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Size: One size: approximately 20" circumference (slightly stretched) by 9" high -- hat will stretch to fit up to 24” circumference 


For hat: 120 yds. super-bulky wt. yarn    

For pom-pom: 3 yds. each of super-bulky wt. yarn    in 2 contrast colors


Sample hat shown in Schachenmayr “Bravo Big Color” (100% acrylic, 131 yds/120 m per 7 oz/200 g ball) in color: #00085 Fire Mix, with Schachenmayr "Bravo Big" in neon pink & neon orange for pom-pom


Circular knitting needle (20" to 24" length) in size US 15 (10 mm), or size needed to achieve gauge

Set of four double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 15 (10 mm)

Stitch marker

Pom-pom maker

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 6 sts & 11 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette st on size US 15 (10 mm) needles

Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), each (ea), knit (k), knit two together (k2tog), needle (ndl), pattern (patt), purl (p), purl two together (p2tog), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), round (rnd), slip (sl), stitch (st), together (tog), twist two right (T2R)


Pattern notes:

Hat features various-width ribs with twist stitch accents, knit in the round from lower edge to top.

When working top decreases, switch to double-pointed needles (dpns) when stitches no longer fit comfortably on circular needle.

Special stitches:

Twist two right (T2R): knit second stitch on left needle but do not remove it, then knit first stitch on left needle and slip both stitches to right needle at once.


With circular ndl, CO 39, join for knitting in the round. Place marker to note beg of rnds. 

Rnd 1: K3, p3, (k2, p2) twice, (k1, p1) three times, p1, k2, (p2, k2) twice, p2, k3, p3.

Rnds 2-4: Rep Rnd 1.

Rnd 5 (twist st rnd): K3, p3, (T2R, p2) twice, (k1, p1) three times, p1, T2R, (p2, T2R) twice, p2, k3, p3.

Rep Rnds 1-5 three times, then rep Rnds 1-3 once.

Begin decreases (Note: change to dpns when sts no longer fit comfortably on circular ndl):

Rnd 1 (dec rnd): K1, k2tog, p1, (p2tog, k2tog) twice, p2tog, (k2tog) three times, p1, (k2tog, p2tog) three times, (k2tog) twice, p2tog -- 21 sts.

Rnd 2: K2, p2, (k1, p1) twice, k3, (p1, k1) three times, p1, k2, p1.

Rnd 3 (dec rnd): K2tog, p2tog, (k2tog) seven times, k1, k2tog -- 11 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving 8" tail. Gather rem sts tog and cinch to close.


Weave in ends.

Using all 3 colors, make pom-pom and sew to top of hat.

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