A very simple beginners hat pattern. Knitted flat and then seamed. With a pom-pom of course, because who doesn't love a pom-pom!?
You will need: 1 x 100g (80m) ball of Debbie Bliss Roma or other super chunky yarn
1 x pair of 10mm needles
A darning needle
Cast on 42 stitches
Rows 1-6: Knit
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl
Repeat rows 7 and 8 another 11 times (24 rows stocking stitch) or until hat measures 19cm.
Row 31: *K2, K2tog* repeat to last 2 stitches, K2
Row 32: Purl
Row 33: *K1, K2tog* repeat to last 2 stitches, K2
Row 34: Purl
Row 35: *K2tog* repeat to end.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Using a darning needle thread the yarn through the remaining stitches and pull closed tightly. Seam side using the remaining yarn. 'Mattress stitch' looks best.
Voila! You have a hat. You can make a Pom-Pom using the remaining yarn or leave it plain!