absolutely ridiculous yarn. There is a reflective band wrapped in with the acrylic fibers that make the yarn & I very quickly got hooked. It is not an elegant yarn, it does not feel especially good to work with & it is over priced for what it is (especially considering how much of it is pulled, frayed & knotted: buyer beware), BUT I love it. I brought these instead of bottles of wine to holiday parties, I sent two to my Reddit gift-victim (one of them the traffic cone at the right, the other something nicer), at cookie swap when my shortbread cookies vaporized (really, into dust) I made up for it with a hat. These hats have gone global.
But as much fun as this this yarn is to look at, it is, as I said, not all that comfy. I decided to do a double yarn thing, but I needed to add in a yarn that felt good, but had the same care requirements, so I went back to the Red Heart well & wow do they have some retina burning color combos in their super saver line!
Thus these hats were born. With both yarn, cast on 60 stitches. Put a stitch marker every 12 stitches & two markers where you join the ends (yep, it is all in the round. I used a circular 16" size 6 US needle you might want to go longer. I have small strong hands & working cramped is not a problem for me.
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I did this until I had 6 stitches left & then I kitchener stitched them together.