Ishtar Hat

designed by Carol Ullmann

Ishtar is a Babylonian goddess, representing the forces of love and war. She is passionate, powerful, fearless, and feared. Carol’s friend Alison, who is both strong and incredibly nurturing, inspired the making and naming of this hat. She also cannot hold on to any cabled hat she’s knit for herself, so clearly she needed a little help from a friend.

The Ishtar Hat is knit from brim to crown in Happy Fuzzy Yarn American Worsted in Neptune. Instructions are given for two sizes, and with and without a fold up brim.

Yarn: American Worsted

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), cables, knitting in the round, knitting on double pointed needles, reading charts

Price: Buy now for $6.50 at Ravelry.

Origami Hat

designed by Riin Gill

This is a super easy hat, knit entirely in the round with no increasing or decreasing.

Instructions are given to help you make the hat to fit you based on your measurements and gauge. A reference chart is included so you can make the hat for someone you can’t measure, either because they’re not nearby or you want to surprise them (stealth knitting!) I include the actual numbers I used to make my adult medium hat.

Yarn: American Worsted

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), knitting in the round

Price: Buy now for $6.50 at Ravelry.