You know I’m always on the hunt for one-skein projects for all of my skeins of sock yarn that I bought on a whim. I know. I have a problem. I buy too many skeins of yarn without having a project in mind. Then again, I’m not ready to admit it’s a problem. Because by calling it a problem, it suggests that it’s something I need to work on improving. And everyone knows that’s not going to happen. This just means that I need to work harder in the future to hunt for patterns featuring one-skein projects. Which is why I was excited when Leslie brought in this hat she knit out of Manos Alegria.
This simple, yet fun hat is the perfect project for TV knitting. It features quite a large amount of stockinette, so you can relax and knit without worrying about messing up the pattern. I’m all about simple projects right now as the summer winds down and schedules fill up in anticipation for the beginning of school. And it really doesn’t get any easier than this hat.
Leslie used Manos Alegria for her Sockhead hat. However, feel free to use any funky sock yarn you can find. Personally I think Frolicking Feet by Done Roving Yarns would look amazing in this pattern. This hand-painted, merino yarn is soft and springy and would lend your hat a truly unique look. Another great choice of yarn would be Noro’s Kureyon sock yarn, which very recently relocated itself to our saleroom. So click here and get started on your Sockhead today! -Michael