Linda at Knitwise Design has come up with a cool Castle Hat, sized for adults and kids. It’s such a fun knit. I’ve just finished listening to all the Harry Potter books on my iPad. Amazing how fast you knit this while Harry, Hermione and Ron are being chased by Death Eaters and he who cannot be named. Anyway, I was listening to the Order of the Phoenix, thinking about Hogwarts and knitting this Castle Hat. “Try it, you’ll like it.” The pattern is available on Ravelry and you can read more about it here.
All you need to know is how to follow a chart, with knits, purls and a little bit of bobbling. Mine is the large size and took 2.6 ounces (74 grams) of worsted weight Berroco Comfort. Comfort can be splitty yarn, but it has great stitch definition in this pattern and is worth fussing with for the wool adverse.
The crown decreases are interesting, with a very nice placement of purl stitches and a cute I-Cord topknot.
The pattern suggests using Plymouth worsted merino superwash. Knitwise Design’s pattern photos are reprinted here, with permission. The live models show off this hat so much better than my trusty glass head.