.

Bulky yarn makes great hats!  They knit up quickly and add a little extra warmth that worsted weight yarn lacks. The ribbing on this hat makes it look a little different than your ordinary hat.

I began with a free pattern created by Melissa LaBarre that I found on Ravelry (here).