A classic brimmed watchcap in cosy 1x1 rib. The multi-gauge pattern is a perfect one-skein stash buster and includes 4 sizes from baby to adult xl. Best of all? There’s no swatching required.
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Whether you’re an adventurous beginner eager to learn new skills, or an experienced knitter looking for a quick, compelling project you’ll love knitting the Porty Hat. The swatchless design begins at the centre top: the crown is shaped by increasing outward in 4 ‘compass point’ lines. When you’ve created enough fabric to do so you can simply measure your gauge on the project, and match it to the numbers given for your size and gauge. Once the fun crown shaping is complete, there’s lots of soothing 1x1 rib that makes for the perfect “take anywhere” project.
Smooth sock yarn? Something squishy and chunky? Stripes, speckles or colour-blocking? Extra long with a giant pom-pom? Understated or loud? How will you make this blank canvas your own?
Fingering to bulky weight yarn. Exact yardage will depend on size, gauge and yarn used. 100g of yarn is enough for any size, gauge and yarn combination. For DK-chunky weights you may need extra yarn to add a pom pom to the adult large size.
The needle size that works best for your yarn will depend on your individual tension. The recommended needle size for the yarn is a good starting point.
The Porty Hat is written for multiple gauges, you can start knitting the hat with whichever needle size feels comfortable for you for the yarn you are using.