A crazy funky hat to bring some pizzaz in to your day. Simple stockinette and giant pom pom at the top make this hat a hit with any kiddo out there.
Knitting loom: All-n-One Knitting Loom
Yarn: About 150 yards of worsted weight yarn. Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) in Magenta and Chartreuse was used in sample (1 skein of each color).
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 10 sts x 17 rows= 2″
Using MC, cast on 80 sts, join to work in the round.
*Rnd 1-Rnd 8: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Cut MC leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. Join CC, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.
Rnd 9: p to the end of rnd.
Rnd 10-Rnd 17: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 18: p to the end of rnd. Cut CC, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. Join MC, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.
Rep from Rnd 9 to Rnd 18, using MC.*
Rep from * to *: 2 more times.
Remove with gather bind off method.
Weave ends in. Block lightly.
Cut two cardboard circles about 5 inches in diameter. Using both yarns, wrap the yarn around the cardboard. You want a big and fluffy pom pom, so wrap about 200 times around the cardboard. Here is a quick video that I created a few years ago on creating pom poms.
Attach pom pom to the top of the hat. Voila!!! It is done!