Whipped up this 2 needle chapeau up in one afternoon last November, and had so much fun doing it! Corina, our first grandchild, was 7 months old and needed a Santa hat for the holiday parade we attended in Essex, CT. Used 2 skeins from my stash, both worsted weight. The red is Lion Brand chenille, and the white, Moda Dea Tutu. Here’s the basic pattern; simply add or subtract stitches if you need to adjust for size.
size 8 (US) straight needles
1 skein red worsted yarn, 1 skein white fluffy yarn.
Cast on 72 stitches.
With white, knit 4 rows or to length desired for white band. (garter stitch)
Break off white. Add red and work in garter stitch for 5 inches from beginning, or to length desired.
1. [K6, K2 together ] across.
2. and all even rows: K across
3. [K5, K2 together] across.
5. [K4, K2tog] across.
7. [K3, K2tog] across.
9. [K2, K2tog] across.
11. [K1, K2tog] across.
13. [K2tog] across.
Break off, leaving a 10 inch tail. Thread tail through remaining stitches and draw together.
Fold hat in half and seam up back.
Make a pompon using fuzzy white yarn and sew to top.
Ho Ho Ho!