I saw the yarn for this hat at the store and loved the color. I knew I wanted a hat. When I made it, my little one saw it and said, "oh...pretty... thank you mommy." She automatically assumes that every thing I crochet or knit is for her. And that's ok. Of course I couldn't say 'That's my hat." It's too big for her, but she still likes it. She looks crazy, happy in the photo below...how could I take it away from her? So now I'll just go get another skein of the yarn.
A couple of you requested the instructions for this hat so I thought I would write it down. I think I am an in-between knitter...meaning I do not knit loose or tight. The size is perfect for my head. I would say that this is a small adult size. The next one I make I will add about 4 stitches.
1 skein extra chunky 6 weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Hometown in Phoenix Azalea)
Size 13 knitting needles (I used straight needles b/c I had no size 13 circular)
large child or small adult head
Note: A couple of the decrease rows may not end perfectly with a decrease, just follow the instructions and work remaining sts evenly
Cast on 40
K2, P2 for 5 rows
Work stockinette stitch for 9 rows
Decrease row (K4, K2tog) across
P the next row
K the next row
P next row
Decrease row (K2, K2tog) across
P the next row
Decrease next row (K1, K2tog) across
Decrease row (P2tog) across ending with 10sts
cut the yarn, leaving at least 12 to 18 inches. Pull end through the remaining 10sts and pull tightly to close.
Use the mattress stitch to sew the side seam.
I am making another one of these hats now... I think I will cast on 44 and add a couple more rows or rounds of the ribbing, so I will edit and correct these instructions as I go.