Knitting materials and knitting tools:
<> Double-pointed knitting needles 9 (US 13/UK 00). You can use circular needles and magic loop method.
<> Lion Brand Wool, Ease Thick & Quick – 20% wool, 80% acrylic.
<> Tapestry needle or hook, scissors.
Sandstone basket weave knit hat size:
Hand circumference: 53-56 cm (21-22”).
Gauge: 10 stitches in = 4 inches in stockinette
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
K – knit
P – purl
Pm – place marker
Yo – yarn over
K2tog – knit two together
Pkp&sl - pick yo stitch and slip it over just made 3 stitches
Pkp&sl is shown in the next 4 photos below
Body of the sandstone basket weave knit hat pattern:
Cast on 44 stitches. Join to knit in the round. Place marker. Rib k1, p1 for 10 rounds.
Round 11: yo, k1, p1, k1, pick yo stitch and slip it over just made 3 stitches, [p1, yo, k1, p1, k1, pkp&sl] – repeat 10 times, p1
Round 12: rib k1, p1 till the end of round
Round 13: k1, [p1, yo, k1, p1, k1, pkp&sl] – repeat 10 times, p1, yo, k1, p1, k1(you take this stitch from the next round), pkp&sl. Do not move the stitch marker, leave it after the purl stitch
Round 14: rib k1, p1 till the end of round (as you have knitted the first stitch already, you start this round from the purl sts)
Repeat Rounds 11-14 four more times or until hat reaches desired length.
Shaping crown of the sandstone basket weave knit hat:
Now we are going to more marker one stitch forward.
Round 1: k1, pm, k2tog around (22 stitches)
Round 2: k2tog around (11 stitches)
Round 3: k2tog – 5 times, k1 (6 stitches)
Cut the yarn leaving 10 cm tail. Use tapestry needle or hook, thread the tail through remaining 6 stitches, pull tight. Weave in ends.
If you like, you can attach same black pom pom that I have shown in my YouTube video tutorial.