The left diagonal that is in the pattern was very time consuming, so I figured I would try it a different way. Here is a picture of the finished hat. If you would like the pattern for this hat, please leave me a comment. I would be happy to post it for anyone interested.
I tried again and made some more changes. I am very happy with the results of this hat and it is my favorite hat I have made.
|My Favorite Hat with Bulky Yarn|
My Favorite Knit Hat with Caron Simply Soft
Materials needed to make My Favorite Hat: Yarn of your choice, Loom with multiples of 4, stitch markers, hook, and yarn needle.
Required stitches: flat knit (k), purl (p), knit two together (k2tog), and yarn over (yo).
A few notes about this pattern: When I made my hat I used Loops & Threads Charisma. It is a bulky yarn and very soft. I only used one strand of yarn when I used the bulky yarn. I made the hat a second time using Caron Simply Soft and this time used 2 strands of yarn as 1.
You do not have to use stitch markers, but I did find that it made it a whole lot easier to keep up with the pattern. I have two small children who always seem to stop me in the middle of a round and it is easy for me to forget where I am.
Before you start, if you choose to use stitch markers put one on the first peg and then peg 5, continue putting markers on pegs to break the loom up into sections of fours. Every peg with a stitch marker will be purled when you get to the body of the hat, another reason stitch markers are really helpful in the pattern.
Brim: 1. E-wrap cast on
2. For 8 rows *p2, k2; repeat from *to end of round.
Hat Body: Row 1. *p1, k1, yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round.
Row 2. *p1,k3; repeat from * to end of round
Repeat the pattern for 25 rounds or however many you need to get the hat to the size you like, but make sure it ends with row 2.
If you use bulky yarn you can use this to shape the crown: Row 1: *p1, k2tog, k1; repeat from * to end of round.
Row2: *p1, k2; repeat from * to end of round.
Row3: * skip the first peg in your set of 4 (leave the loops on the peg) and then k2tog; repeat from * to end of the round.
** When I made this hat with the Simply Soft I did not shape the crown as described above. I just did the basic decrease by 1/2. Move yarn on peg 1 to 2 and knit over. Yarn on peg 3 to 4 knit over. And continue doing this around the loom.
Finishing: thread needle with working yarn and do a gathered bind off.
Additional notes: When I did this pattern on the yo and k2tog, I lay the yarn in front of the yo peg . It made it easier to knit on the next row. When you do the k2tog bring the loops on peg three over to peg four. Knit like normal. This means you will be bringing the bottom loops from pegs 3 and 4 over your new stitch.
I hope that you like the pattern as much as I do. Please feel free to leave comments. If there is something that you don't understand in the pattern, please let me know. I want the pattern to be easy to read.
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