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Double Layer Reversible Knit Hat Pattern

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles 4.5 mm (UK7 / US 7). You can use 16” Circular Knitting Needles and magic loop technique to knit in the round;

<> Nashua IVY (Aran) – 50% Alpaca, 45% Merino, 5% Polyamide.  50 grams -137 yards per skein – in total less than 2 balls;

<> Crochet hook 4.5 mm and waste yarn for provisional cast on.

<> 9 stitch markers.

Knit double layer reversible hat size:

Adult: 53-57 cm

Gauge: 17-18 sts – 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

skpo - Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch, and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done.

pm – place marker

Body pattern of the reversible knit hat:

With waste yarn and crochet hook, chain 85. Cut the waste yarn. Take the knitting needles and pick up 81 stitches through the back ridge of chain. Use 1 stitch to join and knit in rounds. Please check video tutorial below for the detailed guidance.

Round 1: knit all stitches around.

Repeat Round 1 until hat reaches 21-23 cm.

Shaping the crown of reversible knit hat:

Before shaping the crown place stitch markers in the following way:

9 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 19 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 19 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 19 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 10 sts

Round 1: k7, skpo, k1, k2tog, k15, skpo, k1, k2tog, k15, skpo, k1, k2tog, k15, skpo, k1, k2tog, k8.

Round 2: knit all stitches around.

Round 3: k6, skpo, k1, k2tog, k13, skpo, k1, k2tog, k13, skpo, k1, k2tog, k13, skpo, k1, k2tog, k7.

Round 4: knit all stitches around.

Round 5: k5, skpo, k1, k2tog, k11, skpo, k1, k2tog, k11, skpo, k1, k2tog, k11, skpo, k1, k2tog, k6.

Round 6: knit all stitches around.

Round 7: k4, skpo, k1, k2tog, k9, skpo, k1, k2tog, k9, skpo, k1, k2tog, k9, skpo, k1, k2tog, k5.

Round 8: knit all stitches around.

Round 9: k3, skpo, k1, k2tog, k7, skpo, k1, k2tog, k7, skpo, k1, k2tog, k7, skpo, k1, k2tog, k4.

Round 10: knit all stitches around.

Round 11: k2, skpo, k1, k2tog, k5, skpo, k1, k2tog, k5, skpo, k1, k2tog, k5, skpo, k1, k2tog, k3.

Round 12: knit all stitches around.

Round 13: k1, skpo, k1, k2tog, k3, skpo, k1, k2tog, k3, skpo, k1, k2tog, k3, skpo, k1, k2tog, k2.

Round 14: knit all stitches around. (24 sts)

You can knit one more round of decreases to get in total 16 sts.

Cut the yarn leaving 10 cm tail. Using hook or a yarn needle thread the tail through remaining 24 (16) stitches. Weave in ends.

Now it is time to get rid of a provisional cast on. Find the end of the crochet chain that has a small knot. Cut the knot and unravel the chain. Place the live loops onto your needle, one at a time. Double count your stitches to make sure you picked up all 80.

Place the stitch marker, attach the yarn, and start knitting again in stockinette stitch. You can opt in for using a different color for second layer to make it look unique.

Round 1: knit all stitches around.

For the smooth transition from the first to the second round we have to knit the first stitch below.

Round 2: knit one below, knit all other stitches.

Round 3: knit all stitches around.

Repeat Round 3 for the same number of rounds or the same length as for the first layer.

Pay attention that you must weave in all ends before you close the second crown.

As we are knitting in the opposite direction now the stitch markers for the crown must be placed in the following way:

10 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 19 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 19 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 19 sts, pm, 1 sts, pm, 9 sts

Round 1: k8, skpo, k1, k2tog, k15, skpo, k1, k2tog, k15, skpo, k1, k2tog, k15, skpo, k1, k2tog, k7.

Round 2: knit all stitches around.

Go on making decreases as for the first layer. Close hat’s crown and weave in end on the right side, inserting the needles underneath remaining stitches at least two or three times. You can also use the tail to attach the inner and the upper layers.

Once you finish knitting the hat it might look perfectly nice, just wash it and dry flat to even out tension between all the stitches.

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