bulky yarn hat pattern

Hi everyone. Just joined. I'm 29 years old, from Toronto ON, and I've been knitting for a year.
I've got some great bulky alpaca yarn and want to make a hat for a colleague. But I can't seem to find any bulky hat patterns online...

Any suggestions?
thanks
Jeff

PaganCub's picture

the easiest way i've found

the easiest way i've found to decrease is to first cast on an even number (something divisible by 10 actually) and knit in whatever style you want to keep it from rolling.

knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit till you feel you can start decreasing.

then *k8 k2tog*
knit
*k7 k2tog*
knit
*k6 k2tog*
knit
*k5 k2tog*
knit
*k4 k2tog*
knit
*k3 k2tog*
knit
*k2 k2tog*
knit
*k1 k2tog*
knit
*k2tog*
break yarn, draw through remaining loops, thead yarn through hole, pull together inside hat (so as to NOT create a point that sticks off your head)
weave in any ends.

this creates a subtle spiral..sometimes not too subtle....unless you k 2 rounds in between your decrease rounds.

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