Impunity is a versatile hat pattern, suitable for anyone — whether newborn babies, husbands, growing-too-fast children, preemies, or dolls. Try making one in each size, with different colourways! They become quite addictive, and they make great gifts. They’re an especially great hat to knit with hand-painted or tonal yarns.
The design is a simple horizontal-rib pattern, and the decreases are worked in pattern right up to the top, creating a hat full of springy rings that don’t stop. Because the ribbing is so springy, don’t expect the hat to spread out much while you’re wearing it unless you’ve blocked it aggressively. The pattern is written to make what seems like an extra-long hat, but the ribs will make it spring up into a normal-sized beanie-style hat. If in doubt, add another ring.
Check out its Ravelry page to see all the projects being made with Impunity!
You can read even more about Impunity in its blog post.
Sizes: Preemie, Baby, Toddler, Child/Adult (ages 8+)
Yarn: 50-80 grams of fingering-weight. You will definitely need more than 50g for the Child/Adult-sized hat. Shown here knit in Shibui Knits Sock.
Needles: Two size 3 US (3.25 mm) circular needles or one long one for Magic Loop or 4 dpn’s. You can start with a 16″-long circular needle if you’re knitting the Toddler or Child/Adult sizes, but you’ll need to switch to the 2 circs or your preferred method for small-circumference knitting partway through the decreases.
- Knitting in the round
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