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This is a quick & easy baby hat knitting pattern using up some of your left-over super bulky yarn & it gives you a reason to buy another fur pom. {Like you really need a reason! ;)}

 

About:

Available Sizes: Five

Style: One, Slouchy

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

Bonus: Video

 

Techniques:

Knit in the Round

Knit in the Magic Loop Method

Knit & Purl Stitches

Cable Stitches

Increase & Decrease Stitches

 

Materials:

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Alternative Yarn Options: Cascade Lana Grande, Hometown USA, Rico Essentials Super Super Chunky, Rowan Big Wool Yarn, MillaMia Naturally Soft Super Chunky, Lang Yarns Virginia

Magic Loop Method Needle Size: US 13 {9mm} Knitting Needles with a 24″+ {60cm} Cable, or DPNs

Knit in the Round Needle Size: US 13 {9mm} Knitting Needles with a 16″ {40cm} Cable

Extras: Stitch Marker, Cable Needle

 

Sizes:

Baby, Child, Teen, Adult Medium, Adult Large

Fits Head Circumferences: 14”, 16”, 19”, 21”, 23” {36cm, 41cm, 48cm, 53cm, 58cm}

Details:

Gauge: 8 STS & 6 rows per 4” {10cm} square {cable pattern below}

 

Notes:

Knit bottom up, brim to crown.

If you need a slightly snugger brim you can CO & knit the first few rounds using a size US 11 needle and then switch to a size US 13 needle for the rest of the hat.

If you’d like a longer, more gradual, decrease you can knit a round in between the decrease rounds, knitting the knits and purling the purls.

 

Video:

Click here to watch the “How to Block a Hat” video tutorial.

Click here to watch the “How to Decrease for the Crown” video tutorial.

Click here to learn how to “How to C4F” in my video tutorial.

Click here to watch the “How to INC1 Backwards Loop” video tutorial.

 

Size Baby, 14” {36cm} Head Circumference:

Yardage: 37 – 42 yards {34 – 38 meters}

Measurements: 6″ x 6″ {16cm x 16cm}

Weight: 1.9oz {55g}

 

Pattern, Knit in the Round, Magic Loop Method:

CO 24 STS, split 12 STS on each needle, PM, join in the round.

Round 1: *K2, P1*

Round 2: *K2, INC1, P1* {increase 8 STS = 32}

Round 3: *K3, INC1, P1* {increase 8 STS = 40}

Rounds 4-16: *K4, P1* {except rounds 9 & 14}

Rounds 9 & 14: *C4F, P1*

 

Decrease for the crown:

Round 17: *K2, K2TOG, P1, PM* {decrease 8 STS = 32}

Round 18: *K1, K2TOG, P1, SM* {decrease 8 STS = 24}

Round 19: *K2TOG, P1, SM* {decrease 8 STS = 16}

Round 20: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker* {decrease 8 STS = 8}

 

End:

Without binding-off, cut the yarn leaving a 10” tail, pull it through the remaining STS, push through the top hole to the inside and then weave in the ends.

Block, if desired.

 

Size Child, 16” {41cm} Head Circumference:

Yardage: 53 – 58 yards {48 – 53 meters}

Measurements: 7″ x 7 1/4″ {18cm x 18cm}

Weight: 2.6oz {75g}

 

Pattern, Knit in the Round, Magic Loop Method:

{You can knit this in the round with a 16” cable if you have short tips, 3 1/2” {9cm}}

CO 32 STS, split 16 STS on each needle, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-2: *K3, P1*

Round 3: *K3, INC1, P1* {increase 8 STS = 40}

Rounds 4-21: *K4, P1* {except rounds 9, 14 & 19}

Rounds 9, 14 & 19: *C4F, P1*

 

Decrease for the crown:

If you’re knitting in the round switch to a longer cable, to knit in the magic loop method

Round 22: *K2, K2TOG, P1, PM* {decrease 8 STS = 32}

Round 23: *K1, K2TOG, P1, SM* {decrease 8 STS = 24}

Round 24: *K2TOG, P1, SM* {decrease 8 STS = 16}

Round 25: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker* {decrease 8 STS = 8}

 

End:

Without binding-off, cut the yarn leaving a 10” tail, pull it through the remaining STS, push through the top hole to the inside and then weave in the ends.

Block, if desired.

 

Size Teen, 19” {48cm} Head Circumference:

Yardage: 68 – 73 yards {62 – 67 meters}

 

Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO 40 STS, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-27: *K4, P1* {except rounds 10, 15, 20, 25}

Rounds 10, 15, 20 & 25: *C4F, P1*

 

Decrease for the crown:

Switch to a longer cable, to knit in the magic loop method

Round 28: *K2, K2TOG, P1, PM* {decrease 8 STS = 32}

Round 29: *K1, K2TOG, P1, SM* {decrease 8 STS = 24}

Round 30: *K2TOG, P1, SM* {decrease 8 STS = 16}

Round 31: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker* {decrease 8 STS = 8}

 

End:

Without binding-off, cut the yarn leaving a 10” tail, pull it through the remaining STS, push through the top hole to the inside and then weave in the ends.

Block, if desired.

 

Size Adult Medium, 21” {53cm} Head Circumference:

Yardage: 76 – 81 yards {70 – 74 meters}

Measurements: 8″ x 9 1/4″ {20cm x 24cm}

Weight: 3.7oz {105g}

 

Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO 45 STS, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-27: *K4, P1* {except rounds 10, 15, 20, 25}

Rounds 10, 15, 20 & 25: *C4F, P1*

 

Note:

If you’d like a slouchy hat repeat rounds 21 – 25, 1 or 2 more times, depending on how much slouch you’d like.

 

Decrease for the crown:

Switch to a longer cable, to knit in the magic loop method

Round 28: *K2, K2TOG, P1, PM* {decrease 9 STS = 36}

Round 29: *K1, K2TOG, P1, SM* {decrease 9 STS = 27}

Round 30: *K2TOG, P1, SM* {decrease 9 STS = 18}

Round 31: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker* {decrease 9 STS = 9}

 

End:

Without binding-off, cut the yarn leaving a 10” tail, pull it through the remaining STS, push through the top hole to the inside and then weave in the ends.

Block, if desired.

 

Size Adult Large, 23” {58cm} Head Circumference:

Yardage: 83 – 88 yards {76 – 80 meters}

 

Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO 50 STS, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-27: *K4, P1* {except rounds 10, 15, 20, 25}

Rounds 10, 15, 20 & 25: *C4F, P1*

 

Note:

If you’d like a slouchy hat repeat rounds 21 – 25, 1 or 2 more times, depending on how much slouch you’d like.

 

Decrease for the crown:

Switch to a longer cable, to knit in the magic loop method

Round 28: *K2, K2TOG, P1, PM* {decrease 10 STS = 40}

Round 29: *K1, K2TOG, P1, SM* {decrease 10 STS = 30}

Round 30: *K2TOG, P1, SM* {decrease 10 STS = 20}

Round 31: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker* {decrease 10 STS = 10}

 

End:

Without binding-off, cut the yarn leaving a 10” tail, pull it through the remaining STS, push through the top hole to the inside and then weave in the ends.

Block, if desired.

 

Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat between *

BO – bind-off in pattern

C4F – cable 4 front – Transfer 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 2 stitches and then knit 2 stitches off the cable needle

CO – cast-on using the long-tail cast-on method

INC1 – make 1 stitch, I use a backwards loop

K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

PM – place marker

SM – slip stitch marker

STS – stitches

 

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