Remember Munchkin? Well, Schaefer discontinued their super bulky yarn Kathleen last year and I've been wanting to revise the pattern and re-release it in a new yarn. I was searching for the perfect replacement when I stumbled across Malabrigo Rasta in Archangel last spring at Knitty City.
I made the replacement hat in a night, and then waited six months to see my favorite model for a photoshoot. Want to see more?
I've re-formatted the pattern, and updated the photos... though you can see still pics of my girl (when she was younger and I was allowed to hug her all the time) here.
Munchkin is a great beginner hat that you can whip up in no time at all for a quick gift, or just to keep warm. The pattern is sized for the whole family, and is an unbelievably quick knit so be prepared to make more than one! It is started by making both ear flaps, these are then joined together with sts for the front and back of the head and worked around in box stitch pattern for the brim. Then it's stockinette in the round all the way up until the tassel... easy peasy!