I have had several people comment on the similarity of Martha Stewart and me – so I thought it was appropriate and a little funny when my mom sent me some knitting patterns from Martha’s magazine. The patterns all are easy and look so much fun! Since I can’t keep my hands idle for very long and to be able to knit and listen to Stella read to me or watch a movie with out having to think about a pattern – is really great – I had to start one! I chose to make the hat, which really is just knitting a rectangle and the sewing up two seams – how much easier could a hat be?!
Size 6 needles, I chose to use circular – gives me more room
1 skein wool yarn, I chose to use a wool blend that is washable, since this is a kids hat and I used 2 skeins of the same color – just easier for me
1. Cast on 72 stitches with 2 strands (or the amount of stitches that would equal 12″)
2. Knit every row (garter stitch) for 104 rows ( or the amount of rows that will equal 10 1/2″ – it took me 83 rows)
3. Bind off, weave in ends
Rectangle should measure 12″across x 10 1/2″long (this is what Martha’s pattern called for – mine turned out to be 18″ x 10 1/2″)
4. Fold rectangle in half, sew side seams
You can also add a pom pom on each corner of the top of the hat – I am not a big fan of pom poms – so I have not yet decided on whether or not I will add them.