Updated: Feb 3
Who's ready for a super easy knit project???? This hat is perfect for beginners. Not only is this one easy to follow, but makes up pretty quickly. The finished hat looks like it would be complicated, but I promise, it's not.
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OK, ON TO THE PATTERN!
This pattern is written using standard U.S. terms. Basic stitch knowledge is assumed.
3-Light | DK Weight Yarn (8 pli) - I used Universal Yarn: Classic Shades, Sequin Lite (comet) 1.9oz of yarn
For project: approximately 142 yards (129.8 meters)
Or needles needed to achieve proper gauge
Pom Pom (Faux Fur or yarn) Pictured is the Cherry Faux Pom Pom in Large
Finishing needle for weaving in ends
Scissors for cutting off at the end.
Gauge Using the 5mm needles
CO on 20, knit in garter stitch for 20 rows.
Within the swatch you should be able to measure a 2” square that has 8 stitches across and 16 rows.
If you have to change the needle size to adjust for gauge, make sure you have a smaller set that is 1.00 mm smaller than the size you used to achieve the gauge for the brim.
Terms to Know
CO: cast on
PM: Place Maker
1X1 twisted Ribbing: Knit one by one twisted Ribbing
K2tog: knit 2 together
P2tog: Purl 2 Together
* * = Repeat instructions between * and * the number of times indicated
1X1 twisted Ribbing: Knit 1 in the back loop, Purl 1
Knit: Insert right needle into first stitch, bottom to top; push right needle into the stitch; grab the yarn attached to the ball of yarn; wrap the yarn around the needle, back to front; pull yarn down. Gently pull the needle down and pick out the yarn on the needle; Push the right needle into the loop; pull the right needle off the left needle; pull yarn attached to the ball of yarn to tighten the stitch (if needed).
K2Tog: Insert the right hand needle knitwise into the next 2 stitches on the left hand needle. Then wrap yarn (attached to the ball) around the right hand needle. Pull the right hand needle through the loop (just as you would with one).
Purl: Insert right needle into stitch from top to bottom; wrap working yarn around right needle from front to back; wrap yarn all the way around the right needle creating a loop. Pull the loop under and through the stitch on the left needle; push the right needle through the loop; then all the way into the stitch; Pull the stitch off of the left needle. Then pull yarn attached to the ball of yarn to tighten the stitch (if needed).
P2tog: Insert the right hand needle purlwise into the next 2 stitches on the left hand needle. Then wrap yarn (attached to the ball) around the right hand needle. Pull the right hand needle through the loop (just as you would with one).
Starting with the smaller circular knitting needles:
Co on 84. Place the stitch marker at the end before joining. Straighten your stitches, being careful not to twist the stitches, join round. 1x1 in twisted ribbing until approximately 2”
Switch to larger circular knitting needles
Rounds 1 - 4: * Knit 4, purl 2*; repeat from * to * around
Rounds 5 - 8: Knit 2, * purl 2, knit 4*; repeat from * to * until last 4 sts, purl 2, knit 2.
Rounds 9 - 12: * Purl 2, knit 4*; repeat from * to * around
Rounds 13-48: Repeat Rounds 1- 12 (three more times)
*switch to DPN when needed
Round 49: *Knit 4, purl 2* ; repeat from * to * around
Round 50: *k1, k2tog, k1, p2* repeat from * to * around
Round 51: *K3, p2* repeat from * to * around
Round 52: *K1, k2tog, p2* repeat from * to * around
Round 53: *p2, K2* repeat from * to * around
Round 54: *p2, k2tog* repeat from * to * around
Round 55: *p2, k1*, repeat from * to * around
Round 56: *k1, p2tog* repeat from * to * around
Round 57: *p1, k1* repeat from * to * around
Round 58: K2tog around
Weave yarn in stitches and pull to tighten.
Add Pom Pom (optional)
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