I just finished another ribbed hat. This one a 4 x 4 rib in Comfy Blackberry
. I showed the two pictures to show how small it is, then stretches into a great hat.
Comfy is SO soft and with the touch of acrylic it is a little stretchy, so works well as a hat.
We decided in the office that a hat out of Comfy is really very practical. It's not so much to keep your head warm as to cover up bad hair after two days of camping, bad hair when you ride your bike to the coffee shop and take your helmet off, bad hair when you stop for lunch after a morning hike--are you seeing the pattern here? The super soft cotton makes it the perfect summer accessory.
I wanted a really wide "brim" to my hat, so I ended up using a touch more than one ball of Comfy, it was 8 inches long before I started decreasing. If you made it 6 inches long, it would have only taken one ball with a cast-on of 88 stitches.