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Ah, springtime…wait, what? It’s supposed to be spring????? Still not yet (barely) here in Rhode Island so what does that mean? I’m still knitting hats. Okay, let’s be honest, I’ll be knitting hats all year. It is clearly my favorite project to do. Yet, here I find myself the first weekend of May, looking at our family’s collection of hats and do you know who is in desperate need of one? ME! That’s right. As I find is often a problem most crafters have, I only knitted myself one hat this year and it is a thick gray version of my Finley hat pattern. I love it and it is so warm and comfortable and I wear it everywhere. So the problem, of course, is that I wear it everywhere. Also, my ears get incredibly cold very easily and I will be wearing hats all the way into the 70s (if we ever get there!), but not necessarily a heavier weight hat. That means I need to change it up a little with something different and a little lighter as it warms up!

Skylar free knitting pattern PDF

Other than gray, most of my clothes are some shade of blue so I figured that was the best color to choose. Working through my enormous stash of Caron Simply Soft, this hat is knit in Soft Blue, but it will look wonderful in any color that suits you. I love the cabling and the uneven ribbing I created in the pattern. This hat will match just about anything I wear from my super casual crop pants to a more dressed up outfit for an evening on the town. Skylar fits me perfectly as a beanie (23″ head circumference), has a little more room for my husband (22″ head circumference), and is a great semi slouch hat on my 9 year old and 13 year old.

Well, now that my husband has shopped for dinner, cooked it, cleaned the dishes, done a load of laundry, bathed our 2 year old, and is now reading her stories before bed time, I should probably go see if he needs any help!

Click Here For The Free Skylar Pattern PDF

Skylark free knitting hat pattern on

add it to your library: Skylar on Ravelry

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft 100% acrylic by Yarnspirations in Soft Blue

Needles: Size 5 US (3.75mm) circulars and size 7 US (4.5mm) circulars and DPNs

Sizes: One size fits most

Skill Level: Intermediate (beginning cabling)

Skills Required: Knitting in the Round, Cabling

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