Sockhead Hat: A finished knitting project

Earlier this year I made this hat for my sister-in-law. As you can see, she has a LOT of hair and it’s often curly so we were looking for a slouchy hat that would accommodate that. We went back and forth quite a bit on defining a slouchy hat. When I sent her a picture of the Sockhead Hat we finally agreed.

  • Pattern: Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure of
  • Yarn: Jo-Ann Sensation Truly in 49408 – Charcoal Grey (not found on Jo-Ann Crafts website)
  • Needle Size: US 3 – 3.25 mm
  • Amount of yarn used: A full skein and a little bit :) – I didn’t weigh it for accuracy
  • Date Started: January 2012
  • Date Finished: May 15, 2012
  • Modifications: Reduced ribbing from 4″ to 2.5″, knit pattern to 13″ required, and added pom-pom when finished.
  • Pattern: The pattern was very easy. After ribbing, it is miles of stockinette stitch, since it’s in the round it is miles of knit stitch. I had an older version of the pattern so I had a bit of trouble with the decreases but once I got the updated version it was smooth sailing from there.
  • Yarn: The yarn was smooth and easy to work with. I like that it is machine washable, it makes it a good gift yarn.

This is a good project to have in progress, it makes for good car knitting, TV watching knitting, mindless knitting. The next time I knit this hat I will definitely use a multi-colored yarn. Part of the reason this took me so long was because I got bored with the charcoal grey yarn. I already bought some fun yarn to make a hat like this for myself. I highly recommend this project, it would be great for using up single skeins of sock yarn that just can’t be socks.


What have you finished lately? Is this a hat that you’d like to make or wear?

I’m linking up at Tami’s Amis for FO Friday.



Categories: Crafts, FO Friday, Knitting


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