YARN50-120 yards worsted weight acrylic for MC.
20 yards worsted weight acrylic for CC.
Note: Any big box craft store worsted weight acrylic will work for this hat.
Some suggestions include Vanna’s Choice, Loops & Threads Impeccable, and Bernat Super Value.
NEEDLESUS 9 / 5.5 mm 16” circular needle
US 9 / 5.5 mm double pointed needles
NOTIONSDarning needle for weaving in ends
GAUGE16 sts x 20 rows = 4" in stockinette
SIZESnewborn (baby, toddler, child, adult)
12 (14, 16, 18, 20)” circumference unstretched.
Hat will stretch up to 3” to fit a wide variety of heads.
ABBREVIATIONSBO = bind off
CC = contrasting color
CO = cast on
DRnd = decrease round
K = knit
K2Tog = knit two sts together
MC = main color
P = purl
P2Tog = purl two sts together
RND = round
STS = stitches
DIRECTIONSWith MC, CO 48 (56, 64, 72, 80) sts.
Join for working in the round.
Knit in 2x2 rib for 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) rows.
Knit one row.
Work the above chart around the hat one time for all sizes.
With MC, K all sts to 3.5 (4, 5, 6, 7)”.
DECREASESBEGIN ADULT DECREASES HERE
DRnd 1: (K8, K2TOG). Repeat around.
DRnd 2: K all sts.
BEGIN CHILD DECREASES HERE.
DRnd 3: (K7 K2TOG). Repeat around.
DRnd 4: K all sts.
BEGIN TODDLER DECREASES HERE
DRnd 5: (K6, K2TOG). Repeat around.
DRnd 6: K all sts.
BEGIN BABY DECREASES HERE
DRnd 7: (K5, K2TOG). Repeat around.
DRnd 8: K all sts.
BEGIN NEWBORN DECREASES HERE
DRnd 9: (K4, K2OG). Repeat around.
DRnd 10: K all sts.
DRnd 11: (K3, K2TOG). Repeat around.
DRnd 12: K all sts.
DRnd 13: (K2, K2TOG). Repeat around.
DRnd 14: K all sts.
DRnd 15: (K1, K2TOG). Repeat around.
DRnd 16: K all sts.
DRnd 17: K2TOG around.
FINISHINGBreak yarn, leaving a long tail.
Using darning needle, transfer all sts from knitting needle to yarn.
Pull tight, closing top of hat.
Turn hat inside out, weave yarn through sts one more time, knot (if desired) and weave in ends.
Turn hat right side out, and wear happily!
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Photos used with permission from Adalia Eden Photographie.