I don’t know about you, but sometimes I like patterns that are really quick, easy and straightforward. The basics are things that we can knit up without thinking too much about them but we’ll use them again and again and be glad to do it. And of course you can always embellish something that’s totally basic by knitting in a stripe or two or adding embroidery or duplicate stitch after the knitting is done.
One great basic pattern to have in your arsenal is the Montera Hat from Classic Elite Yarns. This free pattern couldn’t be much easier: it’s just a stockinette stitch cap with a bit of ribbing at the bottom and simple shaping at the top.
As written it takes a hank of Montera yarn, a bulky, single-ply yarn. Or pull out the bits of bulky from your stash and make a riotously colorful hat that will still be super-easy to knit.
[Photo via Classic Elite Yarns.]