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In this sand tracks hat knitting pattern, learn the sand tracks stitch from Day 9 of my #100daysofknitstitches series.



Available Sizes: One

Size: 20 – 22″ {51 – 56cm} Head Circumference

Styles: One, Slouchy

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches

Increase Stitch

Decrease Stitch

Cable Stitch



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 90 – 100 yards {83 – 92 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} & 24”+ {60cm} Cable, or DPNs

Extras: Stitch Markers, Cable Needle

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Measurements: 9″ Wide x 11″ {23cm x 28cm}

Gauge: 10 STS & 14 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 5.6oz {160g}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the sand tracks stitch.

Knit in the round with a circular needle.

When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.



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 watch the “Sand Tracks Knit Stitch” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit In The Round:

Using US 11 {8mm} circular knitting needles with a 16” {40cm} cable.

CO 44 STS, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-5: *K2, P2*

Round 6: *K2, KFB* last 2 STS: KFB, KFB {increase 16 STS, total of 60 STS}

Rounds 7-9: *K*

Round 10: *C6F, K6*

Round 11-14: *K*

Round 15: *K6, C6B*

Rounds 16-19: *K*

Round 20: *C6F, K6*

Rounds 21-24: *K*

Round 25: *K6, C6B*



When the stitches get too tight switch to DPNs or a longer cable and knit using the magic loop method.


Decrease for the crown:

Round 36: [K7, K2TOG, PM, K6, K2TOG, PM] repeat 3 times, K7, K2TOG, SM {7 STS 53 STS remaining}

Round 37: [K6, K2TOG, SM, K5, K2TOG, SM] repeat 3 times, K6, K2TOG, SM {7 STS 46 STS remaining}

Round 38: [K5, K2TOG, SM, K4, K2TOG, SM] repeat 3 times, K5, K2TOG, SM {-7 STS 39 STS remaining}

Round 39: [K4, K2TOG, SM, K3, K2TOG, SM] repeat 3 times, K4, K2TOG, SM {-7 STS 32 STS remaining}

Round 40: [K3, K2TOG, SM, K2, K2TOG, SM] repeat 3 times, K3, K2TOG, SM {-7 STS 25 STS remaining}

Round 41: [K2, K2TOG, SM, K1, K2TOG, SM] repeat 3 times, K2, K2TOG, SM {-7 STS 18 STS remaining}

Round 42: [K1, K2TOG, SM, K2TOG, SM] repeat 3 times, K1, K2TOG, SM {-7 STS 11 STS remaining}

Round 43: [K2TOG, K1] repeat 3 times, K2TOG, {-4 STS 7 STS remaining}

{remove stitch markers as you come to them}



Without binding-off, cut the yarn leaving a 10” {25cm} tail, pull it through the remaining STS, push through the top hole to the inside and then weave in the ends.



To block this hat I use a saucer. Like a teacup and saucer. ;) I put it inside the hat, so the bottom “swirl” is in the center of the saucer and the saucer is bulging outward, spritz it with some water, pat dry with a clean towel and let it dry overnight.



* – * – repeat between *

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

C6F – cable6front {Transfer 3 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 3 stitches and then knit the 3 stitches off the cable needle}

C6B – cable6back {Transfer 3 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the back of your work, knit the next 3 stitches and then knit the 3 stitches off the cable needle}

DPNs – double pointed needles

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

KFB – knit the stitch, before slipping off, knit another stitch into the back of the same stitch, slip to right needle

K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together

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

PM – place stitch marker

SM – slip stitch marker

STS – stitches




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{FREE} Sand Tracks Hat Knitting Pattern : Peppy