pattern: pompon and seeds hat

materials:

  • i used 111 g of kerry woollen mills aran wool, so about half a skein
  • set of 5 4mm dpns
  • a needle to sew in the ends
  • for the bobble: cardboard

gauge:

about 15 sts wide and 28sts high = 10cm x 10cm in seed stitch

finished size:

fits an average woman’s head. slouchy fit.

directions:

cast on 94 sts and join in the round without twisting. mark the beginning of the round with a stitch marker.

devide the stitches evenly on 4 needles: 23, 24, 23, 24.

for the ribbing, work *k1, p1* for 8 rows.

the rest of the hat is knit in seed stitch, which works as follows:

  1. *p1, k1* repeat to end of row
  2. *k1, p1* repeat to end of row

knit in seed stitch for ca 13 cm. if you like a slouchier hat, add some more rows.

now you start decreasing for the top of the hat. when decreasing in the seed stitch part you will always have areas where the pattern doesn’t match up anymore. no reason to freak out though 😉 just try to stay in the pattern as good as you can, dublicate purl or knit stitches here and there won’t be visible in the finished hat anymore.

knit a row and decrease 4 stiches evenly devided by knitting or purling together the last two stitches on each needle. (90 sts)

knit 1 row in seed stitch.

knit a row and decrease 4 stitches evenly across the hat (try to get rid of the dublicate stitches here). (86 sts)

k 2 rows in seed stitch.

knit a row and decrease 5 stitches evenly across the hat. (81 sts)

knit 1 row in seed stitch.

knit a row and decrease 9 stitches evenly across the hat: *k7, k2tog* repeat to end of round. (72 sts)

now switch to stockinette stitch:

knit 2 rows.

knit a row and decrease 9 stitches evenly across the hat: *k6, k2tog* repeat to end of round (63sts)

knit k1 row.

knit a row and decrease 9 stitches evenly across the hat: *k5, k2tog* repeat to end of round (54sts)

repeat decreasing 9 stitches every round until you have 9 stitches left.

cut the yarn, pull it through the 9 remaining stitches twice and sew up the end. also sew up the cast on end.

at last make a pom pom and attach it to the top of the hat. you can either use a pom pom making tool or make one using this description using a 3,5cm radius for the outer and a 1cm radius for the inner circle of the cardboard ring.

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  5. Hi Carolin!

    I love this pattern! I am the editor of AllFreeKnitting and I would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I’ve noticed you have some other great projects on your site, and I would love to link to all of your other free knitting patterns as well. Please email me if you are interested!

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