After seeing this Kate Spade hat I knew I had to make my own. It's cute and festive without looking like a costume. Best of all it only takes a few hours to knit!
Size US 13 knitting needles
Yarn- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Cranberry (1 Skein) and and Fisherman (1 Skein) Pattern- HAT
Cast on 48 stitches
Work the first 12 rows with Fisherman and then switch to Cranberry.
Rows 1-28: Work 28 rows in k2, p2 Rib.
Row 29 (Dec Row): *K2, p2, k2, p2tog; rep from * across row Row 30: *K1, p2, k2, p2; rep from * across row.
Row 31 (Dec Row): *k2, p2tog, k2, p1; rep from * across row Row 32: *K1, p2; rep from * across row.
Row 33: *K1, k2tog; rep from * across row Cut yarn, leaving an 8 in. tail. Thread tail through stitches of last row and pull to secure. Use the tail to sew the side seam together. Make and attach pom pom.