The Textile Lab

Christmas Hat

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Designs | 0 comments

You still have time to knit a little gift for someone you love!

Last minute gift: a little hat

Size
baby (toddler, child, adult, larger adult)
head circumference: 38 (43, 48, 53, 57,5)cm

Material
yarn: any worsted weight yarn, such as Cascade 220, W4 Shelridge, Shepherds, etc. In red and white – or whatever colors you like.
Needles: 3,5mm and 4mm (circular 40cm/16″ long) and 4mm (dpns). Note: use whatever size you need to get the gauge.
Notions: 1 marker; darning needle.

Gauge
20 sts x 28 rows = 10cm

Directions
With smaller needle and color A, cast on 64 (72, 80, 88, 96) sts.

Work in k2-p2 ribbing for 6 (6, 8, 8, 8) cm.

Change to color B and larger needles, and knit for 6 (7, 7, 8, 10)cm / 9 (10, 11, 12, 14) cm measured with ribbing folded.

Start decreasing.
note: start accordingly to your size and keep working decreases to the next size until you have only 8 sts total on your needles.

Large Adult start here:
round 1: *k10, k2tog* 8 times. (8 sts decreased)
round 2: knit.
Keep working the following decreases.

Adult start here:
round 1: *k9, k2tog* 8 times. (8 sts decreased)
round 2: knit.
Keep working the following decreases.

Child start here:
round 1: *k8, k2tog* 8 times. (8 sts decreased)
round 2: knit.
Keep working the following decreases.

Toddler start here:
round 1: *k7, k2tog* 8 times. (8 sts decreased)
round 2: knit.
Keep working the following decreases.

Baby start here:
round 1: *k6, k2tog* 8 times. (8 sts decreased)
round 2: knit.
Keep working the following decreases.

For all sizes:

round 3: *k5, k2tog* 8 times. (8 sts decreased)
rounds 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 : knit.
round 5: *k4, k2tog* 8 times. (8 sts decreased)
round 7: *k3, k2tog* 8 times. (8 sts decreased)
round 9: *k2, k2tog* 8 times. (8 sts decreased)
round 11: *k1, k2tog* 8 times. (8 sts decreased)
round 13: *k2tog* 8 times. (8 sts decreased)

8 sts remain.

Cut the yarn and place the end on a tapestry needle. Pull the needle through the remaining sts and pull up tight to close the hole.
Pull the end to the inside and weave in ends.

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