I have a new pattern available to download for free: Nightcloud Hat. This hat is knitted from a single ball of extra-bulky yarn and can be knitted in a single evening in front of the TV, so makes a super-quick, very inexpensive gift choice. Due to the extremely simple nature of the pattern it is particularly suited to new knitters looking for a quick and rewarding project and a fantastic project to learn knitting in the round.
The hat is constructed to be slightly slouchy with a gathered crown that provides enough structure to support a handsome large pompom. The hat and pompom can be made from a single 100g/100m ball of yarn.
Yarn weight:Â super-bulky yarn to achieve gauge (sample is knit in Rico Creative Bonbon Super-chunky).
Gauge:Â 11 stitches and 13 rows = 10cm/4â€³ in stocking stitch
Needle size:Â 6mm (US 10) and 8mm (US11)
Yarn usage:Â 60m (66 yards) plus extra for pompom
Sizes available:Â S/M, (L) to fit head circumferenceÂ 48-50cm/19-21â€ (56- 58cm/22-23â€)
Price:Â FREEÂ Click here to download the PDF pattern of Nightcloud hat by Mimi Hill