this free, super easy knitting hat pattern is great for learning circular knitting & decreases — once you get the hang of joining without a twist this hat is so wonderfully easy, you can finish one in a couple of TV evenings. This version is written for our Targhee 2 ply yarn, but can be adapted to many different yarns by adjusting number of cast on stitches (in increments of 8).
Yarn: 1 skein of Targhee 2 ply yarn, but more fun if you get two colors and do color blocking
Sizes: approximately 15.75" (17.5, 19.25, 21, 22.75, 24.5, 26.25") / 40cm (44.5, 49, 53, 58, 62, 67 cm) circumference (babies up to men)
Skills: knitting, knitting in the round, decreasing
Level of difficulty: easy!
Needles: size 7 (US) (4.5 mm) 14 to 16: / 35 to 40 cm circular needles or double pointed needles or size to get gauge