Basic Hat

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Basic Hat

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Topped with an on-trend faux fur pompom, this simple hat is a great project for beginner knitters.

Size

Single Size
To fit average woman’s head.
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The materials for this project cost $17.18

Step 1:

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Size:

  • Single Size

To fit average woman’s head.

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Pompom

Faux Fur Pompom | White Rabbit, 01005Edit Color
$4.99

Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Neon Yellow, 9773Edit Color
$4.29

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
$3.95
The materials for this project cost $17.18

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit average woman’s head.

MATERIALS

Hat
Faux Fur Pompom (0 g/ oz;0 m/0 yds)
Pompom White Rabbit (01005) 1
Sizes U.S. 6 (4 mm) and U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Hat
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Main Color (MC) Neon Yellow (9773) 1
Sizes U.S. 6 (4 mm) and U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE

19 sts and 25 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

With smaller needles cast on 106 sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *K2. P2. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: P1. *K2. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.
Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 6" [15 cm], ending on a 2nd row.
 
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 8½" [21.5 cm], ending on a purl row.
Shape crown: 1st row: (RS). K1. *K2tog. K22. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. 98 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *K2tog. K20. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. 90 sts.
5th row: K1. *K2tog. K18. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. 82 sts.
7th row: K1. *K2tog. K16. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. 74 sts.
9th row: K1. *K2tog. K14. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. 66 sts.
11th row: K1. *K2tog. K12. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. 58 sts.
13th row: K1. *K2tog. K10. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. 50 sts.
15th row: K1. *K2tog. K8. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. 42 sts.
17th row: K1. *K2tog. K6. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. 34 sts.
19th row: K1. *K2tog. K4. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. 26 sts.
21st row: K1. *K2tog. K2. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. 18 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem 18 sts. Draw up and fasten securely. Sew back seam, reversing halfway through ribbing for turn-back cuff.
 
Sew Pompom to top of Hat.