Simple Worsted Weight Hat
for Lady's size or men's
This pattern is your classic lady’s or men’s toque but has been perfected to fit snuggly around your ears with comfort and keep you warm. It has been written in a way that is easy to follow, even for a beginner, and knits up fairly quickly.
Materials: 100g worsted weight yarn, approx. 200 m (220 yds.)
One 4mm, 16” circular needle and one 4.5 mm 16” circular needle
Set of 5, 4.5 mm double point needles
Stitch marker, tapestry needle
Abbreviations: St st: stocking stitch
tbs: knit through back of stitch
Ribbing Pattern for turned up brim:
Lady’s: *k1tbs, P1, * repeat from * to * all the way around
Men’s: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * all the way around.
Using 4mm circular needles CO 112 sts loosely. Place marker at beginning of round. Knit in Lady’s ribbing pattern for 4”. At this point change to 4.5mm needles. Decrease 12 sts evenly spaced through the next round in st st. (100 sts). Continue in st st for approx 5” from last row of ribbing.
Decreasing for top
You may find it easier to change to 4.5 mm dps at this point. Mark beginning of round with a stitch marker.
Rnd 1: *k8, k2tog* repeat from * to * around
Rnd 2, 4, 6, 8 knit
Rnd 3: * k7, k2tog* repeat from * to * around
Rnd 5: *k6, k2tog* repeat from* to * around
Rnd 7: * k5 k2tog* repeat from* to * around.
Continue decreasing in this fashion until you have completed the k2, k2tog round. You will now continue to decrease but eliminate the knit rounds.
Next round: k1, k2tog around.
Next round: k2tog all round.
With tapestry needle gather all sts and pull together tightly. Pull wool to inside and weave in all ends. Roll brim up 3”. Enjoy !
With 4mm needles, CO 112 sts loosely. Place marker at beginning of round. Knit in “Men’s ribbing pattern for 4.5”. Change to 4.5mm circulars. Dec 12 st evenly throughtout round in st st (100 sts).
Continue in st st for approx 5.5” from last row of ribbing.
Decreasing for top:
Follow the decreases for Lady’s hat.
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