No kniting pattern I have created surpases the pure simplicity and easy customization of The Basic Winter Hat. Its nothing clever or new, but I come back to it over and over again. I like simple, I like easily modified for a little creativity. I suppose that is why I have knit it about 30 times over.
I cast on 80 stitches in the toddler size to get more negative ease to get a tighter fitting cap for cold mornings at the bust stop. Then I just knit until it would fit both kids in length, by trying it on every now and then. I started out on a 16″ and eventually moved to a 40″ circular so I could magic loop the end.
It’s knit in Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted (Moorland) and Tosh Vintage (Baltic).
How is it possible this little girl:
Used to be this little girl:
I forgot to change colors straight away after the ribbing, which bothers me a little, and won’t bother them a bit!
Now I’ve got to knit at least 3 more for the nephews in requested team colors!