Updated: Jan 11, 2021
My Favorite Simple Knit Hat is exactly what it sounds like -- an extremely simple knit hat! The design inspiration behind this design was very simple: to create an easy, basic pattern for knitting a cozy, chunky hat. This pattern creates a formula for knitting a super bulky weight hat in baby to men's sizes. It is very easy to customize -- in circumference, height, or even adding some stitch patterns of your own! My Favorite Simple Knit Hat is available as a download on Ravelry, Payhip, and LoveCrafts, or it is available for free on my blog (which includes the option of a free download PDF version sent to your email).
The yarn that I recommend for this pattern is a cozy wool/acrylic blend. It is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, which is a warm 80% wool/20% acrylic blend that I purchase from my local Michael's store (I always shop with a sale and/or coupon!). This yarn comes in a variety of colors, so I'll share a few of my favorites here, and then I'll share some other yarn recommendations!
Yarn Color Suggestions
Note: I am not affiliated with any of the yarns that I suggest; I am only providing a reference of suggestions for the knitters who wish to knit my pattern. All photos that are not my own are from the websites I have linked in this post.
Other Yarn Suggestions
Whether you're interested in other yarns for the sake of availability, fiber content, price point, or any other reason, I've provided a few other great yarns that would work perfectly with the My Favorite Simple Knit Hat pattern! For the sake of comparison, the Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn that I have linked is 80% Acrylic/20% Wool and cost $7.99 for one ball of 87 yards/140 grams.
Note: Prices are listed in USD and do not include any shipping.
50%Acrylic/50% Wool, $6.26, 90 yards/127 grams, available in 10 colors
100% Acrylic, $5.39, 81 yards/142 grams, available in 21 colors
80% Acrylic/20% Wool, $5.50, 66 yards/100 grams, available in 2 (pink) colorways
76% Acrylic/20% Alpaca/4% Rayon, $7.99, 111 yards/170 grams, available in 16 colors