I love making this hat because being a crocheter at heart, I have to make instant gratification projects. If it’s not quick, forgetaboutit. This hat knits up in a jiffy, even though I’ve only been knitting for a while. (Granted, not as fast as I can crochet, but you can’t design crochet hats with a stitch pattern like this…)
Pattern is mainly for my own reference so it’s not completely precise, but feel free to enjoy! Just eyeball it and go. Contact me if you have any questions and I’d be more than happy to help!
Hat was named for my roommate in college, Hannah, who is classy and indie and wonderfully beautiful, just like this hat.
Size 13 (9.0mm) Knitting Needles
1 Skein Lionbrand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (107 yards) or any bulky weight yarn
CO 48 stitches
Knit 4×4 rib for 2 1/2 inches (or however long you’d like your band to be).
Next Row: Switch to Mistake Ribbing For Body: *k2, p2* across until 2 stitches remain. P2tog (you need an odd number of stitches for the mistake ribbing).
Continue to work Mistake Ribbing (*k2, p2* across until last stitch, p1) until hat measures 7 inches from cast on edge.
Next Row: Begin to decrease. k 1, *k2tog, p2tog* across. Continue decreasing for 3 Rows until only 7 stitches remain.
Cut yarn and weave yarn through remaining stitches on needle, gathering hat shut.
Sew up side seam of hat and Enjoy!
If you’re not a fan of straight needles, instructions on how to knit this hat in the round are found below:
Cast on 48, do 4×4 rib as instructed.
Now here is where it gets tricky:Mark your first stitch with a marker and k2 p2 around. (ending in p2)
Start next row (in the round means next stitch) p1, k2, p2 around till last stitch, and then p1. and then repeat. next row would start with K2.
Continue to work mistake ribbing until hat measure 7 inches from beginning.
Work decreases in hat as written above ^^. (Next Row: Begin to decrease. k 1, *k2tog, p2tog* across. Continue decreasing for 3 Rows until only 7 stitches remain.)
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