I shared this on my instagram account and there were a few people interested in the pattern. I don’t really have a name for this hat, although I have created it over 50 times with different yarns, I don’t think I ever gave it a name. It is my default pattern when I knit for gifts or for fun while I watch tv. I can’t sit and watch tv without knitting on my lap, it makes me feel guilty to be “wasting” time, so I have to knit to make myself feel less guilty.
The pattern is pretty simple, and of course, it uses my favorite yarn of all time, Malabrigo Rasta.
K=knit stitch (u-stitch, or true knit stitch recommended)
k2tog=knit 2 stitches together
Loom: Flexee Loom Chunky Links, 24 links (48 pegs).
Yarn: Approximately 95 yards of bulky weight yarn. Malabrigo Rasta was used in sample in Azules.
Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, row counter (optional)
Gauge: 4.5 sts x 6 rows=2 inches.
Size: Fits a head circumference up to 21″ (using the loom above and the yarn specified above).
WAIT, WAIT….I don’t have the above loom, what other loom can I use?If you don’t have the Flexee Loom Chunky, you can use any other large gauge knitting loom that has a peg multiple of 4 (36, 40, 44, 48 pegs etc). Use the stitch chart below to help you in keeping track of your rounds. The decreases at the top of the crown may not be feasible if you are using a loom that doesn’t allow you to remove links or move sliders down–in this case, work until the hat is about 7.5 inches in length then bind off with the gather removal method.
Note: the combination of the loom gauge and the yarn you use will determine the size of your hat. If you use a different loom and a different yarn, your gauge may be completely different than the one I obtained. Please adjust accordingly to fit your needs.
Assemble 24 Flexee Chunky Links into a circular configuration to work in the round.
Cast on 48 sts, join to work in the round.
Round 1-6: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. (The brim is approximately 2″)
Round 7: *k3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Round 8: *k2, p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Round 9: *k1, p1, k2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Round 10: *p1, k3; rep from * to end of rnd.
Repeat Rounds 7-10 until item measures approximately 7 inches from cast on edge.
Next round: *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (24 sts remain)
Next round: *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (12 sts remain)
Bind off with gather removal method. Weave in all ends. Gently tug vertically on the knitted item to set the stitches.
Chart of the stitch pattern (multiple of 4 stitches in the round).