New sweet hat pattern is out, meet Nautical hat. This hat is made using Nautical knit stitch that looks great in any color combination, but pure white is one of my favourites. Have some fun on the weekend going to your nearest craft store and getting a few skeins of bulky yarn, making a cappuccino and your hands will knit this hat in no time :).
Knitting materials and knitting tools:
<> Circular (40 cm min) or double pointed knitting needles, 9 mm (US 13/UK 00)
<> Lion Brand Wool, Ease Thick & Quick – 20% wool, 80% acrylic. Color of your choice.
Nautical bulky hat size:
Adult: 54-58 cm
Gauge: 9-10 stitches in = 4 inches in stockinette
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
st(s) – stitch(es)
k2tog – knit two together
k2togk1 – k2tog, do not slip stitches off the needle, knit the first stitch again, slip both stitches off needle.
Body of the hat:
Using long tail method cast on 44 stitches. Place marker and join to knit in the round. Rib k1, p1 for 8 rows or until piece measures 6 cm. At the end of row 8, make an increase to get in total 45 stitches. You can use any method you know. I purl the last stitch through the back loop and knit the same stitch through the front loop. It is also fine if you purl the last stitch through the front loop and knit the same stitch through the back loop. Check the video for additional clarity.
Round 1: [k1, k2togk1] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 2: knit all stitches around.
Round3: [k2togk1, k1] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 4: knit all stitches around.
Repeat Rounds 1- 4 five more times or until hat measures 19-20 cm from the edge.
Shaping crown of the nautical hat:
Round 1: [k3, k2tog] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 2: [k2, k2tog] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 3: [k1, k2tog] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 4: [k2tog] – repeat till the end of round.
Cut yarn and leave 10 cm tail. Draw needle through remaining stitches and fasten securely. Weave in remaining ends and block as desired.
Add yarn, faux or real fur pom pom.