This super-quick wooly cap or headband in six sizes (XXS/XS/S/M/L/XL] will be a go-to staple in those last weeks before the holidays, but also a fun, portable project any time of year. Knit in worsted weight wool for a handsomely textured headwarmer, perfect for the guys on your list. The bold motif is a snap to learn and execute, making this a good beginner project.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.
Suggested Yarns: FIFC Festivus (special edition), Bare Naked Wools Confection, Kent Worsted, Breakfast Blend DK, or Ghillie Sport DK, Briar Rose Abundance, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Mountain Meadow Wools Laramie, Elsa Wool Company Heavy Worsted Weight Cormo, Beaverslide McTaggart Tweeds & Heathers, Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool, or any soft, springy worsted weight yarn that knits to pattern gauge
hat or headband: 14(16, 18, 19.5, 21, 23) inches brim circumference (blocked; unstretched) to fit heads measuring up to 17(19, 21, 22.5, 24, 26) inches around
hat: 90(100, 145, 160, 175, 225) yardsheadband: 40(50, 60, 75, 110, 125) yards
16 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needle (unblocked)
size 8US (5.0 mm) 16-inch circular and DPNs for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)size 6US (4.0 mm) 16-inch circular for brim (or two sizes smaller than body needle)Note: smallest size hats will require the use of DPNs throughout construction