My husband's not one to take pictures and this hat has been down for a while now, so I asked my son if he wouldn't mind modeling it for me so I could blog about it.
I know my husband would have eventually and he is actually excited to wear it once the weather turns a little colder.
He asked for a scrunchy hat. I wasn't sure I knew exactly what he wanted, so we looked at pictures until I got the idea. Then he was patient enough for me to measure and test it out on his head several times before getting it just the right size.
I didn't follow a pattern but made it up as I went. I'm glad it actually looks lovely and didn't end up with any quirks.
Here's what I wrote down for my pattern. I used a 16" circular needle, US size 4
-Cast on 176 stitches
-Create 44 ribs: *K4 P4* repeat ribbing pattern in the round till it measures 1 1/2" from cast on
-Knit all rounds till it measures 8 1/2" from cast on
-Start Decrease: place four markers equally (every 44 stitches)
K next round to 2 stitches before the first Beginning of Round (BOR) marker
Round one: *K2 together, slip marker, SSK- knit to 2 stitches before next maker*
Round two: Knit round until 2 stitches before BOR marker
-Repeat Round one & two decrease. Switch to double pointed needles when needed. Continue decrease till 6 stitches between each marker remain. K2 together every round till only 8 stitches remain total. Cut tail and finish.