I would really like to knit a hat to go with the sweater I'm knitting (and to use the leftover yarn). However, I'm not finding too many hat patterns that call for the super bulky yarn that my sweater is knit in (I'm using Cascade Magnum).
I did find this free pattern on knitlist and while its old (1995) and I'm generally skeptical of free patterns until I know enough to spot any errors, I was wondering how it would knit up.
It looks like a simple stockinette cap knit in the round with ribbing. The pattern doesn't specify the type of ribbing (1x1 or 2x2) and I'm almost positive this following line is missing an asterisk or two:
Begin to decrease by *k10, k2tog, knit plain row, in the next row
k9,k2tog, continue decreasing in this manner every other row til around 8 or ten stitches remain on the dps you're now using.
I didn't think a row would end with a k2tog decrease but with 10 stitches between the decreases it may just end like that.
So, what do you all think? Is this a good pattern to knit a beret from? I don't necessarily need a free pattern per se but I would like to see the pattern before I buy it.