This latest hat pattern is fun to knit, works up quickly and can be customized to whatever yarn you have on hand in your stash! Chemo caps are in high demand. They always are! Please consider making some for your local cancer center even if you are using this pattern for another purpose.
When All Free Knitting approached me about helping them celebrate their 10th birthday with a new pattern, I was excited! Contiguous Color appears, in full, on their website as well as here. Be sure to drop by All Free Knitting and wish them a Happy Birthday!
I worked up three new patterns and a vote put to our Facebook members had this design winning. Join us on FB to see all new patterns as soon as they come off the needles! This model was knit using chunky 5-weight yarn, but, of course, the pattern includes instructions for all yarn weights! Imagine all the color combinations you could use for this one!
We are still accepting and shipping out hats to those undergoing chemotherapy. Recently boxes have been shipped to Montana, Delaware, Florida and more! All hats are shipped completely free of charge. If you are able to help us out, please do!
Postage costs keep rising! (A typical box to a center with about 70 -100 hats in it runs between $28 - $50 depending on where it is going) The website renewal is this month (many people who need hats find us through that, so I don't want to cancel it at this time) and I will be ordering more tags and shipping supplies in the next couple of weeks.
|You will need size 10, 16 inch circular needles and 2 colors of 5-weight yarn or another combination below.|
sl: slip one stitch, knit wise
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
Using Color B, cast on 72 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.
Work Brim: Using Color B
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:
Set Up Row: Color A: knit all
Rows 1 & 2: Color B: *k2, s1, k3, s2* repeat around
Rows 3 & 4: Color A: *(k1, s1)x3, k2*; repeat around
Rows 5 & 6: Color B: *s1, k3, s1, k2, s1* repeat around
Rows 7 & 8: Color A: *k2, s1, k3, s1, k1*; repeat around
Rows 9 & 10: Color B: *s1, k2, s2, k3* repeat around
Rows 11 & 12: Color A: *k1, s1, k3, s1, k1, s1*; repeat around
Rows 13 & 14: Color B: *k2, s2, k2, s1, k1* repeat around
Rows 15 & 16: Color A: *(s1, k3)x2*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 16 until piece is about 7 to 7.5 inches in length.
Work Crown: Color B
Row 1: knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until your work measures about 8 inches in length, or longer if you prefer.
Crown Decrease: Color B : use dons 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
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 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48.
If using 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 88.
If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 104 stitches.
The pattern is worked over 8 stitches.
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