|"Sockhead Hat:" a free pattern from Ravelry (click HERE for link)|
For this hat, I used Knit Picks Yarn: Felici Sport Self-Striping in the colorway "Alexandrite". A fun use for pretty sock yarn! This would be a good for males or females, depending of course upon which yarn you choose. I have to admit the four inches of knit 2, purl 2 ribbing was a bit tedious... I took lots of breaks... but once I got to the stockinette, it was much faster. This hat calls for nine inches of stockinette, after the four inches of ribbing, before the decreases begin... on tiny US 2 needles. There are 144 stitches per round. That's a lot of little stitches.