Smoke Signals hat pattern
This 5 page pattern is great for using up odds and ends of worsted weight yarn. The colorwork is deceptively easy, and this project would make a great first stranded colorwork project for any knitter who has been thinking of giving the technique a try.
knitting in the round, stranded colorwork, basic chart reading, basic decreases (k2 together).
16", 18", 19", 20", 21.5", and 24" circumference options (The original hat is 16", with supplementary instructions for the larger sizes.)
two 50 gram balls (about 100 yards each) of worsted or heavy worsted yarn, in colors of your choice
Most knitters will get gauge with US 5, 6, or 7 (3.75mm, 4mm, or 4.5mm) knitting needles. You will need DPNs for the top of the hat, unless you prefer to use the 2 circ. technique or magic loop. You can use 16" (or larger, depending on hat size) circulars for the majority of the hat. You will also need a darning needle for weaving in ends.
This pattern costs $5.50. It is in PDF format, and requires Adobe reader to view. (The latest version of which can be downloaded here.) After you purchase the pattern you should receive an email with a download link within a matter of minutes:
If you prefer, you could buy it directly from its Ravelry page.