This may be the fast hat I've ever knit! If you're looking for an easy and fast project (that would also make a great gift), this Flat Knit Chunky Hat is it! This hat is knit flat on huge needles and jumbo yarn. The crown shaping is minimal. This pattern is perfect for beginner knitters.
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Flat Knit Chunky Hat Knitting Pattern
Yarn: Red Heart Grande Yarn in Foggy (1 skein)
Needles: Size 35 US straight
Gauge: 2 inches= 2 sts
Cast on 22 sts. Work in Stockinette stitch (Knit 1 row, Purl the next) for 7 inches ending with a purl row.
Row 1: Knit 2 sts together across row (11 sts)
Row 2: Purl 2 sts together across row, Purl last stitch (6 sts)
Row 3: Knit 2 sts together across row (3 sts)
Break yarn and pull through remaining sts. Sew side seam.