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Hop and Skip Hat

Hop and Skip Hat

February 16, 2018

If you need a hat done in a hop, skip, and a jump, this one is a great option! Using just 1 skein of Briggs and Little Super, it can easily be completed in one evening. 

 

Speaking of hopping and skipping, we were treated to 2 early lambs: just a tease as the main flood of lambs will be much later, but it was good to get a newborn-lamb snuggle in. Both yowie and buck are doing well!

 

 

Yes little lambs are a sign that winter's grip is loosening a tad, but I'm very familiar with the tricks Maine likes to play: it sends you a 40F day to get you hankering for spring and then drops a blizzard on you. So the kids will still be getting wool stockings in their Easter baskets, just in case!

 

 

Begin Hat-

Materials:

1 skeins of Briggs and Little Super 4-ply (it's close I'll admit, you'll only have a small bit left).

Super is a really affordable way to get that chunky-knit look, and it also holds up MUCH better than a loosely spun yarn or roving. In fact, it will bloom and soften the more you wear and wash it! Get it here: Super 4-Ply

Size 9mm circular needles, small enough for making hats OR double pointed needles

Fur, detachable pom pom (optional)

 

Cast on 44 stitches and join for working in the round, PM.

Rnd 1: Knit 1, Purl 1 around.

Repeat round 1 until you have 10 rows of rib stitch.

Rnd 11: Knit around.

Rnd 12: Knit 2, Purl 2 around.

Rnd 13: repeat row 12

Rnd 14: Knit around

Rnd 15: Purl 2, Knit 2 around.

Rnd 16: Repeat round 15

Repeat rounds 11 through 16 twice. Then, repeat rnds 11-14.

 

Begin crown decrease:

Rnd 1: Knit around

Rnd 2: Knit 2, Knit 2 together around

Rnd 3: Knit

Rnd 4: Knit 1, Knit 2 together around

Rnd 5: Knit

Rnd 6: Knit 2 together around

 

Cut yarn, thread through remaining stitches. If you're using a fur pom pom, sew a button or the clip on the inside of the hat so you can remove it when washing, or change out the pom pom for something different! Tuck in your ends, and it's ready to wear!

 

 

PS: I am informed by my husband, our resident expert on what things men will actually wear, and this hat has been approved as acceptable headgear. 

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