I knitted a scarf using a feather and fan pattern for an officemate for a secret santa exchange. I'd bought two skeins of yarn and found myself amazed to finish the scarf using 1 & 1/16 of a skein. Used too of the second to return it, so what to do? Knit a matching hat!
Scalloped edges on a hat are a lot of fun, the detail is fun, but it looks a little like an old fashioned swim cap to me.
Requirements: One skein Paton's Divine (pictured in Richest Rose) or other bulky weight yarn
Size 10 (US) circular needles and DPNs
Gauge: 12 stitches = 4" or 3 stitches an inch
Fits a 16" (20", 24") head
(Note: If you have an in between size head, consider making a larger size but going down a needle size. For example, making a 24" hat on size 9 circs will give you a 21" hat)
Cast on 48 (60, 72) stitches. Join, making sure not to twist stitches, place a marker at the start of row and purl a row. Work the pattern stitch for 4 (5, 6) repeats per row for 3 total repeats. (That means 4 total purl rows will show on the right side)
Work in stockinette until hat measures 6". Place markers after every 12th stitch.
**Knit until two stitches before marker (10 stitches). Knit two together. Repeat from ** until the end of the round.
Continue decreasing in this fashion until 4 (5, 6) stitches remain. Cut yarn and thread end through remaing stitches. Weave in ends.