I really became attached to a particular hat this winter and pretty much wear it all. the. time! I even, for the most part wear it in the house! I decided with winter dragging on that a new, bright colored hat might be a great project. I found some beautiful yarn, bright and sparkly. I have a hat pattern for about 10 years now that I wanted to knit, but never seem to get around to it – well the time was now! With all my hair it is not the easiest thing to find hat that fit me just right – this hat knits a little big and does not fit my head snugly, which I prefer. I do really like the pattern and it will make for a good spring transition hat.
1 skein bulky yarn
Size 11 (16″) circular needles
Size 11 double pointed needles
SSK (slip, slip, knit) – slip 2 sts, one at a time, as if to knit. Slide the left needle through the front loops of these two stitches, from left to right and knit them together from this position.
K2Tog: Knit 2 stitches together as one.
Brim of Hat
1. Cast on 64 stitches.
2. Place your marker on the needle and join the stitches, making sure not to twist.
Rounds 1 & 3: Purl
Rounds 2 & 4: Knit
Round 5: K1 *P2, K2*, repeat to last 3 stitches, end P2, K1.
Repeat round until hat measures 5 1/2″, this will just cover ears, if you want it to cover all of your ears, adjust to desired length.
Top Shaping – when necessary changed to double pointed needles.
Round 1: *SSK, P1, (K2, P2) 2x, K2, P1, K2tog*, repeat around
Round 2: *K1, P1, (K2, P2)2x, K2, P1, K1*, repeat around
Round 3: *SSK, (K2, P2) 2x, K2, K2tog*, repeat around
Round 4: *K1, (K2, P2) 2x, K3*, repeat around
Round 5: *SSK, K1, P2, K2, K1, K2tog*, repeat around
Round 6: *(K2, P2)2x, K2*, repeat around
Round 7: *SSK, P2, K2, P2, K2tog*, repeat around (32 stitches)
Round 8: *K1, P2, K2, P2, K1*, repeat around
Round 9: *SSK, P1, K2, P1, K2tog*, repeat around
Round 10: *K1, P1, K2, P1, K1*, repeat around
Round 11: *SSK, K2, K2tog*, repeat around (16 stitches)
Round 12: *SSK, K2tog*, repeat around (8 stitches)
1. Cut yarn.
2. Using a darning needle, thread yarn end through the remaining 8 stitches. Pull together tightly and fasten off.
3. Work in all yarn ends.
If you need to block your hat: soak in lukewarm water until thoroughly wet. Roll in towel to remove excess water, then shape and air dry.