Knitting Pattern: Boyfriend Hat

“When he’s not wearing it, you put it on and the scent triggers a warm memory. Hats hold warm memories.”

 

Boyfriend HAT
Loopn’ Threads Design

 

Sizes
Adult S-XL

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
12” around (stretches to fit sizes)
9 1/2” tall with 4” folded brim
13 1/2” tall unfolded brim

YARN
Simply Wool Worsted (100% Eco Wool)
218 yards per 100 grams
1 hank in color Wana

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4MM) 16” circular needles
US 6 (4MM) double-pointed needles
Tapestry needles, marker, measuring
tape

GAUGE
4.5 – 5 sts = 1” on #6 – 9 needles (4.0mm-5.5mm)

NOTES
This hat is worked from the bottom
up and switched to double-pointed
needles when decreasing.

TAGS
#BoyfriendHat
#Loopnthreads

DIRECTIONS
CAST ON
With circular needles, CO 92 sts. Join,
taking care not to twist sts, and pm for
EOR.

 

HAT
Round 1: K2, P2 – repeat ribbing until
work measures 12 3/4-13”.

DECREASING
*NOTE* Switch to double-pointed needles
when your round gets too tight for
circular needles. I recommend it at the start
of a new round. Move marker or use your
tail as a mark when using dpns.

*K2, P2TOG.* Repeat from * around. 69 sts left.
Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts around. 69 sts left.
*K2TOG, p1.* Repeat from * around. 46 sts left.
Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts around until you have 1 st left. Slip this st from your left needle to your right needle. Remove marker and slip that same st back over to the left needle. PM. 46 sts left.
K2TOG around. 23 sts left.
Knit around evenly. 24 sts left.

FINISHING
Cut yarn and leave a long tail to
thread through your tapestry needle
and weave through live stitches and
sinch your work. Weave in your ends
to secure and cut. Weave in any
remaining ends.

SCHEMATIC

 

ABBREVIATIONS
CO                             Cast on
Sts                              Stitches
PM                             Place marker
EOR                           End of round
Knit                            Knit
P                                Purl
K2TOG                       Knit 2 together
DPNS                          Double-pointed

 

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