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Orange Sherbet Easy-Fit Hat

By: Mary Jane Protus for Red Heart

Do you remember your first bite of ice cream? Chances are you don't, but you'll never forget your first knitting project. You'll be proud no matter how bad it looks, and you'll wear it every chance you get. The Orange Sherbet Easy Fit Hat is the perfect pattern for beginning knitters. This easy knit hat pattern features a simple ribbed stitch, fold-over brim, and a yarn the color of one of our favorite summer treats. Good luck and happy knitting!

Orange Sherbet Easy-Fit Hat
Orange Sherbet Easy-Fit Hat
This image courtesy of RedHeart.com

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size: 10 or 6 mm

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Note: Add a cute Addicitve Knit Bow to give your hat a little femine flair!

Materials:

  • Red Heart® With Love™: 1 skein 1252 Mango
  • Knitting Needles: 6mm [US 10]
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4”; 20 rows = 4” in ribbing, slightly stretched. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

ABBREVIATIONS:
mm = millimeters
st(s) = stitch (es)
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

HAT
Cast on 70 sts.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): *Purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, purl 2.
Row 2 (Right Side): *Knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until work measures 10 inches from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.


Shape Crown
Row 1 (Right Side): *Knit 2, purl 2 together (decrease 1 stitch); repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2 – 53 stitches.
Row 2 (Wrong Side): *Purl 2, knit 1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, purl 2.
Row 3: *Knit 2, purl 1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Next Row: *Knit 2 together, purl 1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2 – 36 stitches.
Next Row: Purl 2, *knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * to end.
Next Row: *Knit 2 together; repeat from * to end – 18 stitches.
Next Row: Purl.
Last Row: *Knit 2 together; repeat from * to end – 9 sts.
Cut yarn leaving a long end for seaming.


Weave yarn through remaining stitches; gather stitches up firmly and secure. Sew the back seam. Starting about 3 inches from the bottom, sew the seam on the reverse side, as this will be turned up for the brim.

Hat measures 18 inches around (slightly stretched).


Fits most adults.

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