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Free ‘Stripy Hat’ Knitting Pattern

Free ‘Stripy Hat’ Knitting Pattern

Recently I knitted my husband a stripy hat out of some leftover yarn used to make Christmas presents.  I was then asked by a friend if I could write down the pattern for her, so I figured if I was going to all the trouble of writing it out, why not do it properly and share with everyone.

'Stripy Hat' knitted for my husband.
‘Stripy Hat’ knitted for my husband.

So here it is.  The ‘Stripy Hat’ Pattern, never let it be said I simply called it the first thing that came into my head.  Actually, it was the second thing that came into my head but the first is unprintable, so let’s go with the second.

I’ve loaded it up on Ravelry and pasted the ‘guts’ of the ‘Mens’ below.  If you’d like the smaller ‘ladies’ version that’s included on the Ravelry download.  It’s also probably easier to just download it from Ravelry if you want to print it out.  As I said in the title it’s free, but I’ll be honest if you make one I’d love to see a photo.  🙂

Back of the 'Stripy Hat' knitted for my husband.
Back of the ‘Stripy Hat’ knitted for my husband.

 

Materials Required

Yarn :

Overall, I used approximately 50g of dk weight equating to approximately 125m of yarn for all the colours combined.  However, I used a variety of ‘scrap’ yarn left over from knitting other hats to make this up and chose complimentary colours to create the stripes.

 

Notions :

  • 3mm needles, circular for the main body of the hat then swapped to dpns for the crown, however you could use dpns throughout or magic look, whatever method you prefer.
  • 1 x Stitch marker
  • 1 x needle for sewing in the ends

 

Gauge :

23 sts by 28 rows over 4inches (10cm) in stockinette.

 

Key / Abbreviations

K          =          Knit

M1      =          Make 1 (I used the method of picking up a stitch from the row below)

K2tog   =          Knit 2 stitches together to create a decrease

 

Pattern – Mens

Cast on 96 stitches and join in the round placing a stitch marker at the start of the round. I used the long tail cast on method but any will do as long as it’s reasonably stretchy.

Rib Section

Row 1              *K2, P2* repeat to the end of the round

Repeat Row 1 until you have a nice deep rib brim for your hat.  On mine I have knitted 28 rounds.

Last Row          *K2, P2, M1* repeat to the end of the round (120 stitches)

Main Hat Section

Knit 30 rounds, changing to a new colour every 5 rounds.

Decrease section / Crown

Continue changing colour every 5 rounds

  • Row 1              *K10, K2TOG* repeat to the end of the round
  • Row 2              K to end of round
  • Row 3              *K9, K2TOG* repeat to the end of the round
  • Row 4              K to end of round
  • Row 5              *K8, K2TOG* repeat to the end of the round
  • Row 6              K to end of round
  • Row 7              *K7, K2TOG* repeat to the end of the round
  • Row 8              K to end of round
  • Row 9              *K6, K2TOG* repeat to the end of the round
  • Row 10            K to end of round
  • Row 11            *K5, K2TOG* repeat to the end of the round
  • Row 12            K to end of round
  • Row 13            *K4, K2TOG* repeat to the end of the round
  • Row 14            K to end of round
  • Row 15            *K3, K2TOG* repeat to the end of the round
  • Row 16            K to end of round
  • Row 17            *K2, K2TOG* repeat to the end of the round
  • Row 18            K to end of round
  • Row 19            *K1, K2TOG* repeat to the end of the round
  • Row 20            K2TOG to end of round

Snap off the yarn and pass through the remaining stitches to close and sew in the end on the reverse.  Sew in any loose ends and wear.  (Block if appropriate)



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