Smoochers Hat

This is a fun excuse to use two colors of your favorite hand-dyed yarn. It’s a great foray into colorwork, and the sizing allows you to make one for pretty much every member of your family – give them all a little knitterly smooch!

Materials

  • Finished Measurements: Extra Small, (Small, Medium, Large): 16, (18, 20, 22)” circumference; 8 (8.25, 8.5, 8.75)” from brim to top.
  • Yarn: approximately 110 (130, 150, 170) yards total worsted-weight yarn. I used Delicious Yarns Sweets Worsted in Grape & Sprinkles Worsted in Blackberry for the Extra Smalls and Knitted Wit Worsted in Lilac & Naked for the Medium.
  • Needles: US7/4.5mm circular needle for small-circumference knitting, or size needed to get gauge and similar needles one size smaller for ribbing.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 21 sts & 30 rounds = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking.