John the Geologist is a full member in good standing of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM). So I made him this hat. Knit it for your favorite Pastafarian. Knit it to encourage the piracy that will stop global warming, save our planet. Give honor to His Noodliness.
Did the entire back of the hat in the same two x two checkerboard as you see in the bottom and top stripe. So the whole fish is faire isle, rather than intarsia. Lots of weaving for those long stretches. You can see some of that poke through, but after a year or so of wearing, really you don’t. This is a super-warm hat, as a result. And it doesn’t have as much stretch as most hats, so you’ll want to measure your target, swatch in two-color checkerboard, and cast on accordingly. Add checkers in back to make the hat the size you need.
Download Jollyfish knitting chart pdf file.
Note: I have provided only the chart, and should add that I made this in Dale of Norway Hauk, on size 4 needles. The hat I made is exactly 160 stitches around, and fit my target a little snugly, but he has a large melon. Sorry no actual complete hat pattern, just this chart and these hints. If I ever learn to write a proper pattern, I promise I’ll post it here, or if YOU write patterns and want to write one for this, I’d be thrilled!