Bulky Gradient Hat
Whip up this no-colorwork-required hat in a flash!
The quick-to-knit Bulky Gradient Hat pattern is a great go-to. This trendy pattern produces a gradient technique without any stranded colorwork, making it perfect for beginners. Since this free knit hat pattern is knit flat, you don't even have to learn how to knit in the round! If you're not a fan of the blue and white, this pattern works just as well with any color combination, so pick out your two favorites or the colors of your favorite outfit for a quick matching accessory.
Knitting Needle Size19 or 15 mm
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
Gauge6 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st with 2 strands held tog.
Finished SizeApprox 5" x 70" [12.5 x 178 cm].
Bernat® Wool-Up Bulky™ (6 oz/170 g; 121 yds/110 m)
- Contrast A: Denim (50114) - 1 ball
- Contrast B: Aran (50008) - 1 ball
- Size U.S. 19 (15 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 32 sts.
Knit 3 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS.
Beg on a knit row, work 4 rows in stocking st.
Break 1 strand of A. Join 1 strand of B. Holding 1 strand each of A and B tog, and beg on a knit row, work 6 rows in stocking st.
Break A. Join B.
Holding 2 strands of B tog, beg on a knit row, work 4 rows in stocking st.
1st row: (RS). *K2. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 24 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 16 sts.
5th row: *K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 8 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely. Sew back seam.
- Knit next 2 stitches together
- Right side
- Wrong side
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