Sorry for taking so long to post again, the end of my summer has been pretty hectic. As a reward for your patience, here’s a brand new pattern that I just whipped up last night.

A couple years ago I got into a real hat-making frenzy. This  meant that I was completing close to a hat a day. Most of them were made off my own pattern and, luckily, I wrote them all down. This means I can now pass them on to you! True, this is a new pattern that I just thought up, but expect plenty of more to come.

I’m still working on completing the prototype so expect some changes/updates. Pictures will also be uploaded as I complete the piece.

Button Tab Striped Hat

Materials:

  • 1 skein/ball (about 100 yards) each of 2 different colors (A, B), worsted weight
    I used Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn” regular worsted weight yarn in 292/Amethyst (Color A) and 100/Pink (Color B)
  • Size 5/3.75mm 16″ circular knitting needles
  • Set of five size 5/3.75mm double pointed needles OR
    Additional size 5/3.75mm 16″ circular needles 
  • Yarn needle
  • Either three small, two medium, or one large button
  • Scissors
  • Crochet hook for weaving in ends (optional)

Skills Needed:

  • Casting on/off
  • Knit stitch
  • Purl stitch
  • K2tog
  • Working in the round
  • Working with double-pointed needles/two circular needlesIf you have any questions about how to do any of these, send me a message or simply search google. (There are tons of wonderful tutorials out there.)

Pattern:

Cast on 120 stitches in color A

Working in ROWS (not in the round!)

Row 1: K2, P2 around (2×2 rib)
Rows 2-10: Repeat row 1
Row 11: Cast off 20 stitches. Do this by knitting two stitches and then slipping the first you knitted over the second and off the needle. Continue in this manner until 20 stitches have been cast off. Switch to color B and knit the rest of the row. (When you complete the row the first stitch should be in color A and the rest in B.)
Row 12: Join stitches (now working in the round), being careful not to twist. Knit the entire row. (There will be a small flap that we’ll sew to the hat later.)
Rows 13-20: Knit all stitches

At row 21, switch to the other color, continuing to knit all stitches. Keep switching colors at every 10th row until you have 5 stripes (not counting the 2×2 brim). This should leave you at row 71. At this point switch to working with double pointed needles, dividing stitches evenly across 4 needles (25 stitches each).

Row 61: *K8, K2tog* Repeat from * to * for entire row (90 stitches)
Row 62: Knit all stitches (90)
Row 63: *K7, K2tog* Repeat from * to * for entire row (80)
Row 64: Knit all stitches (80)
Row 65: *K6, K2tog* Repeat from * to * for entire row (70)
Row 66: Knit all stitches (70)
Row 67: *K5, K2tog* Repeat from * to * for entire row (60)
Row 68: Knit all stitches (60)
Row 69: *K4, K2tog* Repeat from * to * for entire row (50)
Row 70: *K3, K2tog* Repeat from * to * for entire row (40)
Row 71: *K2, K2tog* Repeat from * to * for entire row (30)
Row 72: *K1, K2tog* Repeat from * to * for entire row (20)
Row 73: *K2tog* Repeat from * to * for entire row (10)

Sew the remaining stitches together tightly. Weave in all ends.

Attach the buttons to the end of the flap with a needle and thread/yarn (depending on the size of the buttons). Sew the flap to the hat. Enjoy your finished product!

If you have any questions feel free to email me or leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible! : )

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