Checkered Hat

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Checkered Hat

designed by Liz Adams
Free Pattern
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S
Toddler
M
Child
L
Adult
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The materials for this project cost $35.85

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
Finished Measurements
Toddler

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Black, 9727Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Watermelon, 9604Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Blue Mint, 9608Edit Color
$0.00

Contrast C

Simply Soft | Grape, 9610Edit Color
$4.29

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16"

Size 7/4.5mm
$8.49

Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 7/4.5mm
$4.00

Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
$2.50

Bead Stitch Markers

Pink 3/Pkg
$7.99

Materials not included in this kit:

Row counter (optional)

Pompom marker or piece of cardboard (optional)

The materials for this project cost $35.85

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Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Measurements
S Toddler
M Child
L Adult

MATERIALS

Tuque
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
SizesSML 
Main Color (MC)
Black (9727)
11
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast A
Watermelon (9604)
11
Contrast B
Blue Mint (9608)
11
Contrast C
Grape (9610)
111

GAUGE

In Stockinette stitch, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm

INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

Fair Isle (Stranded) Technique: Carry color not in use loosely across WS of work.

 

NOTE

Hat is worked in-the-round; begin with circular needle, change to double pointed needles while shaping crown when there are too few sts to fit on circular needle.  


HAT

Beginning at lower edge, using MC, cast on 72 (80, 88) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts; place a marker (pm) for beginning of round.   

Continuing with MC, knit 5 rounds, purl 1 round (turning round), knit 4 rounds.

Change to A; knit 1 round.

Change to MC; knit 1 round.

Establish Pattern: Begin working from chart, changing colors as indicated; work Rounds 1 – 12.

Change to MC on all sts; knit 1 round.

Change to A; knit 1 round.

Change to MC; knit 2 (4, 6) rounds, pm every 18 (20, 22) sts on last round.

Shape Crown

Beginning this round, dec 4 sts evenly every other round 13 (15, 17) times as follows: K2tog, [work to next marker, k2tog] 3 times, work to end—20 sts remain.

Knit 1 round even.

Decrease 10 sts evenly around by k2tog around—10 sts remain.

Cut yarn, leaving a 10" tail. Using yarn needle and tail, thread tail through remaining sts; pull together to close top of Hat. Fasten off securely; do NOT cut tail.


FINISHING

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

Facing: Turn lower edge to WS along turning round; stitch neatly in place, being careful not to work too tightly.

Pompon: 

Using Pompon Maker or piece of cardboard and A, B and C, make a large Pompon (see photo). Attach Pompon to Crown of Hat using tail left from finishing Crown of Hat. Trim ends, if desired.