In two years of knitting, my husband has watched on as I’ve made baby blankets for other people’s children, scarves for other family members, and even things for myself, but finally last week it was his turn. Even the biggest of brains need to stay warm in cold weather, so I measured and surmised until I thought I had a plan to knit a winter hat for my husband’s 24-inch (61-cm) circumference head. It took three tries to get the right size and I knitted it from the bottom up to make sure. There are a few nice big hat patterns out there, but it was a challenge to find one that was also baggy. We have somewhat mild winters here in Cork, so if you need to up the warth just line it in jersey or knit it with two strands for the entire hat. So, here is the pattern as a PDF for the fabulous hat that he now wears daily.
This Taffy Twist Cowl pattern is completely free, but you can thank me for it by donating to my Kickstarter campaign to publish my own book of patterns and recipes in 2014.