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Bright In-Style Hat

Bright In-Style Hat
Bright In-Style Hat
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The Bright In-Style Hat features great looking neon colors that add living color to your look. This hat is easy to knit on circular needles then the top is gathered up and secured, so there's no seaming needed. This free knitting pattern is ideal for those knitters looking for an easy pattern they can work up in a short amount of time. Plus, you only need one ball of yarn to complete this hat. When the weather cools down, you don't need to sacrifice style or comfort. You can still enjoy bright colors all year long and this bold hat is proof. If you want to stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons, then this free knit hat pattern is all you need.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge16 sts = 4” (10 cm); 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeHat circumference: 18 (20, 22)” [46 (51, 56) cm].

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Tweed Twist™:1 ball 9385 Neon Royal
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8] 16” (41 cm)
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle

Instructions

Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.

Hat

Cast on 72 (80, 88) sts. Place marker to join in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Rounds 1-5: Knit.
Rounds 6-10: *K2, P2; repeat from * around.
Rounds 11-13: Purl.
Rounds 14-16: Knit.
Repeat Rounds 11 - 16 until work measures 5” (13 cm) from cast on edge, ending with Round 13.

Crown

Round 1: *K6, k2tog; repeat from * around – 63 (70, 77) sts.
Rounds 2-3: Knit.
Rounds 4-6: Purl.
Round 7: *K5, k2tog; repeat from * around – 54 (60, 66) sts.
Rounds 8-12: Repeat Rounds 2-6.
Round 13: *K4, k2tog; repeat from * around – 45 (50, 55) sts.
Rounds 14-18: Repeat Rounds 2-6.
Round 19: *K3, k2tog; repeat from * around – 36 (40, 44) sts.
Rounds 20-21: Knit.
Rounds 22-24: Purl.
Rounds 25-27: Knit.
Rounds 28-33: Repeat Rounds 22-27.
Rounds 34-35: Purl.
Round 36: *K2tog; repeat from * around – 18 (20, 22) sts.

Finishing

Cut yarn and using yarn needle, draw through remaining sts twice. Draw up firmly; fasten securely. Weave in all loose ends.

Abbreviations

k
knit
k2tog
knit the next 2 sts together
mm
millimeters
p
purl
st(s)
stitch(es)
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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This is a cute hat, and easy to make. I like that it's knitted on circular needles so there is no seam to sew up the back! The only thing I would change is that I would add some ribbing to the first rows, since the stockinette stitch edge tends to curl up and sometimes lose its shape over time.

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