Maine Pine Cone Hat
The Maine Pine Cone hat is designed to look like a pine cone, with the word "Maine" knit around the band. It has a corrugated ribbing, with a knit & purl design for the body. Size options are discussed in the article "Tips for Knitting my hats" on our website www.mrsknitterdesigns.com. Fingering weight wool is used - about an ounce or less each of 4 colors. We also sell kits including my favorite yarn.
Yarn packs for Mrs Knitter Designs patterns are available through the Mrs Knitter Designs website www.mrsknitterdesigns.com. Variations in gauge can be made to purposely personalize the hat size. The hat can be a tam by blocking on a plate rather than a bowl when finished.
VARIATION: If the knitter would like to leave out the word "Maine", a different motif, such as trees could be knit in, or just 3-5 plain green rows. The hat is deep enough for most people so that three plain green rows would still be deep enough to cover a man's ears.