This one I knit for ten year old, Peter. His dad is getting the bigger one I knit recently, and I think it's nice when dads and sons have nicely complimenting hats. I think it's cute.
The Pattern: Turn a Square by Jared Flood (free Rav download there)
The Yarn: About a third of a skein or less of Valley Yarns Northampton and about half a ball of Noro Silk Garden in color 246 (I cut out the purple in this skein. That is not something a ten year old has much interest in, I think. You can bet I saved that little bit of yarn for the next Turn a Square hat I make!).
The Needles: US 5 & 7.
The Time to Knit: 2 days
The Mods: I did a little research (I swear everyone needs Last Minute Knitted Gifts just for all the hat options in there!) and decided the plan on how to small-i-fy the hat to fit a ten year old boy. Here's what I did:
- Cast on 76 stitches
- K2, P2 rib for one inch
- Switched to the bigger needle and increased by 8 stitches evenly accross the next row
- Knit following the pattern until hat measured 4.5 inches from cast on edge
- k21, pm, k21, pm, k21, pm, k21
- Decreased following the pattern