Knit Tripod Hat

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Knit Tripod Hat

designed by Brenda Lewis
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A bright and multi-colored hat for your kids. 

12-18 months
Hat measures approximately 15 1/2 (18)"/39.5 (45.5)cm circumference, unstretched
2-4 years
Note: Hat has considerable stretch, and will stretch to fit.
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The materials for this project cost $19.53

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 12-18 months
  • 2-4 years
Finished Measurements
Hat measures approximately 15 1/2 (18)"/39.5 (45.5)cm circumference, unstretched

Version

Step 2:

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

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Pistachio, 0003Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast C

Simply Soft | Melon, 0016Edit Color
$4.29

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 5/3.75mm
$3.15

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
$3.95

Aluminum Stitch Holder

1-3/4" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
$2.50

Materials not included in this kit:

3.5" / 9 cm heavy cardboard (for making tassels)

The materials for this project cost $19.53

Abbreviations

1x1 ribbing (worked back and forth on odd number of sts): = Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around to last st. K1. Rnd 2: *P1, k1; rep from * around to last st. P1.

1x1 ribbing (worked in-the-round on even number of sts): = Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

RS = right side

st st = stockinette stitch

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Measurements
12-18 months Hat measures approximately 15 1/2 (18)"/39.5 (45.5)cm circumference, unstretched
2-4 years Note: Hat has considerable stretch, and will stretch to fit.

MATERIALS

Version 1
Simply Soft
Sizes12-18 months2-4 years 
Contrast A
()
11
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast B
Pistachio (0003)
11
Contrast C
Melon (0016)
11
Version 2
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Sizes12-18 months2-4 years 
Contrast A
Strawberry (0015)
11
Contrast B
Pistachio (0003)
11
Contrast C
()
11

GAUGE

In Stockinette st, using larger needles, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm

INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL TERMS

k1-f/b: Knit 1 front and back—Knit next st without removing st from left needle, then knit it through the back loop. (1 st increased)

 

NOTES

1. Hat is worked from striped lower edge (cuff) upwards.

2. Hat is worked back and forth in rows then seamed.

3. When changing colors, twist strands on WS of work to prevent holes.

 

HAT

Color Sequence: *Work 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with C; repeat from * as needed.

Cuff

With smaller needles and A, cast on 68 (80) sts.

Work in 2 x 2 Rib and color sequence for 23 rows.

Next Row (increase row): With C, work in 2 x 2 Rib across to last st, k1-f/b—69 (81) sts.

Top of Hat

Change to larger needles.

Next Row (RS): With C, k23 (27); with B, k23 (27); with A, k23 (27).

Next Row (WS): With A, p23 (27); with B, p23 (27); with C, p23 (27).

Repeat last 2 rows until hat measures 8 (9)"/20.5 (23)cm from beginning, ending with a WS row.

First Point

Note: The first point is worked over the 23 (27) C-colored sts only.

Row 1 (RS): With C, k23 (27), place next 46 (54) sts on a stitch holder, turn. Work point over remaining 23 (27) sts only.

Work even in Stockinette st for 3 rows.

Next Row (decrease row): K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog—21 (25) sts.

Repeat last 4 rows once more—19 (23) sts.

Work even in Stockinette st for 1 row.

Repeat decrease row—17 (21) sts.

Repeat last 2 rows 6 (8) more times—5 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Using yarn needle, thread tail through stitches of last row and pull gently to gather. With tail, sew sides of point together.

Second Point

With RS facing, return 23 (27) B-colored sts to left needle.

Row 1 (RS): With B, k23 (27).

Complete as for first point.

Third Point

With RS facing, return 23 (27) C-colored sts to left needle.

Row 1 (RS): With C, k23 (27).

Complete as for first point.

 

FINISHING

Sew sides of hat together. Weave in ends.

Tassels (make 3): Holding 1 strand of each color together, wrap yarn around 3 1/2"/9cm piece of heavy cardboard, 6 times. Thread an 8"/20.5cm length of yarn under top of wraps and tie in a knot. Cut lower ends of wraps and remove from cardboard. Wrap an 8"/20.5cm length of yarn around the tassel, about 3/4"/2cm below the top to form tassel neck, and draw ends down through tassel neck to inside of tassel. Tie one tassel to top of each point.