Pop of Neon Hat

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Pop of Neon Hat

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Featuring a Latvian Braid and a fun neon pompom, this hat is the perfect way to top off your cold-weather look.

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Single Size
One size to fit average woman’s head.
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The materials for this project cost $34.51

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  • Single Size

One size to fit average woman’s head.

Step 2:

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

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Neon Yellow, 9773Edit Color
$4.29

Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft Heathers | Charcoal Heather, 9508Edit Color
$4.29

Circular Aluminum Knitting Needles 36"

Size 8/5mm
$6.95

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 36"

Size 7/4.5mm
$9.49

Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 8/5mm
$4.00

Locking Stitch Markers

20/Pkg
$5.49
The materials for this project cost $34.51

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

One size to fit average woman’s head.

MATERIALS

Hat
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast A Neon Yellow (9773) 1
Sizes U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) and U.S. 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needles 16" [40 cm] long. Set of four size U.S. 8 (5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Stitch marker.
Hat
Simply Soft Heathers (141 g/5. oz;228 m/250 yds)
Main Color (MC) Charcoal Heather (9508) 1
Sizes U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) and U.S. 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needles 16" [40 cm] long. Set of four size U.S. 8 (5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Stitch marker.

GAUGE

18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking stitch with larger needles and 1 strand.

INSTRUCTIONS

With 2 strands of MC tog and smaller circular needle, cast on 88 sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: Knit.
2nd rnd: Purl.
Rep last 2 rnds until work from beg measures 2½" [6 cm], ending on a knit rnd.
 
Work Latvian Braid: 1st rnd: *With 2 strands of MC, K1. With 2 strands of A, K1. Rep from * around.
2nd rnd: With both MC and A held in front of work, *With MC, P1. With A, P1. When switching yarns, wrap yarn for next st under yarn used for previous st. Rep from * around.
3rd rnd: *With MC, P1. With A, P1. When switching yarns, wrap yarn for next st over yarn used for previous st. Rep from * around.
Break A and 1 strand of MC.
 
With rem 1 strand of MC and larger circular knitting needle, knit in rnds until work from beg measures 6" [15 cm].
 
Shape top, changing to set of 4 doublepointed needles where appropriate:
1st rnd: *K9. K2tog. Rep from * around. 80 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K8. K2tog. Rep from * around. 72 sts.
5th rnd: *K7. K2tog. Rep form * around. 64 sts.
7th rnd: *K6. K2tog. Rep from * around. 56 sts.
9th rnd: *K5. K2tog. Rep from * around. 48 sts.
11th rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. 40 sts.
13th rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. 32 sts.
15th rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
17th rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
18th rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 8 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely.
 
Pompom
Wrap A around 4 fingers approx 90 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew to top of Hat.