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Let’s Go! Slouchy Knit Hat Pattern from Red Heart

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It’s the time of the year for football and nippy weather – so this knit hat pattern [3] from Red Heart Yarns is the perfect project to cast on now.  Knit up in the round in a fun seed stitch motif, the self-striping yarn makes this pattern easier than ever to make the ultimate hat to wear to the stadium to cheer on your team.  Keep your ears warm while you cheer for your favorite team.  And because this yarn is made in popular team color combinations, you can knit a hat perfect for a Green Bay Packers outing or a Chicago Bears tailgating party.

Of course, this is a super versatile pattern that you can make it with any color you choose.  Whether you want a hat knit up with team color stripes or even just a solid color, this is a great knitting pattern for beginners [4] who are ready to learn how to knit in the round.  The pom pom is completely optional, but is a fun addition, for sure!

ESCAPE

 

Let’s Go! Slouchy Knit Hat Pattern
Designed by Laura Bain for Red Heart

MATERIALS

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4” (10 cm); 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Seed stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

ABBREVIATIONS

Directions are for size Adult Small. Changes for size Adult Large are in parentheses.

Finished Circumference: 20 (22)” [51 (56) cm]

Notes

  1. Hat is worked in rounds beginning at the ribbed band.
  2. Body of hat is worked in Seed stitch.
  3. Change to double pointed needles when stitches no longer fit comfortably on circular needle.

HAT
With circular needle, cast on 80 (88) sts. Place marker for beginning of round.
Prepare to work in rounds.

Ribbing
Round 1: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end of round.
Repeat Round 1 until piece measures about 1” (2.5 cm) from beginning.

Seed Stitch Body
Round 1: K2tog, *p1, k1; repeat from * to end of round—79 (87) sts.
Round 2: P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of rnd.
Round 3: K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * to end of rnd.
Repeat Rounds 2 and 3 until piece measures about 7” (18 cm) from beginning, ending with a Round 2.

Shape Crown
Large Size Only:
Round 1: [K1, p1] 8 times, *k2tog, p2tog, [k1, p1] 9 times; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, p2tog, k1—79 sts.
Round 2: P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of round.
Both Sizes:
Round 1 (3): [K1, p1] 7 times, *k2tog, p2tog, [k1, p1] 8 times; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, p2tog, k1—71 sts.
Round 2 (4): P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 3 (5): [K1, p1] 6 times, *k2tog, p2tog, [k1, p1] 7 times; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, p2tog, k1—63 sts.
Round 4 (6): P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 5 (7): [K1, p1] 5 times, *k2tog, p2tog, [k1, p1] 6 times; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, p2tog, k1—55 sts.
Round 6 (8): P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 7 (9): [K1, p1] 4 times, *k2tog, p2tog, [k1, p1] 5 times; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, p2tog, k1—47 sts.
Round 8 (10): P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 9 (11): [K1, p1] 3 times, *k2tog, p2tog, [k1, p1] 4 times; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, p2tog, k1—39 sts.
Round 10 (12): P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 11 (13): [K1, p1] 2 times, *k2tog, p2tog, [k1, p1] 3 times; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, p2tog, k1—31 sts.
Round 12 (14): P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 13 (15): K1, p1, *k2tog, p2tog, [k1, p1] 2 times; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, p2tog, k1—23 sts.
Round 14 (16): [P2tog, k2tog] 5 times, p2tog, k1—12 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining stitches and remove the stitches from the needle. Pull on tail to close top opening.
Secure tail and weave in end.

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FINISHING
Pompom (optional)
Using a pompom maker or proceeding as follows, make a pompom and attach to top of hat.
Cut a 10” (25.5 cm) length of yarn and set aside. Wrap yarn around three center fingers. The more wraps, the fuller the pompom. Carefully remove wraps from fingers. With the 10” (25.5 cm) length, tie center of wraps together tightly. Fluff and trim pompom, but do not trim ends of 10” (25.5 cm) tying yarn. Use ends of tying yarn to attach pompom to top of hat.
Weave in ends.