The perfect wool winter hat!
Color A: Worsted Weight Brown Wool (this one we used was from the hobbit Farm in New Zealand)
Color B: 135 Pirate Chest Brown (1 Skein) - Sassy Skein Karibbean Kotton
Size 6 x 16” circular needle
Stitches 22 and 30 Rows = 4”
To save time, check your gauge!
With Color A, cast on (CO) 116 sts. Place stitch marker and join work. You will be working in the round (rnd). Knit first 11 rnds in a K2, P2 rib sts.
Rnd 12-13: Knit in Color A
Rnd 14: * K3 in Color B, K1 Color A repeat from * till the end of the rnd
Rnd 15: K1 in Color A, *K1 Color B, K3 in Color A repeat from * till the end of the rnd
Rnd 16: Knit in Color B
Rnd 17: Knit in Color A
Rnd 18: Knit in Color B
Rnd 19: Knit in Color A
Repeat Rnds 12-19 until piece measures 9” and begin crowning.
CROWN SHAPING: Work in Color A
Rnd 1: *K2tog repeat from *till end of the rnd
Rnd 2: Knit
Rnd 3: *K2tog repeat from * till the end of the rnd
Rnd 4: Knit
Rnd 5: * K2tog repeat from *
Do not Bind Off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Using a tapestry needle thread yarn tail through each live stitch taking it off your needle as you go. When you have them all off the needle, pull together tightly and secure.
POM-POM: Make pom-pom with Colors A & B. Wind these strands of yarn all together around a 5” piece of cardboard several times. (The more winds, the fuller the pom-pom). Slide off the cardboard and tie around the middle tightly with strand of yarn. Cut end loops. Attach to hat with tail left at top of hat. Secure tightly. Trim pom-pom ends as needed.
Weave in any yarn tails to the wrong side of Hat. Clip close.
Please contact us with any comments or questions! Happy Knitting!