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Change Your Stripes Hat

By: Patons

Spice up your life and add some color to your fall wardrobe with the Change Your Stripes Hat. With three different versions all using garter stitch knitting, these knit hat patterns are perfect for the beginner knitter looking to show off their skills to the world. Both comfortable and stylish, this easy knit hat pattern knows no gender. Make a his and hers set; no one will be able to get over how absolutely amazing these knit hats are. Get out there and learn how to knit a hat today. Soon, you'll have a knit hat that is sure to be the talk of the town.


Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Patons® Classic Wool Roving™ (3.5 oz/170 g; 109 yds/120 m)
    Version 1: Contrast A Cherry (77709) - 1 ball; Contrast B Pumpkin (77605) - 1 ball; Contrast C Yellow (77615) - 1 ball; Contrast D Cloverleaf (77222) - 1 ball
    Version 2: Contrast A Pumpkin (77605) - 1 ball; Contrast B Yellow (77615) - 1 ball; Contrast C Cherry (77709) - 1 ball; Contrast D Taupe (77013) - 1 ball
    Version 3: Contrast A Yellow (77615) - 1 ball; Contrast B Taupe (77013) - 1 ball; Contrast C Cherry (77709) - 1 ball; Contrast D Pacific Teal (77203) - 1 ball
  • Size U.S. 10½ (6.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE: 14 sts and 18 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

Measurements: One size to fit average adult's head.

Alt = Alternate(ing)
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong side

With A, cast on 68 sts.
1st row: (RS). *K2. P1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: *P2. K1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P1) ribbing once more, then 1st row once.

Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (WS). With D, knit.
2nd row: With D, knit.
3rd and 4th rows: With C, knit.
5th and 6th rows: With B, knit.
7th and 8th rows: With A, knit.
These 8 rows form Stripe Pat.
Cont in Stripe Pat until work from beg measures 9½" [24 cm], ending on a RS row.

Shape Top: Keeping cont of Stripe
Pat, proceed as follows:
1st row: (WS). *K7. K2tog. K8. Rep from * to end of row. 64 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Knit.
3rd row: K1. (K2tog. K5) 9 times. 55 sts.
5th row: K1. (K2tog. K4) 9 times. 46 sts.
7th row: K1. (K2tog. K3) 9 times. 37 sts.
9th row: K1. (K2tog. K2) 9 times. 28 sts.
11th row: K1. (K2tog. K1) 9 times. 19 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts. Sew center back seam.

Pompom: Wrap A, B, C and D around 4 fingers 30 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew securely to top of Hat.

Change Your Stripes Hat

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