I am all about knitting for the good of others right now. Its important for me to give back since my physical life is so blessed. So I'm going to make a bunch of these up and just give them out. Friends, family, and even strangers. I like the pattern and it seems pretty easy to do up quick. Borrowed from Patons and deeply apprecaited!
Classic Wool - Beehive Welt Hat (knit)
A simple combination of knit and purl rows creates this fabulous slouchy hat - perfect for beginners with double-pointed needles. Shown in Patons Classic Wool.
MATERIALS: Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 192 m/210 yds)
Set of five size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) double pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.
20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.
Cast on 104 sts. Divide sts evenly on 4 needles [26 sts per needle]. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd (K1. P1) ribbing for 1½" [4 cm].
1st to 4th rnds: Knit.
5th to 9th rnds: Purl.
Rep last 9 rnds 9 times more.
Shape top: 1st rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 69 (78) sts.
2nd rnd: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 46 (52) sts.
4th rnd: Knit.
5th rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 23 (26) sts. Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts and fasten securely.