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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.

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

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

NOTIONS  Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch Marker
Cabling Needle

GAUGE  20 sts x 28 rows = 4" in stockinette

SIZES  one size fits most adults


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.

MATERIALS NEEDEDOne size US 9 / 5.5 mm circular needle, 16"One set US 9 / 5.5 mm DPNsOne 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
GAUGE 17 stitches = 4"

SIZES child (adult)

ABBREVIATIONS CC = contrasting color
CO = cast on
K = knit
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together