I did this hat for Emily's b-day earlier in month. She is and has been the runner of the family and is committed to continue during the colder winter months. She's already run a Halloween 5K, with a Santa 5K and a midnight run on New Years Eve coming up. Go, Em! Can't wait to see pics of you in the Santa getup.
Bernat® Satin -- Snow and Maitai.
Bernat® Glow in the Dark Yarn --light pink (Yes, you read that right--glow in the dark!!)
Of course, it is now discontinued and I should have bought more of it last year when I found it, but oh well.... You don't always know what you are going to love. If I had had more of it and in white I would have used it for my son's SK8TR hat. That would've been AWESOME to have glowing skulls on his hat. DRATS!!!
This is the basic knit hat pattern that I have been using for years. I tried to find the pattern directly online--as I know it came from a knitting pattern book. However, I couldn't find the source. One thing I just love about this pattern is that you can adjust the stripes to accomodate a number of different designs. I also think this is a great pattern to use up your scrap yarn--just make a funky striped hat.
Cool Knit Hat
Finished hat circumference 20” and 9” long from edge to top.
Size 8 – 16” circular needles
Size 8 double-pointed needles
Lion Brand Wool-Ease (or similar)
Cast on 84 sts.
Join and work 4 rnds in k1, p1 rib.
Body of Hat:
Knit 10 rnds. Work 24 rnds in stripe pattern ( Rnds 1-4 in one color and 5-10 in another…repeat)
***This is 34 rows of total knitting for the body of the hat that you can adjust in any stripe format you would like. This is a great pattern to use up your extra yarns.
Shape crown, working decs as follows, changing to dpns when necessary.
Rnd 1: *k2tog, k4; rep from * -70 sts.
Rnd 2, 4, 6, 8 knit
Rnd 3: *k2tog, k3; rep from * -56 sts.
*Start using Dpns at Round 5
Rnd 5: *k2tog, k2; rep from * -42 sts.
Rnd 7: *k2tog, k1; rep from * -28 sts.
Rnd 9: *k2tog; rep from * -14 sts.
Rnd 10: k2tog 7 times -7 sts.
Cut yarn. With tapestry needle, run tail through remaining 7 stitches and fasten off. Weave in ends.