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;
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.