This pattern is extremely easy since all you need to know how to do is knit! I'm just going to post the pattern tonight. And over the next few days add helpful posts for the first time knitters.
yarn of your choice, ask for help to be sure you purchase enough. Usually one or two skeins should do it.
16” or 20” circular needles, the size indicated on the label of the yarn chosen.
Prep: (don't skip this step - its not possible to knit the pattern without this step).
Knit swatch of chosen yarn as directed on the label. Block it.
Count the number of stitches per inch.
Measure your head.
Multiply the number of stitches per inch times the number of inches around your head.
This is how many stitches you will cast onto your circular needles.
Note: round down. Remember that the woman wearing this hat will probably not have much hair to fill in the hat.
Start the hat:
Knit Garter stitch edge – this is knitted without forming the circle.
Cast on established number of stitches
*Row1 knit all stitches. Turn work.
*Row 2 knit all stitches. Turn work.
*Continue this way for 1 inch. Do not turn work. Make sure none of the work is twisted over the needles. It should all hang straight down from the needle.
*Connect knitting to continue knitting in the round: Leave working yarn on the right hand needle. Bring the knitting on left hand needle to the tip of the left needle. Starting knitting the first stitch on the left needle. Continue knitting around the needles.
*Knitting the Stockinette hat: Knit minimum 8 inches of hat. 9 inches is better. If there is only a bit of yarn left in the ball you purchased, knit to finish, leaving a 12” tail. If there is a lot of yarn left, finish somewhere between 8 – 9” leaving a 12” tale. Save the rest of the yarn for another project.
Finishing: Thread the tail with a tapestry needle. Carefully lift all stitches from left needle onto the tapestry needle – so that the thread tail pulls through each stitch.
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