Gather four colors of DK weight yarn to knit this brimmed hat. Begin with a folded brim in 2x2 ribbing and then continue into the main striped pattern. The body of the hat is worked with a fun dip stitch technique that creates clusters of long stitches. The instructions include a video link demonstrating this technique. You only work with one color at a time, making this project perfect for single skeins and leftover bits of DK weight wool. Pop a pom pom on top and keep cozy with this warm winter hat!
Finished Measurements 20″ / 52cm head circumference. Measurements taken after blocking. The length is customizable.
Shown on a 22.5″ / 57cm head circumference. The hat stretches to comfortably fit up to a 24″ / 61cm head circumference. You can use smaller needles to make a smaller hat or larger needle to make a larger hat.
Yarn DK weight
Yardage Approximately 195yds / 178m total
Color A - 120yds / 110m Color B - 25yds / 23m Color C - 25yds / 23m Color D - 25yds / 23m
Needles US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
Magic loop method is used for knitting in the round. Watch this Westknits video to assist with the magic loop technique. https://youtu.be/hpFHbHmrCcc
You can use DPN’s if you prefer. Watch this Westknits video to assist with knitting with DPNs. https://youtu.be/y9bvVy08PeE
Gauge 20 sts & 32 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in 2x2 ribbing after blocking. The gauge measurement is taken with the fabric slightly stretched. 20 sts & 32 rnds in Dip Stitch pattern after blocking
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