The hat pattern I am sharing in this post is one of my favourites! It uses soft and chunky yarn that knits up quick. I used YarnArt Alpine Alpaca in three different neutral colours for the hat and made an extra large pom pom to finish it off.
I wore this knitted hat on a recent visit to Mon Repos here in Corfu, Greece. If you have ever visited the island of Corfu, this is one of the tourist stops as it is a great park with a manor house in the grounds. It has a lot of history surrounding it and it is where Prince Phillip was born in 1921. If like me you have been watching The Crown on Netflix, Prince Phillip was born here in Corfu before his family were exiled. It is such a beautiful place to visit and walk around, I have never been in the house (but have always wanted to go in) as we normally visit in the late afternoon, or on Sundays, when the main house is closed. This is one of the places we take Jason (our dog) for a walk and to just enjoy the beauty of the grounds.
Take a look at the easy free hat pattern below and make one for yourself, friends or family. The yarn is from a local yarn store here in Corfu, but it can be ordered online or substituted with Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick (for size 9 mm (US 13) or 10 mm (US 15) needles). It is a really easy pattern to follow so will be great for any beginner knitters. I hope you enjoy it!
- 3 balls of chunky yarn (in dark brown, brown and light brown) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles. I used Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in 430, 431 and 438. Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar for 10mm (US 15) needles would also be fine to use. Super bulky weight - 106 yards.
- Gauge - 5 stitches = 2"
- Set of 10.00mm (US 15) circulars
- Stitch markers
- Scissors/Darning needle/Tape measure
- Pom pom maker
Yarn A = Dark Brown / Yarn B = Brown / Yarn C = Light Brown
Cast on > 38 sts in Yarn A
1st rnd: K1, P1 to form rib
Knit in rib until work from beg measures 2".
Next row: Change yarn colour to Yarn B then knit every round until that colour block measures 2".
Next row: Change yarn colour to Yarn C and knit 1 round, in the last stitch, Kfb to create a stitch. Now you have 39 sts.
Add in yarn A and work as follows;
*Knit 2 sts Yarn C, knit 1 Yarn A
Next 2 rows knit in Yarn C*
Follow this pattern from * to * until the hat measures 9" from the cast on edge.
Next start to decrease the top >
- Shape top: 1st rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around till last st K1.
- 2nd rnd: Knit.
- 3rd rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around.
Break yarn. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
Sew in any loose ends.
Make a pom pom and stitch it securely onto the top of the hat in a coordinating colour.
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P - Purl
M1 = Make 1 stitch
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
SKPO - Slip one, knit one
St(s) = Stitch(es)
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