One of the fastest projects I've ever made: the Rugged Ribbed Hat is a beginner project. The sample shown is worked in Plymouth Yarn's Yukon Print (35% mohair, 35% wool, 30% acrylic). One 100gm ball has 59 yards and this hat was made from only one ball using US15 (10mm) knitting needles.
Special to this ribbed hat, I have placed the increases adjacent to each other, so the rib pattern is not compromised. Please enjoy this pattern (and its stockinette stitch counterpart) with my compliments.
Yarn alternatives: you could use any super bulky yarn that you like, keeping in mind that the needle requirements are US15 (10mm) knitting needles. Please share your Rugged Ribbed Hats. We'd love to see them!
Click here for the Rugged Ribbed Hat Free Pattern