Monday, April 07, 2008

Free Bulky Knit Hat Pattern

If that title doesn't bring them in, I don't know what will. My latest site hits are a lot of "mcy yarns" (which is unbelievably redundant--like "UPC code"), and the ubiquitous "civil war sontag." And for some reason I can't figure out, I keep getting hits in various Romance languages for images of nougat.


This pattern was inspired by Hannah,** but knitted in a truly bulky yarn. It's designed for the ponytail wearer who has despaired of wearing a hat in winter.

Size: Adult

  • 3 skeins of Knitting Fever Jumbo Merino
  • 1 pair size 13 straight needles
  • 1 set size 13 DPs
  • stitch marker (to mark beginning of round)
  • tapestry needle (to weave in ends)
  • 1 large (as in big honkin') button

Gauge: 2.5 stitches per inch in stockinette on straight needles, size 13


With straight needles, cast on 60 stitches. Knit one row.

Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 3 rows.

Buttonhole row: K2, YO, P2tog, (K2, P2 to end)

Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 3 more rows.

Cast off 6 stitches and beginning of next row and K across.

Work in stockinette until hat measures 5.5" from cast on.

Begin decreases: *K7, k2tog* across the row. K next row.

*K6, K2tog* across the row. K next row.

*K5, K2tog* across the row.

*K4, K2tog* across the row.

Working your yarn onto DPs, joining the yarn into a circle, and placing a marker to mark the beginning of the round, *K3, K2tog* around the row.

*K2, K2tog* around the row.

*K1, K2tog* around the row.

*K2tog* around the row.

Cut yarn, leaving a 10" tail. Weave yarn through remaining 6 stitches and tighten to close top of hat. Weave in ends.

Attach button.

(NB: If I ever make it big as a rock star or a free knitting pattern person, I promise to buy a better camera)

**Hannah was up on the late lamented Magknits. Alas, it is no more.


Cindy said...

Cool hat pattern. Wish I could wear my hair long enough for a ponytail. Kinky curly hair just wads, it does not ponytail.

Cheryl said...

I'm up looking for a bulky hat pattern - gonna try yours out for sure!

7-letter Deborah, never a Deb said...

Yay! Let me know how it turns out for you.