I actually finished this hat a few weeks ago, but I had to keep it secret until the pattern was released.
You can download the free pattern for the Givin’ Me Fever Pom Pom hat here on Kollabora. If you haven’t already checked out Kollabora, you should :). It’s a newish maker community with a focus on women’s fashion.
I generally forget to take progress photos of my secret designs. But this time, I actually took quite a few.
The band is a garter ridge rib. Actually, the whole pattern uses very simple stitch combinations, so this is a very beginner friendly pattern.
I used 40″ circular needles and the magic loop method, but of course you could use DPNs or two circular needles, too.
Kollabora took a nice picture of the hat all finished so you can see the relative size of the pom pom.
This hat knit up pretty quickly because I held two strands of yarn together throughout. The brim band is made with Like a Rolling Stone and Let’s Shag. It is super soft because of the alpaca and silk content in Like a Rolling Stone. The rest of the hat is made with two strands of Let’s Shag. I love the fun texture the mohair in the yarn makes. If you like the look, too, you can buy the yarn directly from the project page on Kollabora.