This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This hat is designed to be an instructional and free project to introduce beginning knitters to working in the round. It uses both a circular needle and double-pointed needles, and gives special attention to joining in the round and switching to double-pointed needles. Tidy paired decreases shape the crown and an optional pompom can be added once the hat is finished.

STITCHES & TECHNIQUES 
Knit and purl stitches, ssk and k2tog decreases, and a simple make 1 increase.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS 
21 ½” / 55cm circumference at widest part, 8” / 20cm tall from brim to crown

SIZE 
Adult -- will fit an average adult head from 19-23 ½” / 48-60cm

MATERIALS 
Approx. 165 yards / 151 meters (75g) worsted weight yarn (including pompom) 
1 ball of Ella Rae Classic Superwash (100% Wool; 219yds/100g) shown in Deep Red

GAUGE 
20 stitches = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette

NEEDLES 
US 7 / 4.50mm 16” / 40cm circular needle or size needle needed to obtain gauge 
Set of five US 7 / 4.50mm double-pointed needles

ADDITIONAL TOOLS 
One stitch marker, tapestry needle, pompom maker

Rights and Permissions: This hat is for personal, charity, instructional, and non-commerical use only.