It's fall here and the temperature is starting to drop like a sick rap album. That isn't the worst thing ever, because it's tuque season! This beanie pattern is a great hat for oneself or a a gift this holiday season.
I made this hat last winter as a way to break up the grey, sad landscape that is winter. I've reworked the pattern and wanted to share it. A large majority of the patterns I make for myself are free patterns so I wanted to pay it forward. This hat does not have to be done with white and crazy pink yarn like I did. Any two worst weight yarns will work. It's a good pattern for beginners to intermidiates that want to challenge themselves.
SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS
- Main Colour (MC): 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in the colour White (or any Medium Weight yarn of your choice)
- Contrasting Colour (CC): 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in the colour Neon Pink (or any Medium Weight yarn of your choice)
- US 8 (5 mm) circular needles
- US 8 (5 mm) double pointed needles
- A Stitch marker
- Plastic needles to sew in the ends
GAUGE AND MEASUREMENTS
19 stitches by 25 rows for a 4” by 4” (10.15cm by 10.15 cm) square in a stockinette stitch
Measurements of the Hat:
Diameter of hat 22.5" (57.15 cm) and 9" (22.85 cm) in height excluding the rim of the hat
K - Knit
P - Purl
K2tog- Knit Two Together
K1 uls - Knit One Under Loose Strand (see
CC - Contrasting Colour
MC - Main Colour
In this pattern, you will be carrying the contrasting yarn on the right side of your work. Make sure to keep the yarn fairly loose as you do this.
To make a K1 usl, take your needle and go under the loose CC yarn. Knit your next MC stitch with the CC yarn, in a similar fashion of a k2tog.
In Main Colour (MC) cast on 96 stitches onto the circular needles.
Place Stitch Marker, while making sure not to twist the row, *K2, P2* repeat to end of round.
Continue until the ribbing is 2 inches long.
Body of Hat:
Round 1: *K1 in Contrasting Colour (CC), K5 in MC * repeat to end of round.
Round 2: *K1 in CC carry in the yarn on right side of work, K5 in MC* repeat to end of round. At the end of this row make sure that the CC yarn is on the wrong side of the work before starting the next row.
Round 3-4: Knit 2 rows in MC. You don't need to carry the CC yarn in your work during these rows.
Round 5: K3 in MC, K1 uls in CC, *K5, K1 uls* until last 2 stitches, K2 in MC.
Round 6: K3 in MC , *K1 in CC, carry CC on right side of work, K5 in MC* Until last 3 stitches, in CC knit 1, MC K2 (keep CC on right side).
Round 7: K3 in MC, move CC to wrong side of work (without making a stitch), K in MC to end of round.
Round 8: Knit in MC all around
Round 9: *K1 uls in CC, K5 in MC * repeat to end of round.
Round 10: *K1 in CC carry in the yarn on right side of work, K5 in MC* repeat to end of round. Move CC to wrong side of work before continuing.
Repeat rounds 3-10 until you have the length you want. If you want a short hat, repeat the pattern for 6-7" (15-18 cm) and if you want more of a slouchy look continue until the hats length is about 8-9" (20- 23 cm).
(Change to double point needles when there are too few stitches to do on the circular needles)
On the next repeat at the row 7, do the following:
Round 1: In MC K1, K2tog, place CC yarn on wrong side of work ,*K4, K2tog* until last 3 stitches, K3. (80)
Round 2: In MC, K4, K2tog *K3, K2tog* until last 4 stitches, K2, K2tog (64)
Round 3: *K1 uls in CC, K3 in MC* repeat to end of round. Carry the CC on wrong side of work
Round 4: *K1 in CC, K3 in MC, K1 in CC* repeat to end of round. Carry yarn on right side of work
Round 5: K1 in MC,*K2tog, K2* repeat to end of round. (48)
Round 6: K1 in MC, *K2tog, K1* repeat to end of round. (32)
Round 7: K1 in MC, *K1 uls in CC, K1 in MC* to last stich, CC K1 uls (32)
Round 8: *K1 in MC, K1 in CC* repeat to end of round. You can cut the MC and weave in the tail.
Round 9: K2tog in CC all around (16)
Round 10: K2tog in CC all around (8)
Cut leaving a long tail, weave the tail though the stitches and pull tight.
Wash in warm water and lay it flat to dry in desired shape to block it.
If you want, make a pom pom and add it to your work.
That's the hat! If you have any questions, write a comment or shoot me an e-mail email@example.com.
If you end up making this pattern, I would love to know. Tag me on the social medias @chipkeycreations.