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Crème De La Crème Knitting Hat Pattern

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Double-pointed or circular (40 cm min) knitting needles 9 mm (US 13/UK 00).

<> Lion Brand Wool, Ease Thick & Quick – 20% wool, 80% acrylic. Color of your choice.

<> Weight Category – 6. Quantity – less than1 ball. If you have difficulty to find aforementioned brand of yarn, use something else that will have about 60 m (65 yards) per 100 grams skein.

<> Pom pom – black/white/natural color. Material – natural fur / faux fur / yarn pom pom. Size – from 13 to 20 cm.

Crème de la crème hat size:

Head circumference: Teen/Adult: 53-58 cm (21-23”)

Gauge: 9-10 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

K – knit

P – purl

p2tog – purl two together

yo – yarn over: bring the yarn to the back over the top of the right needle.

k2tog – knit two together.

Crème de la crème knit hat pattern:

Using long tail method cast on 44 stitches or any other number divisible by 4. Place marker and join to knit in the round. Rib k1, p1 for 3 rounds. If you want the ribbing to be bigger, knit 5-8 rounds.

Body of the hat:

Round 1: [p4, yo] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 2: [p2, skip next two stitches, with a tip of the right-hand needle, pick up yo stitch and slip it over two skipped stitches, k2] – repeat till the end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1-2 thirteen more times or until the hat measures 20 cm from the edge.

From this point we start shaping hat’s crown:

Round 1: [p2tog, p2, yo] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 2: [p1, skip next two stitches, with a tip of the right-hand needle, pick up yo stitch and slip it over two skipped stitches, k2] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 3: [k2tog, k1] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 4: knit all stitches.

Round 5: [k2tog] – repeat till the end of round.

Fasten off leaving 10 cm tail. Draw through remaining stitches. Pull tail to close the top. Weave in all ends and block.

Check out the full video tutorial of the Crème de la crème knit hat below

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