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City Chic Winter Hat


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Walk the streets in style while donning the City Chic Winter Hat. This simple yet stylish knit hat pattern features a whimsical pom pom and traditional Latvian Braid accent. Perfect for the intermediate knitter looking for a knit hat pattern with a little flare, the City Chic Winter Hat is sure to stand the test of time for seasons to come.

City Chic Winter Hat
City Chic Winter Hat
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Knitting Needle Size: 7 or 4.5 mm, 8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

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


  • Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds); Contrast A Neon Yellow (9773) - 1 ball
  • Simply Soft Heathers (141 g/5. oz;228 m/250 yds); Main Color (MC) Charcoal Heather (9508) - 1 ball
  • Sizes U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) and U.S. 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needles 16" [40 cm] long
  • Set of four size U.S. 8 (5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker



18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking stitch with larger needles and 1 strand.



One size to fit average woman’s head.



Alt = alternate(ing)
Approx = approximately
Beg = beginning
K = knit
k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
P = purl
rem = remain(ing)
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)



With 2 strands of MC tog and smaller circular needle, cast on 88 sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: Knit.
2nd rnd: Purl.
Rep last 2 rnds until work from beg measures 2½" [6 cm], ending on a knit rnd.

Work Latvian Braid: 1st rnd: *With 2 strands of MC, K1. With 2 strands of A, K1. Rep from * around.
2nd rnd: With both MC and A held in front of work, *With MC, P1. With A, P1. When switching yarns, wrap yarn for next st under yarn used for previous st. Rep from * around.
3rd rnd: *With MC, P1. With A, P1. When switching yarns, wrap yarn for next st over yarn used for previous st. Rep from * around.
Break A and 1 strand of MC.

With rem 1 strand of MC and larger circular knitting needle, knit in rnds until work from beg measures 6" [15 cm].

Shape top, changing to set of 4 doublepointed needles where appropriate:
1st rnd: *K9. K2tog. Rep from * around. 80 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K8. K2tog. Rep from * around. 72 sts.
5th rnd: *K7. K2tog. Rep form * around. 64 sts.
7th rnd: *K6. K2tog. Rep from * around. 56 sts.
9th rnd: *K5. K2tog. Rep from * around. 48 sts.
11th rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. 40 sts.
13th rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. 32 sts.
15th rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
17th rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
18th rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 8 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely.

Wrap A around 4 fingers approx 90 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew to top of Hat.

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Where your pattern says Shape top, changing to set of 4 double pointed needles where appropriate. What does this mean? I'm new. Also do I have to buy the circular and double pointed needles in both sizes? Is there a video on someone making this? It would be a lot easier to follow along and learn that way or a class?

Can the Chic City Hat be done with straight knitting needles?


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