Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hipster Hat (version 2)

Photo credit: Pablo Tsukayama
This hat is very similar to my warm bulky hipster hat except it is made with worsted weight yarn and smaller needles. It was a very easy knit and is fun to do. Directions are listed below, but click here for a printer-friendly pdf of the pattern.

Hipster Hat Version 2
By Heidi Arjes, © Heidi Arjes, 2016. This pattern is for personal use only. Commercial use without written permission of the author is prohibited.
Gauge: 20 stitches by 16 rows is 4 inches by 4 inches in K1P1 ribbing. Always check your gauge before beginning a pattern, especially as I have a loose knitting style.

Finished dimensions: Finished hat is 18” unstretched (stretches to ~24”) and measures ~10” from the base to the top.

Materials needed:
Size 5 16” circular needles
Size 8 16” circular needles
Size 8 double-pointed needles
Worsted weight yarn (I chose Vanna’s Choice)
Yarn needle

Cast on 88 stitches with size 5 circular needles. Join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.
K1P1 ribbing for 12 rows.
Switch to size 8 needles, continuing in the K1P1 ribbing pattern.
Continue knitting until the hat measures ~8 inches from the brim and then begin decreasing.

*K2tog, K6* repeat around (77 stitches remaining).
*K2tog, K5* repeat around (66 stitches remaining).
*K2tog, K4* repeat around (55 stitches remaining).
*K2tog, K3* repeat around (44 stitches remaining).
*K2tog, K2* repeat around (33 stitches remaining).
*K2tog, K1* repeat around (22 stitches remaining).
*K2tog* repeat around (11 stitches remaining).

Cut yarn, leaving an ~8 inch tail. Using yarn needles, pull the tail through the remaining 11 stitches (twice if possible) and pull tight. Secure the yarn ends inside the work.

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