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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.

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Comment by Sharon Tompkins on February 5, 2010 at 10:16am
whoops just found it.
Comment by Sharon Tompkins on February 5, 2010 at 10:13am
nice hat where do I get the pattern?
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on September 4, 2008 at 6:29pm
Thanks so much!! I'm making a special one for one of my friends at work who is getting ready to retire, and this will help so much. This is what I love about Knitpicks. Someone always has the answer to a pressing question. I'll put a pic on my blog when it is finished, and send you a note. This will be awesome!
Comment by MarciH on September 4, 2008 at 11:40am
between 5 and 6 inches before you start to decrease. I like my hats to look more like a beanie, so I go 5 inches. I'm making one for my mom right now and went almost 6 with hers, so it can cover her ears completely.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on September 4, 2008 at 11:30am
I'm making one of these now and wondered if I can make it shorter. I want this to be without a cuff - how much shorter would I make it?
Comment by MarciH on July 7, 2008 at 8:40am
Here is the link to the pattern I used cast-on 88 stitches and started decreasing when the hat was eight inches long instead of eleven like the pattern says. I used Comfy, which, again, is what makes it SO diverse and practical I think. It took one ball plus a little bit of a second ball. If you got three balls, you could easily make 2 of these hats, one for you and one for a gift.
Comment by lisa75 on July 7, 2008 at 2:03am
Need that pattern....please
Comment by Dona on July 4, 2008 at 10:02pm
Is there a pattern for this somewhere????? That's a great hat to have for those unexpected times...
Comment by Kerin on June 26, 2008 at 7:44am
Hehe, all it needs is a pom-pom on top and it looks a lot like the hat in your avatar! I need one of those bad-hair-day hats for driving with the windows down. ;-)

You'll have to wear a hand-knit hat for your next ski/snow adventure :)
Comment by Katie on June 25, 2008 at 12:13pm
Cute! That's a great color on you. What a knitter you are, Marci!

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