Get those needles flying and have a warm, cozy, beautiful handmade hat in no time, using this pattern with super bulky yarn. I whipped up several of these for gift giving this Christmas. Who doesn’t love a brimmed hat with tassels in the winter?
- Long circular needles size 13 and 11 (you can use DPN’s too, I prefer circulars)
- Super bulky yarn
- 3 x 3 inch piece of cardboard
- stitch marker
- crochet hook to weave in ends
9 sts x 12 r = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch on US 13.
PATTERN: Fits most adults (stretchy)
CO 36 stitches onto your size 11 circular needles and join for working in the round; place marker at beginning of rounds
Row 1-3: K2P2 around for ribbing then switch to size 13 needles
Row 4-12: Knit around
Begin decrease rounds:
Row 13: *Knit 7, K2tog* around (32 stitches at end)
Row 14: Knit around
Row 15: *Knit 6, K2tog* around (28 stitches remaining on needles)
Row 16: knit around
Row 17: *Knit 5, K2tog* around (24 stitches remaining on needles)
Row 18: knit around
Row 19: *Knit 4, K2tog* around (20stitches remaining on needles)
Row 20: knit around
Row 21: *Knit 3, K2tog* around (16 stitches remaining on needles)
Row 22: knit around
Row 23: *Knit 2, K2tog* around (12 stitches remaining on needles)
Row 24: knit around
Row 25: *Knit, K2tog* around (8 stitches remaining on needles)
Row 26: knit around
Row 27: K2tog around (4 stitches remaining on needles)
Row 28: knit around
Leaving a 5-inch tail, break yarn. With crochet hook, pull tail through the loops.
Wrap yarn around a 3 x 3 piece of cardboard around 100 times. Run a 20” piece of yarn through one folded edge of the pom pom. Tie the yarn tightly into a bundle. Cut the other folded edge, remove the cardboard, and stitch the pom pom to the top of the hat.