If you’re still thinking about knitting something to give to people for Christmas, I don’t blame you. Despite the season seeming to start the day after Halloween these days, it still manages to sneak up on you. Or the decision to make something for at least a couple of people can happen on a whim, sort of at the last minute.
Or maybe you just procrastinated and suddenly realized it’s December.
Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for a quick project to knit for gifts or to donate to a charitable organization this time of year, I’ve got you covered.
At least your recipients’ heads, anyway.
The Everybody Knit Hat is a super simple ribbed hat worked in worsted weight yarn that comes in three sizes (kids 2-4 years, kids 5-7 years and adult) so it doesn’t fit literally everybody but it will cover most of them. And since ribbing is stretchy that adult size can actually fit a pretty good range of heads.
To make this hat you need to know how to knit in the round, do simple decreases and work stitches through the back loop. Every stitch of this hat is worked in the back loop, which gives it a different look because the stitches are twisted, but it’s not any more difficult to knit. (And honestly if you want to knit the ribbing normally, I think it would work out just fine. I promise not to tell anyone.)
This hat can be made in any of the sizes with one skein of yarn, and you could probably use leftovers from another project, at least for the smaller sizes.
Get a copy of this free pattern from Yarnspirations.
And if you’re looking for more knitting patterns that work up in a flash, whether for yourself or to give as gifts, check out my collection of patterns for super bulky yarn leftovers and bulky yarn leftovers. Both posts have 30+ patterns for hats, headbands, mitts and more you can make with just a little bit of yarn (and time!).