Built For Speed Beanie fit every time, the whole wide world of hats opens up.
You can decorate it, embellish it, use shapes and colors and make them the droids you're looking for... or vary up the stitches used, add some simple stripes or texture.
The Basic Guy Hat is the one my friends and family request at Christmas. You can find it here on Ravelry, or you can download a .pdf here.
Instructions for three types of hats are included, a basic stripe in single crochet, a textured post stitch in double crochet, and for the fan who is a real fanatic, the Un-Basic Hat - earflaps, mohawks, color, the works. Try it in their favorite team colors and thank me later. ;o)
The first few rounds are so close together it can be difficult to see where those post stitches should be placed.
All rounds begin with a chain 3, and end with a slip stitch to join.
Magic Loop or chain 3 and 11 dc in first chain)
Repeat *dc in next stitch, fpdc around post below the same st* around.
Repeat *dc in next st, dc in next stitch and fpdc around post below* around.
Round 3 has 36 dc
A few rows of alternate front and back post stitches for ribbing, and you've just made someone's new favorite hat!
Pair it up with some Basic Fingerless Mitts, and you've just made someone's holiday! Til next time...