Quick Knit Hat and Neck Warmer

Both the hat and neck warmer knit up quickly – how could it not when using size 17 needles!  It always takes me a little getting used to knitting with the bigger needles – I have a hard time holding on to them when doing the stitches.

Quick Knit Hat (I did get this pattern out of a knitting book, but I have no idea which one)

Items Needed

1 skein bulky roving yarn
#17 needles
Darning needle

Gauge: 8 stitches = 4 inches

Size/Circumference: S (19″), M (20″) L (21″)

Pattern is written for small with medium and large in parenthesis.

1. Cast on 38 (40, 42) stitches

2. Work in Stockinette Stitch – St st (knit one row, purl one row) until piece measures 6.5″ (7″, 7.5″) from cast on edge.  Begin decrease.

Row 1: *(K3, K2tog)* across row
Row 2, 4 & 6: Purl
Row 3: *(K2, K2tog)*, across row
Row 5: *(K1, K2tog)* across row
Cut yarn leaving a 15″ tail



With darning needle, thread yarn through remaining loops on the needle, pull tights and sew down the inside seam.  Weave in ends.


Quick Knit Neck Warmer (this was a pattern I found on line by Allegra Wermth)

Items Needed

1 skein bulking roving yard
#17 needles
Darning needle
3 large buttons

Gauge: 10 stitches = 4 inches


20 inches long x 8 inches wide after blocking (I have made this several times with different size yarns, making the necessary adjustments, some have been this size and some have not – love them all!)

Pattern (done in multiples of 4)

Cast on 16 stitches

Row 1: *K2, P2; repeat from * to end

Row 2: K1, *P2, K2; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, P2, K1

Row 3: *P2, K2; repeat from * to end

Row 4: P1, *K2, P2; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, K2, P1

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until piece measure 19″

Next row: Repeat row 1, adding a yo every 4th stitch OR K2, P1, yo, K2tog, K1, P2, yo, K2tog, P2, K1, yo, K2tog, P1

To finish: Repeat Row 2, 3, 4, 1, 2

Bind off loosely, weave in ends and block.

Sew buttons on so that they line up with buttonholes.



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One Response to Quick Knit Hat and Neck Warmer

  1. Candace Coffin says:

    Very cool. Model looks great with the scarf!!

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