Knit hat size: 

Adult 52-54 cm

Gauge: 16 stitches = 4 inches

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

 

Wine knitted hat with white fur pom pom, skein of yarn and two needles

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

Cable 3 Back (C3B): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, 3k from the left hand needle, 3k from the extra needle.

Wine knitted hat: cable 3 back knitting stitch description - step#1

Wine knitted hat: cable 3 back knitting stitch description - step#2

Wine knitted hat: cable 3 back knitting stitch description - step#3

Cable 3 Front (C3F): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, 3k from the left hand needle, 3k from the extra needle.

Wine knitted hat: cable 3 front knitting stitch description - step#1

Wine knitted hat: cable 3 front knitting stitch description - step#2

Wine knitted hat: cable 3 front knitting stitch description - step#3

Cable 2 Front (C2F): Slip 2 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, 2k from the left hand needle, 2k from the extra needle.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Double Pointed Knitting Needles 3.5 mm. It’s ok if you use a circular needles;

<> Alpacana Lanoso yarn - 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca. Wine color. (In total I used 1.5 skeins)

<> Fur pom pom

Ribbing of the knitted hat:

So lets start. Cast on 96 stitches for the hat.

Round 1: Begin with rib 2 by 2 *knit 2, purl 2* keep repeating 11-12 rounds until ribbing measures 5-6 cm from the edge.

Ribbing of the knitted hat (2-3cm) made with double pointed needles and a skein of wine yarn

Full ribbing of the knitted hat (5-6cm) made with double pointed needles

Body of the winter knitted hat:

Round 1: In this round, we are going to increase. For all my previous projects I have used the same method as I believe it’s easy and accurate. Please use any methods you know. In my case, I am going to *knit one stitch from the previous round, 4 k, repeat from * to the end of round. At the end of this round, you will get in total 120 stitches.

Please check pictures how to knit stitch from the previous round.

Knitting the third step in the round of increase

Knitting the forth step in the round of increase

Round 2: *12k, 2p, 4k, 2p, repeat from *to end of round

Round 3: *12k, 2p, C2F, 2p repeat from* to end of round.

Round 4-5: repeat Rounds 2.

Round 6: *C3B, C3F, 2p, C2F, 2p, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 7: *12k, 2p, 4k, 2p, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 8: repeat Round 7.

Round 9: *12k, 2p, C2F, 2p repeat from* to end of round.

Round 10-11: repeat Round 7.

Round 12: *C3B, C3F, 2p, C2F, 2p, repeat from * to end of round

Repeat Rounds 7-12 and four (five) more times. The hat should now measure approximately 18-19 cm from the edge.

Half-finished knitted hat (middle of the body)

Half-finished knitted hat (middle of the body) and a skein of wine-coloured yarn

three quarters of the knitted hat length and a skein of wine-coloured yarn

From this point we start decreasing hat.

Round 1: *12k, 2p, 4k, 2p, repeat from *to end of round. Please don’t purl the last stitch in this round. From this point start Round 2.

Round 2: switch over first and second stitches how it’s shown on the pictures (where the first stitch is the last one from the Round 1), k2tog, 10k, k2tog, 1p, 4k, 1p, repeat from the start keep switching over stitches where it’s needed.

Begin knitting the round of decrease - step #1

Begin knitting the round of decrease - step #2

Begin knitting the round of decrease - step #3

Begin knitting the round of decrease - step #4

Begin knitting the round of decrease - step #5

Begin knitting the round of decrease - step #6

Begin knitting the round of decrease - step #7

Round 3: *12k, 1p, C2F, 1p, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 4: *12k, 1p, 2 k2tog, 1p, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 5: *12k, 1p, 2k, 1p, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 6: *slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold it in back of work, [k2tog, 1k] - from the left hand needle, [k2tog, 1k] – from the extra needle, slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold it in front of work, [k2tog, 1k] - from the left hand needle, [k2tog, 1k] – from the extra needle, 1p,  slip 1 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, 1k from the left hand needle, 1k from the extra needle, 1p, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 7: *8k, 1p, 2k, 1p, repeat from *to end of round. Please don’t purl the last stitch in this round. From this point start Round 8.

Round 8: switch over first and second stitches how it’s shown on the pictures above (where the first stitch is the last one from the Round 7), k2tog, 6k, k2tog, 2k, repeat from the start keep switching over stitches where it’s needed.

Round 9: *8k, 2k, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 10: *8k, k2tog, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 11: *8k, 1k, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 12: slip 2 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold it in back of work, k2tog - from the left hand needle, k2tog – from the extra needle, slip 2 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold it in front of work, k2tog - from the left hand needle, k2tog – from the extra needle, 1k, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 13: knit in stockinette stitch.

Knitting the top of the winter hat

Finished winter knitted hat of wine color

Cut yarn leaving 15-16 cm tail. Use hook or tapestry needle to pull yarn tail through the last remaining stitches on four needles. Pull tight to close the hole. Hide the tail inside of the hat and weave it in into the back side of our stitches.

I try to experiment with colors of the pom poms to see which one I should use, so I did pictures of 2 versions. In the first case I used three-colored pompom and in the second case - white pompom.

Finished winter knitted hat of wine color with raccoon fur pom

Finished winter knitted hat of wine color with white raccoon fur pom

Different variety of pompoms you can find and even buy one in our shop section of fur poms.

I am planning to knit a cowl as well, but I will use another color for it. I hope you enjoyed knitting with me. If you still have any question you are more than welcome to leave a comment. Also I will be happy if you send me your knitted works as I have a plan to publish them on my site and in the Facebook group.

Finished winter knitted hat of wine color with dark red arctic fox fur pom