This is my first dk hat. The pattern is called “doubleknitski, one warm-a** double knit ski cap” by Alison Hansel from The Blue Blog. It’s free on the web. The pattern calls for working one color at a time while slipping the other color. This means that each round must be done twice. I didn’t do that. Since I use the PK method, there was no need for that and I did both colors at the same time. Also the pattern calls for a solid color hat with one stripe of the other color. I decided to do a Fair Isle motif instead. I suspect that would have been too difficult (too much to keep track of) if I had used the slip stitch method.
It really is a very, very warm hat. Because it’s double-layered it traps heat well. The hat was made for a friend at work who had cancer and lost all her hair with the chemo. Happily she’s better now and her hair is coming back.