Free Pattern for a Quick Hat
Yarn: Di.Ve Autunno in Brown. (Note: This yarn is noted as "bulky" weight yarn, the single-“ply” and the soft merino drape make it much more lightweight. US 8/5.0mm was just perfect for the job, and I treated it just like any other worsted weight yarn)
Needles: US 8/5.0mm throughout the whole project for a very slouchy, loose hat.
Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows in 4" square (Moss Stitch)
Moss Stitch (even # of sts):
Round 1 *K1, p1; rep to the end of the round.
Round 2 *P1, k1; rep to the end of the round.
CO 74sts, in Tubular Long-Tail CO. Join in the round. Work 1x1 ribbing for 7 rounds.
Then continue working for about 2" in moss stitch in the round.
Eyelet Round to the Left: *yo, k2tog; repeat to the end. Work moss stitch 2 rounds.
Eyelet to the Right: *Ssk, yo; repeat to the end; work moss stitch 2 rounds.
Eyelet to the Left 1 round.
Continue working moss stitch until the hat measures 8" from the CO edge.
*k2tog, work in patt 14 sts, ssk, pm, k2tog, work in patt 15 sts, ssk, pm; rep once more.
Work 1 round evenly.
Continue decreasing by working a decrease round (1 st before and after the markers), then working 1 round evenly, 3 more times.
Cut a yarn tail about 15" long, and thread the end through the tapestry needle. Run it through all the stitch in the round, then tighten and weave in the ends.
Attach a pompom (optional, but important!)