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Foxglove Knit Hat Pattern

As promised, here is a charming hat made using foxglove knit stitch. The hat made in three different sizes for your convenience and complemented with video tutorial. No need to wait for winter to come if you can knit this hat now.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 16” Circular Knitting Needles 4mm (US6/UK8) for ribbing part and 5 mm (US8/UK6) for the body part;

<> Schaffhauser Wolle SUPERSTAR yarn – 83% Acrylic, 17% Viscose, Color # 82, 50 grams – 100 meters – in total 3 balls; If you have difficulty to find aforementioned brand of yarn, use any worsted weight yarn (4).

Foxglove hat size:

Toddler: 49-50 cm

Child: 51-52 cm

Adult: 53-58 cm

Gauge: 16-17 sts – 4 inches (10 cm) – in stockinette

Note for knitters:

Knit in two strands of yarn.

The pattern is written for 3 different sizes – toddler, child and adult. Instructions for child and adult are being denoted in the brackets. Sample:  repeat 7 (8,9) times – 7 is for toddler, 8 is for child, and 9 is for adult.

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

k3tog – knit three together

ryo – reverse yarn over: bring the yarn to the front over the top of the right needle.

C2(3)B – Slip 2 stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, k3tog from the left hand needle, k2 from the extra needle.

C3(2)F – Slip 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k2 from the left hand needle, k3tog from the extra needle.

pt – petal: knit first stitch and do not slip it of the needle, ryo, knit one more time the same stitch and slip it of the needle.

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

st(s) – stitch(es)

Ribbing of the foxglove hat:

Using smaller size circular needles, cast on 70 (80, 90) stitches or any other number that is divisible by 10.  Place marker and join in round. Rib k1, p1 until beanie reaches 13 cm if you want a folded brim, or 6 cm if you want a hat without brim.

Body of the foxglove hat:

Change to bigger size circular needles.

Round 1: [k2, pt, k1, pt, k2, p3] – repeat 7 (8,9) times.

Round 2: [k2, slip next 7 sts to the right-hand needle holding working yarn in back, (count ryo as one stitch), k2, p3] – repeat 7 (8,9) times.

Round 3: [C2(3)B, k1, C3(2)F, p3] – repeat 7 (8,9) times.

Round 4: [k3, slip next st to the right-hand needle holding working yarn in back, k3, p3] – repeat 7 (8,9) times.

Repeat Rounds 1-4 until work reaches desired length – 13-15 cm.

Before shaping the crown knit Round 1 one more time and don’t purl the very last stitch as we are going to decrease it right now.

Shaping the crown of foxglove knit hat:

Round 1: [k2tog, k1, slip next 7 sts to the right-hand needle holding working yarn in back, (count ryo as one stitch), k1, k2tog, p1] – repeat 7 (8,9) times.

Round 2: [Slip 2 stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, k3tog from the left hand needle, k2tog from the extra needle, k1, Slip 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k2tog from the left hand needle, k3tog from the extra needle, p1] – repeat 7 (8,9) times.

Round 3: [k2tog, slip next st to the right-hand needle holding working yarn in back, k2tog, p1] – repeat 7 (8,9) times.

Round 4: [ k2tog, skpo] – repeat 7 (8,9) times.

Break yarn leaving a long tail. Use hook or tapestry needle to thread this tail through remaining 14 (16, 18) stitches. Pull tightly to fasten securely. On wrong side weave in ends.

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6 comments
Anna Lang 4th October 2021 at 13:35

Love this pattern going to knit it tonite

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Knitting Guru 4th October 2021 at 20:41

Thank you Anna. And happy knitting!

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Knitter 13th October 2021 at 12:48

Sorry, my circular needles are 120 cm, is this possible to knit a hat with it or not?

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Knitting Guru 15th October 2021 at 11:26

Hi, sure. Use magic loop method and it will work perfectly

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Sofia 3rd January 2022 at 15:10

Hello, I’m on round two and I’m confused. If I’m reading the pattern correctly, round 2 should add up to 126 stitches but we only have 90 from round one. Any suggestions for what to do about this? I’m a relatively new knitter so I might be getting confused.

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Knitting Guru 3rd January 2022 at 21:50

Hi, You are right. Because you did petal in the Row 1. You did 3 stitches from 1. pt – petal: knit first stitch and do not slip it of the needle, ryo, knit one more time the same stitch and slip it of the needle.

And if did the right petal stitch you will have 126 sts for the biggest size in the next Row. Check video tutorial, it will help.

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