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. Of course, it's also a fun, portable project any time of year! (Please note, this pattern is only for the hat and headband/earwarmer, additional patterns sold separately).
Knit in worsted weight wool for a handsomely textured piece, the unisex design is perfect for all the guys and gals on your list. With so many sizes to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect cozy fit for both kids and adults.
The bold motif is a snap to learn and execute, making this a great beginner project too.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Worsted, Confection Worsted, Kent Worsted, or Chebris Worsted 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) yards
headband: 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