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Slouchy hat knit pattern with reindeers

After a slightly long break I’m back with a new and awesome looking knit pattern of slouchy hat with reindeers. It’s made with a mix of orange and white threads, so you can feel the warmth of it even before wearing :). I also hope that you like the pattern of reindeers and pine trees. The hat itself is relatively easy and fast to knit project that looks great with and without a fur pom. Enjoy knitting this spectacular hat and let me know if you face any difficulties by leaving a comment below the pattern.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular Knitting Needles 4 mm (US 6);

<> Yarn – Alpacana Lanoso 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca. White and orange colors: 100 grams -130 m per skein – < 1.5 balls;

<> Hook or tapestry needle;

<> Fur raccoon pompom.

Knit hat size: 

Adult hat: 54-56 cm

Gauge: 17 stitches = 4 inches

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

inc – increase from the previous round

Cast on 80 stitches and join to knit in the round. Rib k2, p2 for 10 rounds or until piece measures 4 cm.

Knitting the body of the hat:

In this round, we are going to increase. Please check my YouTube video on how to increase from the previous round. The total amount of stitches after increase round must be divisible by 4. Follow the chart and see how to knit increase round. (increase from each stitch where you see orange cells)

Round 1: [(inc, k1, k1, p2)- 4 times, k2, p2] – repeat 4 times.

From Round 2 and till Round 30 follow the chart. If you think your hat is already too long don’t knit last 2 rounds (29 and 30).

Shaping the crown of knitted deer hat:

Round 1: [k18, k2tog] repeat 4 times.

Round 2: [k17, k2tog] repeat 4 times.

Round 3: [k16, k2tog] repeat 4 times.

Round 4: [k15, k2tog] repeat 4 times.

Round 5: [k14, k2tog] repeat 4 times.

Round 6: [k13, k2tog] repeat 4 times.

Round 7: [k12, k2tog] repeat 4 times.

Round 8: [k11, k2tog] repeat 4 times.

Round 9: [k10, k2tog] repeat 4 times.

Round 10: [k9, k2tog] repeat 4 times.

Round 11: [k8, k2tog] repeat 4 times.

Round 12: [k7, k2tog] repeat 4 times.

Round 13: [k6, k2tog] repeat 4 times.

Continue decreasing until you have 12 or 8 stitches on needles. This is how your crown will look after all decrease rounds.  Cut yarn leaving 10 cm tail. Using hook or tapestry needle pull the yarn through remaining stitches securely. Don’t forget to weave in all ends.

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Doris K 27th February 2018 at 18:50

I need to know how many stiches is there when you increase for the body of the hat??

Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 27th February 2018 at 22:26

80+16 = 96 stitches. Please check orange cells in the chart.

aimee 27th November 2021 at 15:52

What weight is this yarn? It is unavailable and I would like to substitute for another.

Knitting Guru 27th November 2021 at 16:03

HI. There is no information about yarn weight on the label but this is what Ravelry says about this yarn : Bulky (7 wpi). It looks like bulky but thinner then for example Color Made Easy from Lion Brand


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