This is the hat for the little one that’s on the go this winter. Two cute buttons complete the look!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 16” [40.5 cm] circumference to fit toddler size.
Gauge: 16 sts and 21 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.
Wendy Aspire Chunky (80% Wool, 20% Alpaca Aspire): 153 yards ([140 meters]/100 grams): 3243, 1 ball
Needles: US size 10 (6 mm): straight
Notions: Cable needle; tapestry needle; two decorative buttons [3 cm]
C4F: Sl 2 sts to cable needle (cn), hold to front, k2, k2 from cn.
C4B: Sl 2 sts to cable needle (cn), hold to back, k2, k2 from cn.
This hat is knitted flat in two pieces and then sewn together. Two buttons are attached for decorative purposes.
CO 20 sts.
Rows 1-2: *K1, p1; rep from * across row.
Row 3: K2, p2, k12, p2, k2.
Row 4 and all even rows: K4, p12, k4.
Row 5: K2, p2, (C4F) 3 times, p2, k2.
Row 7: K2, p2, k12, p2, k2.
Row 9: K2, p2, k2, (C4B) twice, k2, p2, k2.
Row 10: Same as Row 4.
Rows 11-98: Rep Rows 3-10.
BO all sts.
CO 56 sts.
Rows 1-18: Work in St st (knit 1 RS row, purl 1 WS row) for 18 rows, starting with a knit row.
Row 19: (K5, k2tog) 8 times – 48 sts.
Row 20 and all even rows: Purl.
Row 21: (K4, k2tog) 8 times – 40 sts.
Row 23: (K3, k2tog) 8 times – 32 sts.
Row 25: (K2, k2tog) 8 times – 24 sts.
Row 27: (K1, k2tog) 8 times – 16 sts.
Break yarn and thread through rem sts, pull tight and fasten.
Using mattress stitch, sew along the side edge. Sew the band to the cast-on edge of the hat, overlapping the end. Attach two decorative buttons to the side of the band.
Weave in all ends. Block as needed.