This is the latest hat design for Delaware Head Huggers! Thank you Elissa for the name! It's another Football Game type hat that can be knit in no time and will suit anyone, depending on the color yarn you choose to use. I used Lion Brand Hometown USA for this, but if you don't have bulky yarn around, just hold 2 strands of worsted weight yarn (different colors if you like) together and that will work fine.
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You Need: Bulky or 6-weight yarn (about 75-80 yards) and size US 13 circular needles
C2F: place 1 stitch on a cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit next stitch, then knit the stitch from the cable needle.
C2B: place 1 stitch on a cable needle and hold in back of work. Knit next stitch, then knit the stitch from the cable needle.
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.
Rows 1 & 3: *k2, p1*; repeat around
Row 2: *C2F, p1*; repeat around
Row 4: *C2B, p1*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until the piece measures
between 7 and 7.5 inches in length. Approximately 6 or 7 times depending on how tightly you knit.
Row 1: *k2tog, p1*; repeat around
Row 2: *k2tog*; repeat around
Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure. Weave in ends and enjoy.
The pattern is in multiples of 3, so adjust accordingly. The hat is stretchy and should fit most adults. If you don’t have any bulky weight yarn, use 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together as one.
The pattern is worked over 3 stitches.
To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10 needles and cast on 66 stitches.
To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 93 stitches.
To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 60 stitches. Adjust in increments of 3 stitches for individual sizes.
To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 126 stitches.
If using thinner yarn, you might want to add a few more rows to the crown decrease. You can repeat Row 2 as many times as you think is best.
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