Easy PEAsy knit hat
This very simple hat is a quick knit and makes a perfect last minute gift. The pattern is beginner friendly and can be customized to make it your own.
Gauge 20 st and 30 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)
Yarn used: Berroco Vintage DK in Pea. Substitute for any other DK yarn. I used about 150 yards, which is less than one skein.
Needles: 4 mm (US 6) 16” circular and DPNs or 24′ or larger for magic loop method
Cast on 96 st
Work on 1 x 1 rib (k1, p1) for 1.25 inches or any length you desire
Switch to stockinette stitch (remember in the round stockinette is simply knitting around) and continue knitting for 6” (if you would like a slouchier hat, you can knit for 8” to have a final hat length of 10”)
(K2tog, k14 st, place marker) around (90 st)
(k2tog, k13 st) around (84 st)
(k2tog, k12 st) around (78 st)
(k2tog, k11 st) around (72 st)
(k2tog, k10 st) around (66 st)
continue to decrease in this fashion, k2tog then knit til marker until 6 stitches remain.
Insert your darning needle through the 6 remaining stitches and close the top up. Weave in ends.