Following the hat trend in this newly cold winter, here is a hat you can start working on for when that cold weather does finally come. It is stretchy and looks good with or without a pompom. I partially followed this pattern from rivalry but edited it to my head size.
I followed the pattern on my first attempt at this hat and it ended up accidentally being a bun hat, so instead I sewed up the bun hole and threw on a pompom to hide the change in stitches. For my second attempt, I just started by chaining enough to go from the crown of my head to where I wanted the hat to end and accounted for the flap.
Ashley is Pitt Knit's social media coordinator. In addition to the blog, Ashley runs Pitt Knit's facebook, twitter and instagram accounts. She is a sophomore at Pitt, and is majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. She has been knitting and crocheting for one year!