Knitting Pattern: Nautical Hat

“The personality of the wearer and the hat make the hat if you ask me.”

 

NAUTICAL HAT
Loopn’ Threads Design

 

Sizes Adult
S-XL

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
18” around (stretches to fit sizes) 10” tall

YARN
KnitPicks Peruvian Highland Wool Bulky (100% Peruvian highland wool) 137 yards per 100 grams 1 hank in the color lumberjack

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 10 (6MM) 16” circular needles Tapestry needles, marker, measuring tape

GAUGE
3 – 3.75 sts = 1” on #10 – 11 needles (6.0mm-8.0mm)

NOTES
This hat is worked from the bottom up. No double-pointed needles are required.

TAGS
#NauticalHat
#Loopnthreads

DIRECTIONS
CAST ON
With circular needles, CO 72 sts. Join, taking care not to twist sts, and pm for EOR.

 

HAT
Round 1: Purl the entire round. Continue to purl until your work measures 4 1/2”. Be sure to pull your curled work when measuring to get an accurate measurement. Now knit for another 4 1/2”. Your work should now measure 9” in total.

DECREASING
*NOTE* Your work will get tighter as you decrease, but 16” circulars are doable.

*K8, K2TOG.* Repeat from * around. There will not be 8 sts left at the end of this round. That is okay. Continue to knit the last sts regularly to finish the round. Do this at the end of every decrease round.
*K7, K2TOG.* Repeat from * around.
*K6, K2TOG.* Repeat from * around.
*K5, K2TOG.* Repeat from * around.
*K4, K2TOG.* Repeat from * around.
*K3, K2TOG.* Repeat from * around.
*K2, K2TOG.* Repeat from * around.

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

 

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