This pattern works up quickly and doesn’t take much yarn. In fact, if you’re like me you might have some chunky yarn in your stash left over from other projects and that is exactly how this pattern was born. It’s worked flat, then sewn up the back. Easy peasy!
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- US Size 13 (9mm) knitting needles
- N Crochet hook (for optional border). I found that by adding a border the hat got a “slouch” appeal.
- You’ll need scraps of bulky weight “5” yarn. Here’s what I used:
Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky in Fisherman
Bernat Roving in Putty
Loops & Threads Cozy Wool in Claret
Loops & Threads Cozy Wool Mushroom
Based on how much you have and how you want the stripes (or not) to be you can make it up as you go!
Sizes S/M (L/XL)
- S/M 21-22″ head circumference
- L/XL 23-24″ head circumference
Gauge: 8 sts x 16 rows = 4 inch square (10 cm)
Cast on 40 (44) stitches
Knit in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) to approximately 8 inches (20 cm) or where you want the crown to start.
Round 1: K1 *K2tog, K2 repeat from * to last stitch, K1 = 30 (33) sts
Round 2: Purl.
Round 3: *K1, K2 tog, repeat from * to end = 20 (22) sts
Round 4: Purl.
Round 5: K2 tog, repeat K2 tog to end – 10 (11) sts
Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches.
Demo video (not the actual hat, just the technique for closing the top.)
Weave in ends.
Optional crocheted border
Round 1: With right side (knit side) facing, pick up back loops of each stitch and single crochet once around.
Round 2: ch 2, hdc (half double crochet) in next stitch and repeat all around. Slip stitch to top of first ch2 stitch to close.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.