An eye-catching hat with a stylish stranded band
designed to keep your ears warm this winter!
Size: will fit head circumference of 56cm. For a larger/smaller size, consider changing yarn and/or needles.
Yarn: SOKA sock yarn, fingering/4 ply/14wpi, 50g=150m, 3 skeins. Colours A (yellow), B (light gray), C (dark gray). You can use a different yarn for the lining, in this case you’ll need 1 skein of A, half a skein of both B and C and 1 skein for the lining.
You will need:
60 cm circular needles, metric size 3mm and/or
4 double-pointed needles, metric size 3mm
Tapestry needle or crochet hook
Gauge: 10cm = 26sts (in stockinette stitch on 3mm needles)
st – stitch
R, rnd – round
k – knit
k2tog – knit two stitches together
k3tog – knit three stitches together
yo – yarn over
SKP – slip, knit, pull: slip 1 stitch onto the right needle as to knit, knit the following stitch, pull the second stitch through the first one
The hat has two layers for extra warmth and is knitted in the round on circular and/or double-pointed needles.
Manage yarn tails as soon as they appear: you won’t be able to do this once the hat is ready.
The outer hat should fit somewhat loosely: you’ll need some space for the lining.
While making the lining knit tighter: the lining will come out a little smaller and thus, fit better inside the outer hat.
When the number of stitches gets smaller, switch to double-pointed needles for more comfort.
With scrap yarn, cast on 144 sts (use the cast-on method that allows to unwind yarn easily). Join Colour A.
K 6R in A
*k2tog, yo*, repeat around
The rest of the pattern is knitted in Colour A.
R27-32: k all (6 rnds)
R33: k10, *k2tog, k1, SKP, k19*, k9
R34-39: k all (6 rnds)
R40: k9, *k2tog, k1, SKP, k17*, k8
R41-45: k all (5 rnds)
R46: k8, *k2tog, k1, SKP, k15*, k7
R47-50: k all (4 rnds)
R51: k7, *k2tog, k1, SKP, k13*, k6
R52-54: k all (3 rnds)
R55: k6, *k2tog, k1, SKP, k11*, k5
R56-57: k all (2 rnds)
R58: k5, *k2tog, k1, SKP, k9*, k4
R59: k all
R60: k4, *k2tog, k1, SKP, k7*, k3
R61: k all
R62: k3, *k2tog, k1, SKP, k5*, k2
R63: k all
R64: k2, *k2tog, k1, SKP, k3*, k1
R65: k all
R66: *k1, k2tog, k1, SKP* (24 sts left)
R67: k all
R68: *k1, k3tog* (12 sts left)
R69: k all
Cut yarn leaving a 30cm tail, pull it through the remaining stitches and fasten off.
Now it’s time to take care of the lining. Unweave the scrap yarn and pick up the open stitches. The inner hat is exactly the same as the outer, only without the stranded pattern. You have already worked 6 rounds of the inner hat after casting on, so continue knitting from R7 and until you reach R33, then make decreases following the pattern.
Wash the hat (according to the instructions on your yarn) to allow the stranded part lie smoothly.
Wear with pleasure and stay visible!
Pedestrian (knitted hat) by Iryna Klionava is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.