Knitting, project 208. Completed 12/8/2009
Adapted from the “Heads are Round” pattern by Christy Cooper
About 22″ in circumference; 8.5″ long (Still puckered on top!)
95 yds Aran-weight yarn: 1 ball Patons SWS (70% Wool, 30% Soy), 2.80 oz / 80 g, 110 yd/100 m. Color: 70310 (Natural Plum)
Size US 9 (5.5 mm) double-pointed needles (DPN)
US H-8 (5 mm) circular needles, 16″
4.5 sts and 6 rows = 1 inch
Liked the pattern, but felt the top was still not round unless the hat was pulled snug with the brim folded up.
Use DPN’s or 2 circular needles while the hat is small, and change to a single circular needle for the ribbing. For tight ribbing, go down a needle size.
Used *K2, P1, K1, P2*, ribbing.