Using chunky yarn, this hat can be completed in a matter of hours. I decided to make a new kitty ears hat for this year's Women's March because the one I made 2 years ago needs more work. This is a quick project and so much fun!
Step 1: BoM
Circular knitting needles, two sizes (I used US11 and US 15)
1 skein of chunky yarn (I used Hedgehog Fibres Chubby, 55 yards)
Step 2: Cast-On
Use the smaller needles to cast-on using a stretchy method---like the Old German Twist--knit 48-52 stitches, plus one more. However many stitches you do, double check to make sure that the next row will end with two purls.
To join in the round, slip the last stitch on your working needle to left needle and then knit the slipped stitch and the stitch next to it together. Place a stitch marker.
Step 3: Ribbing
For the brim of the hat, knit 2, purl 2 to the end of the round. Continue this pattern for 4-6 rows, depending on how pronounced you want the ribbing.
Step 4: Next Round
Switch to the bigger needle and knit all of the stitches until the hat is either long/deep enough to cover your head (and is the depth you want) or you run out of yarn.
Step 5: Bind-Off
Bind-off the top using the Kitchener Stitch (or your preferred method).
1. Front purl first stitch on working needle, keep the stitch on
2. Back knit the first stitch on the back needle, keep the stitch on.
3. Front knit, take stitch off.
4. Front purl, keep stitch on.
5. Back purl, take stitch off.
6. Back knit, keep stitch on.
Repeat steps 3-6 until you reach the end.
When you're at the end, tie off the last stitch and weave the leftover yarn into the hat.
Step 6: Final Steps
Weave in all the ends.
If your hat seems a little shallow, you can block it to make it deeper.