It's almost Thanksgiving! The weather is finally chilly here in Delaware and the need for hats is skyrocketing. It's hard to keep up with demand and we truly need all the hats we can get. I'm sure your local cancer centers need caps too. Please help out where you can! I know this time of year gets busy, but try to make a difference in your community in some way.
We've been taking lots of walks lately and nature keeps inspiring yarn choices and hat patterns!
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Use 2 colors of 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles
In the model Color A is orange, B is brown.
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
Using Color A, cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.
Work Brim: Using Color A
Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2: purl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your work measures 1.5 to 2 inches in length, or longer if you prefer.
Work Body of Hat Using Color B:
Foundation Row: knit all stitches
Row 1: *p1, k7*; repeat around
Rows 2 & 8: *k1, p1, k5, p1*; repeat around
Rows 3 & 7: *k2, p1, k3, p1, k1*; repeat around
Rows 4 & 6: *k3, p1, k1, p1, k2*; repeat around
Row 5: *k4, p1, k3*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 through 8 until piece is about 7 inches in length.
**End with a Row 1 for the top of the diamond.**
Decrease Crown: use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *k6, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *k5 k2tog *; repeat around
Row 3: *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4: *k3 k2tog *; repeat around
Row 5: *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6: *k1 k2tog *; repeat around
Row 7: *k2tog*; repeat around
**If using super bulky or chunky yarn, start the crown decrease at Row 5 instead.**
Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure. Weave in ends and share.
If using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 64.
If using 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 80.
If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 104 stitches.
The pattern is worked over 8 stitches.
Feel free to use just 1 color.