Jul 19, 2010

Red Velvet Hat

Red Velvet is a hat that can be worn by men or women throughout the year. The hat features cables that cover the hat from brim through the decreases, and looks good in wool or acrylics.


One skein I Love This Wool! solids (93% wool, 7% nylon; 219 yds / 200 meters per 100 grams)


US 8 / 5.0 mm 16” circular needle
US 10 / 6.0 mm 16” circular needle
US 10 / 6.00 mm double pointed needles


Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch Marker
Cabling Needle


20 sts x 28 rows = 4" in stockinette


one size fits most adults


Jul 3, 2010

Boys Town Beanie

After hearing the Boys Town football team head coach speak at a work function, I was inspired to knit a hat for each member of their high school varsity squad. Needing a simple pattern that would work well for a variety of teenage boys, and without the benefit of sizes on hand, I came up with a super stretchy hat that should fit just about anyone's head.

This is a one-size beanie — it fits my head about as well as it fits my husband's. Made this way on purpose, you can give it to a wide range of people and ensure it will fit.



  • One size US 9 / 5.5 mm circular needle, 16"
  • One set US 9 / 5.5 mm DPNs
  • One skein Red Heart Super Saver Solids {100% acrylic; 364yds/333m per 198g} for main color (MC)
  • Five yards Red Heart Super Saver Solids {100% acrylic; 364yds/333m per 198g for contrasting color (CC)
  • Darning needle


17 stitches = 4"


child (adult)


CC = contrasting color
CO = cast on
K = knit
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together
MC = main color
P = purl
P2tog = purl 2 stitches together
Sts = stitches


With CC, cast on 76 {96} stitches. Join for working in the round.

Rows 1 - 3: With CC, k2 p2. Repeat around hat.

Row 4: Switch to MC. K2, p2. Repeat around hat.

Repeat k2, p2 ribbing with MC until hat measures 7 {10} inches from cast on edge.


Row 1: k2tog, p2. Repeat around hat.

Row 2: k1, p2. Repeat around hat.

Row 3: k1, p2tog. Repeat around hat.

Row 4: k1, p1. Repeat around hat.

Row 5: K2tog. Repeat around hat.

Row 6: Knit all stitches.

Row 7: K2tog. Repeat around.


Break yarn, leaving a 10” tail. Weave through stitches on needles, and bind off. Weave in all ends.


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