A hat that looks like desert ( + Knitting Pattern)

With the temperature dropping to -17 degrees celsius last Monday, I knew I needed a new hat. I had given a previous version of this to a friend and had remained hatless for the season.

I wanted to create a bit of space to tuck my hair in, which is more comfortable than fighting flying locks possessed by static electricity.

I made this hat in an evening. I used a bulky weight off-white acrylic yarn that actually feels and looks quite nice (I lost the label!) and a worsted weight pink wool for accents (also lost the label, I had it as a remnant).

My gauge was 11 sts and 15 rows = 10x 10 cm in stockinette stitch.

This is what I did:

  • Cast on 46 (this is a small size).
  • Knit ribbing for 8 rows (ribbing is knit 1 purl 1 row 1; knit 1 purl 1 row 2 and repeat)
  • Then I increased a stitch for each fourth stitch I knitted and worked it in stockinette stitch for 20 rows.
  • I then started decreasing one for each third on the knit side and just purled through the purl side.
  • I then decreased one for each second and purled all on the purl side. I knit, then purled all the stitches without decreasing for another row.
  • I then¬†knitted 2 together until the end of the row and puled a long thread though and tied the top of the hat off. I sewed the back seam of the hat with a plastic needle (so much better than the tapestry ones I’ve been using and hurting myself with).
  • I then made a pompon and sewed it tightly on!

The hat is warm and comfy!

Let me know if you have any questions about this, I’d be happy to clarify!


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