My design ideas and advice: This hat is the perfect hat for a beginner to learn how to knit and purl in the row. There is simple shaping for the crown too – another technique to try out and add to your new skills!
It uses super chunky yarn so if you are an experienced knitter it can be knitted in an evening – perfect if you want a new hat for a chilly frosty morning!
This fun ribbed pom pom hat uses the simple rib which means you can easily knit this pattern longer so that your hat can either have a brim, if you want it to, or if you knit the short version it becomes a fitted beanie. I love adding a touch of colour to the hat with a pom pom, this can use oddments of other knitted things, to leave you with a hat that reminds you of all those lovely things you have made.
For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: One 100g hank of Purl &Jane Supermerino (100% merino wool, 100g/65m/71yds)
Or you can use two strands of aran weight yarn held together – Two hanks of WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran – Undyed (100% Bluefaced Leicester, 166m/181yds per 100g)
Gauge (tension): 10 stitches and 14 rows to 10cm/4ins square over rib then slightly stretched using 9mm needles.
Measurements: to fit average adult head