Suggested Yarn: any worsted weight yarn
Suggested Needles: size US 8 / 5.0mm (gauge should be 4 sts per 1")
Why It's Charity-Friendly:
For years, this hat has been a go-to knitting pattern for donation for me. Its versatility makes it ideal for giving to all manner of charities - from military donations to homeless shelters, hospitals to refugee camps can all use this unisex and super warm hat!
I've knit this hat in both acrylics and wools, and often make the ribbed section 3-4" long to accommodate a folded-over brim for added warmth. The pattern can easily be adjusted to a variety of sizes simply by subtracting stitches in multiples of 4, which has allowed me to make this hat for babies, toddlers, and children as well as adults!