Billie Chenille Hat

Billie Chenille Hat

Billie utilizes the lightweight but cozy texture of chenille with a braided cable for a look that just can’t be beat. It’s a beanie style hat with a slight slouch and a faux fur pom to top it off.

Time: Day Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Circumference 16.75 (18.5, 20, 21.75, 23.25)”

2” negative ease recommended.

Shown in size 20”

Gauge: 10 sts and 25 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st in the round after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: James C. Brett Flutterby Chunky (100% Supersoft Polyester; 192 yards [175 meters]/100 grams): B34 (1 (1, 1, 1, 1) ball)

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular, US size 8 (5 mm) 16” circular, US size 8 (5 mm) DPNs

Notions: Stitch markers (3; of which one should be distinct), cable needle, chenille needle, 4” faux fur pompom (optional)

Abbreviations

4/4 RC: Sl 4 to CN and hold at back of work, k4 from LH needle, k4 from CN.

4/4 LC: Sl 4 to CN and hold at front of work, k4 from LH needle, k4 from CN.

3/3 RC: Sl 3 to CN and hold at back of work, k3 from LH needle, k3 from CN.

2/2 LC: Sl 2 to CN and hold at front of work, k2 from LH needle, k2 from CN.

Special Stitches

Cable Panel

Rnds 1 and 2: Knit.

Rnd 3: K4, 4/4 RC.

Rnds 4-8: Knit.

Rnd 9: 4/4 LC, k4.

Rnds 10-12: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1-12 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up.

Pattern

Ribbing

Using smaller needles, CO 44 (48, 52, 56, 60) sts.

Join in the rnd, taking care not to twist the cast-on edge. Pm (BOR) to mark start of rnd. Unless otherwise stated, sl this marker at the start of each rnd.

Rnd 1: [P2, k2] 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, p2, pm, k10, pm, [p2, k2] 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) times.

Rnd 2: [P2, k2] 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, p2, sm, k10, sm, [p2, k2] 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) times.

Rep Rnd 2, 8 more times.

Main body

Change to larger needles.

Next Rnd (inc): P to m, sm, k6 (6, 2, 6, 2), m1R, k2, m1l, k2 (2, 6, 2, 6), sm, p to end. (2 sts inc’d; 46 (50, 54, 58, 62) sts)

Rnds 1-24 (27, 31, 37, 43): P to m, sm, work Cable Panel Rnds 1 (10, 6, 12, 6) to 12, then work Rnds 1-12 another 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) times, sm, p to end.

Crown decreases

Cont working on larger needles for the decreases. When the number of sts becomes too small, switch to DPNs.

Rnd 1: [P2, p2tog] 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, p2, sm, [k2, ssk] twice, k2, k2tog, sm, [p2, p2tog] 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) times. (35 (38, 41, 44, 47) sts)

Rnd 2: P to m, sm, k to m, sm, p to end.

Rnd 3: P to m, sm, k3, 3/3 RC, sm, p to end.

Rnd 4: P to m, sm, k to m, sm, p to end.

Rnd 5: [P1, p2tog] 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, p2, sm, [k1, ssk] twice, k1, k2tog, sm, [p1, p2tog] 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) times. (24 (26, 28, 30, 32) sts)

Rnd 6: P to m, sm, k to m, sm, p to end.

Rnd 7: P to m, sm, 2/2 LC, k2, sm, p to end.

Rnd 8: P to m, sm, k to m, sm, p to end.

Rnd 9: [P2tog] 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) times, sm, [ssk] twice, k2tog, sm, [p2tog] 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) times. (12 (13, 14, 15, 16) sts)

Size 16.75″ Only

Rnd 10: P3tog, remove m, k3tog, remove m, [p3tog] twice. (4 sts)

Size 18.5″ Only

Rnd 10: [P2tog] twice, remove m, k3tog, remove m, [p3tog] twice. (5 sts)

Size 20″ Only
Rnd 10: [P2tog] twice, remove m, k3tog, remove m, [p2tog] twice, p3tog. (6 sts)

Size 21.75″ Only

Rnd 10: [P2tog] twice, remove m, k3tog, remove m, p2tog, [p3tog] twice. (6 sts)

Size 23.25″ Only

Rnd 10: P2tog, p3tog, remove m, k3tog, remove m, p2tog, [p3tog] twice. (6 sts)

Finishing

Break yarn. Pass the yarn tail through the live sts and draw tight to fasten. Weave in all ends.

Wash the hat according to the instructions on the ball band. Arrange the hat to the dimensions given and allow to dry. You may wish to dry the hat over a balloon to avoid creases down the sides.

Sew the pompom on to the top of the hat.

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  • Linda C.

    I truly cannot see the pictures for all the projects. Where are they located, and how does one see them?

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