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Lisa R.
02-02-2010, 04:48 PM
My dh had this tacky, hideous toboggan-type hat that I recently threw away in a fit of decluttering.

Now, he's planning a ski trip, and the hat I thought he'd never miss is exactly the one he's looking for!

So, I need to knit him a nice-looking one. ;) I will head over to Ravelry to check out patterns, but what yarn is best for a ski hat knitting on fairly large needles (i.e., I need a quick knit!), that will keep him warm and dry. Just wool? Alpaca? A blend?

Any favorite patterns?

Jan in CA
02-02-2010, 05:41 PM
Animal fibers are warmest so wool, alpaca or a blend is going to be best. Consider whether it'll be tossed in the wash and whether you want it superwash or not. ;)

Here's some hats in bulky yarn.
http://www.woollywormhead.com/runnin-beanie/
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kwec-watchCap.html?noImages=0&r=1
http://www.chicknits.com/ribbed-hat-pattern.html
If you're on Ravelry-
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ribbed-beanie
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gargantuan-melon