a wardrobe staple that knits up quickly
Hello everyone! Today I wanted to drop in and talk about this quick hat I finished recently. I have been working like crazy over the past few weeks, from finishing the Knot Stitch Baby Blanket, to this hat, and making some Easy-Peasy Dishcloths as well. As of completing this hat, I am officially transitioning my project bag into Christmas gift mode. This poses a challenge for my project updates, because I do not want to spoil my relatives’ gifts before St. Nick arrives. Come January, however, I’ll have an abundance of finished projects to share, so stay tuned!
Anyway, back to this lovely hat! I realized that I didn’t have a basic black beanie in my wardrobe and decided to whip this up last week. It hasn’t come off my head since. I love how stretchy and versatile this is. I can wear it slouchy, short, or rolled. And it looks good with everything!
I found this pattern for free on Ravelry. It was very clear and straightforward, however I will say the sizes run small, so if you want a hat larger than their largest size, scroll to the comments of their post to see how to adjust accordingly. Casting on 124 stitches, I knit a size that falls between size medium and large.
I used Berroco’s Vintage DK yarn in color 2145, Cast Iron, which I purchased at a fabulous yarn store back in September. The pattern calls for Cashmere Merino Bloom by Purl Soho, which looks like a deliciously vibrant yarn, but I had Vintage DK on hand so I used that. I used a matching needle size (size 4) to adjust for the different yarn. Additionally, I wet blocked this with Eucalan–my favorite–and I love the result. I am so happy!
If you’re in search of a great basic hat, this is it. I think I’ll be making this again in the near future. That’s all I have for today, bilingwools. Back to my knitting I go…