Well, maybe not hats for everyone, but here is a hat for one person…
The boyfriend is really good at felting wool items in the wash. His latest felting project was his winter hat which is now unusable. His last project was a beautiful pair of hand knit argyle socks. Those ones are still wearable, just VERY warm. To be honest, I am getting a little scared of knitting things for him but he has promised to be more careful from now on so here goes.
Hats are so gratifying, they are fast and super simple. What a great relief from all of the sweaters I have on needles. I knit this up in Cascade 220 that I had left over from other projects. Inside of the brim is on size 4 needles, and the main hat is on 7s.
This one has a double thick brim knitted in a contrast color for super warm ears. I did this by knitting the inside in red, knitting a purl row (for turning the brim) and starting up again in my main color until both sides were the same length. Then I knit the cast on row together with the main hat for one row. You can find a pattern that details this well here. Overall it creates an extremely stretchy and warm brim. I have used the same technique for the cuffs of mittens before.