Color blocking is always a fun way to give life to an otherwise simple hat. We’ve chosen colors that remind us of colorful streetlights reflecting off the road on a rainy evening, but you can choose whatever colors sing to you. Sized for babies to adults, this hat makes an excellent gift! It’s a perfect introduction to knitting small circumferences in the round, incorporating shaping into your knitting, and playing with delightful pom poms.
SIZES Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large) Shown in Adult Small size.
MATERIALS Universal YarnDeluxe Bulky Superwash (100% superwash wool; 100g/106 yds) Version 1 (Yellow) 933 Sweatshirt Grey (A) – 1 ball (all sizes) 906 Marigold (B) – 1 ball (all sizes) 932 Icy Grey (C) – 1 ball (all sizes) Version 2 (Pink) 933 Sweatshirt Grey (A) – 1 ball (all sizes) 921 Honeysuckle (B) – 1 ball (all sizes) 932 Icy Grey (C) – 1 ball (all sizes) Needles: US Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16” circular and set of DPNs (or your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences) or size needed to obtain gauge US Size 9 (5.5 mm) 16” circular Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, 2½” pom pom maker
GAUGE 12 sts x 17 rnds = 4” Stockinette stitch (St st) using larger ndl Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES This hat is knit in the round from the bottom up. The brim is worked in a stretchy K1, P1 Rib using color A. The body of the hat is worked in Stockinette stitch using color B. Finally, a pom pom is made using color C and attached to the top of the hat.
Please note that the Baby, Toddler, and Child sizes require double-pointed needles or your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences throughout the pattern. The Adult Small, Medium, and Large sizes will begin with 16” circular needles and switch to needles appropriate for small circumferences during the crown shaping, when stitches no longer fit comfortably on the circular needle.