So I went looking for instant gratification, and here’s what I found: Regina.
Regina! What a great pattern by one of my favorite designers, Carina Spencer. So unique in its construction: first you knit the band, lengthwise like an itty-bitty scarf, then you pick up stitches from the brim, join in the round, and knit the hat inside out to minimize purling. It’s warm, it’s cute, it’s a great stash-buster, and best of all: there is no gauge swatching! Seriously – you just measure and do a little bit of math and you’re all set to knit! (Did I mention it’s also a FREE download). Go download this pattern now!
My Ravelry notes are here.