Squishy, cozy and cool: this just might be the perfect hat. It knits up super quickly (thanks bulky yarn!), and you can make a million different color-blocked variations. Seriously, try to stop after knitting just one.
Texture is totally the star of this hat: you've got two different yarns held together for a bit of woolly goodness and a hit of alpaca fuzz. And when you go with neutral tones, the nubby stitch pattern really gets a chance to shine. (But don't worry, it's just knits and purls!). Add a faux fur pompom to really push the fuzz factor over the top.
Get started on your brioche adventure with a simple but stylish hat. Mercedes discusses appropriate yarns and needles to use with brioche knitting, then cast on for brioche knitting in the round. You'll begin with brioche rib on circular needles, knit the body of the hat on the same needles, then finish up with brioche decreases to shape the crown.
We're calling this ombré technique 'faux Fair Isle': by cleverly slipping stitches (also sometimes called mosaic knitting), you can get two colors in the same row, but only have to carry one color. Sneaky!
The Medallion Crown Hat is an elegant beret knit from the top down. Begin with Courtney's invisible cast-on using double-pointed needles or magic loop, then add stitches in a leafy lace pattern as you build the crown.
If you're hankering for a hat, try Aurora's cute cabled pattern. Using circular needles, you'll cast on and knit in ribbing, then increase for the pattern. Aurora will show you how to switch to a larger needle and start knitting the cables. With three different ways of tackling the cabled stitches, you're sure to find one that's comfortable for you.
Tackle a slightly more challenging cable pattern as you work your second project, a hat. Allyson reviews the yarn and tools you'll need to get started. Then cast on and start working the bottom of the hat.