Knitting materials and knitting tools:
- Double-pointed or circular knitting needles 6.5 mm (US 10 1/2 /UK 3).
- Roving, Bernat – 20% wool, 80% acrylic. Color of your choice.
- Weight Category – 5. Quantity – less than1 ball. If you have difficulty to find aforementioned brand of yarn, use something else that will have about 100 m (110 yards) per 100 grams skein.
- Pom pom – black/white/purple color. Material – natural fur / faux fur / yarn pom pom. Size – 15-16-17 cm.
Iron knit hat size:
Head circumference: 56-58 cm (21-22”).
Gauge: 13 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
K – knit
P – purl
Pm – place marker
P2tog – purl 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
st(s) – stitch(es)
Pattern of the iron knit hat for men:
Using long tail method cast on 60 stitches or any other number divisible by 4. Place marker and join to knit in the round. Rib k1, p1 until piece measures 14 cm.
Round 1: [k1, p3] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 2: [k1, p1] – repeat till the end of round.
Repeat Rounds 1- 2 until hat measures 13-14 cm from the ribbing.
Shaping hat’s crown:
Round 1: [k1, p2tog, p1] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 2: [k1, p2] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 3: [k1, p2tog] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 4: [k1, p2] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 5: [skpo] – repeat till the end of round.
Break yarn and leave 10 cm tail. Thread end through remaining 15 stitches and fasten securely. Weave in all ends securely.
Optionally add yarn, faux or real fur pom pom.