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Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Materials List

  • 2 colors of bulky weight yarn
  • Size 10 US Circular Knitting Needles


Using Color B, cast on 72 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim: Using Color B

Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2: purl all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your work measures 1.5 to 2 inches in length, or longer if you prefer.

Work Body of Hat

Set Up Row: Color A: knit all
Rows 1 & 2: Color B: *k2, s1, k3, s2* repeat around
Rows 3 & 4: Color A: *(k1, s1) x3, k2*; repeat around
Rows 5 & 6: Color B: *s1, k3, s1, k2, s1* repeat around
Rows 7 & 8: Color A: *k2, s1, k3, s1, k1*; repeat around
Rows 9 & 10: Color B: *s1, k2, s2, k3* repeat around
Rows 11 & 12: Color A: *k1, s1, k3, s1, k1, s1*; repeat around
Rows 13 & 14: Color B: *k2, s2, k2, s1, k1* repeat around
Rows 15 & 16: Color A: *(s1, k3)x2*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 16 until piece is about 7 to 7.5 inches in length.

Work Crown: Color B

Row 1: knit all stitches

Repeat Row 1 until your work measures about 8 inches in length, or longer if you prefer.

Crown Decrease: Color B: use dpns when needed

Row 1: *k6, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4: *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5: *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6: *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 7: * k2tog*; repeat around


Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure. Weave in ends and share.

If using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48.

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 88.

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 104 stitches.

The pattern is worked over 8 stitches.

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