Yarn: 75 yards of Chunky Weight acrylic blend yarn. Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky was used in sample (1/2 skein) in Charcoal. 5oz/140g, (153yd/140m), 80% acrylic, 20% wool.
Loom: Purple Round Knifty Knitter Loom (48 pegs)
Notions: Knitting Tool, Tapestry Needle, cable needle/or stitch holder
Other: Button for decoration
Gauge: 13sts and 22 rows=4 inches in stockinette stitch
Size: Fits up to 20 inch head circumference
8 inches from cast on edge to crown
Skills Knowledge: knit stitch, purl stitch, flat panel knitting, k2tog, ssk (tutorial on the k2tog and ssk included)
k=knit (with Knit Stitch or Flat Stitch or U-Stitch, not e-wrap)
k2tog=knit two stitches together
ssk=slip, slip, knit
Pattern Notes: The first 8 rows are done as a flat panel. During these 8 rows, you will be working on 52 stitches, the last 4 stitches will overlap on the last 4 pegs, you will remove them as needed to work on the first 4 pegs. Please see video tutorial at this youtube link: http://tinyurl.com/3kht2u
Cast on 52sts (Yarn should end up on the left of anchor peg, ready to begin Row 1.
Row 1, 3, 5, 7: k
Row 2, 4, 6, 8: p
Row 9: BO4 at beginning of row, k to end of row (48sts remain)
End of Brim (measures 1.5 inches)
From this point forward you will be working in the round. When you reach the end of the row (at peg 48) simply take the yarn to peg 1 and continue with the instructions below.
Next: Work 26 rounds in stockinette stitch (knit every round)
Done in 4 flat panels (Follow panel instructions below).
Top will be divided into 4 sections, each one consisting of 12 pegs/stitches.
Panel 1 consists of pegs: 1-12
Panel 2 consists of pegs: 13-24
Panel 3 consists of pegs: 25-36
Panel 4 consists of pegs: 37-48
Seam the panels with mattress stitch
If there is an opening at the very top, close it with the yarn coming from one of the panels.
Attach button to side brim of the hat
Follow panel instructions for each panel. Once each panel is complete, cut yarn leaving a 12 inch tail (used later for seaming). Once the yarn is cut from the previous panel, attach it to the first peg of the next panel (ei: peg 13, peg 25, peg 37).
Weave ends in. Block lightly.
Done on 12 pegs:
Row 1: k
Row 2: k
Row 3: k, k2tog, k to last 3sts, ssk, k
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until 4sts remain
Next row: k
Next row: k2tog, ssk
Next row: k
Next row: k2tog
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