While reading some e-mail from one of the many knitting groups that I belong to, there was mention of this hat pattern that was knitted from the top down or from the crown down. I was intrigued, because I have yet to successfully knit a sock from the toe up, which is basically the same principle, right? Also, this hat starts with a CO of 4 sts.
I present to you, Ben's Blue Devil Hat Pattern By Kirsten Kapur, throughtheloops.typepad.com/
The Crown of the Hat
The pattern was pretty easy to follow and it was a quick knit. I worked on it off and on it, so that's why it took me a couple of days to finish, but I'm sure that this hat could be completed in a few hrs. of knitting. I used yarn from my stash and I started out on size 8 DPNs, then I switched to 1-Cir. I also increased the amt. of sts. from 80 to 96 sts. so that it'll fit an older teen or an adult. This pattern certainly seems adaptable to working out hats in different gauges and sizes. I'm already working on another hat using the Magic Loop and making it child size as per pattern. I have no one in particular in mind for these hats, but I'll put it aside for gifting or for charity.