The Best Hat Ever by Caddy Melville Ledbetter

The Best Hat Ever

February 2018
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
80 - 130 yards (73 - 119 m)
Infant (Toddler, Youth, Womens, Mens)
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This hat is, by far, my most knit garment. I have taught it in knitting classes, made it (more than once) for everyone in my family, given it as a gift to every single baby I know, and developed a class for that teaches it. It’s the best hat ever! It looks great on everyone and is a great first hat for the knitter who has never worked in the round before. If you need help making it, check out Learn to Knit: My First Hat on

Using 2 different yarns has a great effect as you can see in the youth sized hat pictured here. (I used old stash varigated light weight yarn with a heavy worsted weight yarn to create a bulky weight yarn.)
For the women’s size cinched hat with buttons, I used 110yd (100m)/1 ball Estelle Merlin

Skill Level: Easy

Infant (Toddler, Youth, Womens, Mens)
80 (90, 110, 120, 130) yd