My mom loves multipurpose hats. Her favourites are the ones that can be hat, scarf, and both at the same time. So she came up with this one.
This hat was made on a round loom. Size it the way you would any other hat.
Because the yarn I used is very thick, the hat was made in one thread. Resulting hat is not windproof, but is still very warm.
The hat has a little flap in front to protect the neck. After that it is just a tube. At the end of the tube is a small fold to help it stay in place. You can also feed an elastic through the fold to make it even tighter.
How to make
Cast on 4 or 5 stitches. You need to wrap the yarn one way, and then back. Knit through the pins that have two loops on them. Wrap a yarn around the next free pin, and then go back towards the used up pins. This will increase the number of stitches one per row.
When about 2/3 of the pins are used up, pick a direction (I use clockwise) and complete the circle. I usually wrap the yarn on the used up pins, knit it through, and then go on to wrapping another row around. From this point on go around the loom as you normally would with round loom.
Knit the tube as long as you like it. Remember that it has to be at least as long as the distance from forehead to the neck plus a bit to make a fold on the shortest side. When you are done, just cast off the project by closing the fabric in the straight line. I usually do it the following way:
- Pool the yarn through the first loop, to form a new loop.
- Put this new loop on to the next pin and tighten it properly
- Pool the yarn through both loops on the next pin
- Put the new loop on the next pin.
- Continue this process till you get back to the first pin.
- Pull the yarn through the two loops
- Cut the yarn some distance away ( 50–70 cm )
- Pull the end through the last loop
- Now you can take the project off the loom by pooling stitches of the pins one by one
All that is left now, is to fold a bit of the fabric at the end of the tube inside and stitch it together. I use yarn needles and the same yarn as a thread starting with the end of the yarn left from casting off. In this way I don’t need to worry about making the seam even, at it makes it close to invisible.
Now as an option you can feed some elastic through the tube resulting from attaching the fold, or wear it as is.