This Square Hat is a great first knitting project for someone who doesn't want to knit a scarf, or for a knitter who's done a few scarves and wants to move on to something else that's still really easy and really cute.
The hat is simply two squares of Garter Stitch sewn together; what makes it extra cute is the embellishment, which is all super easy, too.
- about 65, (80, 90) yards of bulky weight yarn (I used Valley Yarns' Berkshire Bulky
- one pair size 10 US (6 mm) knitting needles
- tape measure, scissors, yarn needle
- contrasting thinner yarn for sewing and embellishing (I used a bit of Vegas yarn from SWTC's Vickie Howell Collection)
15 stitches and 29 rows per 4 inches (3.75 stitches and 7.25 rows per inch) in Garter Stitch.
12 (14, 16) inches around and 6 (7, 8) inches tall. To fit an infant (toddler, child). Instructions are given for smallest size with larger sizes in parentheses. Sample is child sized.
- Cast on 23 (26, 30) stitches.
- Work in Garter Stitch (knit every row) for 6 (7, 8) inches.
- Bind off.
- Make a second piece the same way. Weave in ends on both pieces.