Hilltop Hat

Keep cozy at the cabin with this quick and easy one skein project knit in thick yarn and topped with a huge pom pom. Knit in K1P1 ribbing with a fold-over brim, this is an awesome project for a beginner — and an excellent dose of instant gratification for anyone else.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: Baby (Toddler, Child, Youth, Adult Regular, Adult Large) to fit head circumferences of 14.5 (16, 17.5, 20, 21.5, 24)”

Shown in Adult Regular

Gauge: 14 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in K1,P1 Ribbing, measured unstretched

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Yarn Lana Grande (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 87.5 yards [80 meters]/100 grams): 6065 Silver Grey (2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls)

Needles: US size 11 (8.0 mm) 24” circular, US size 11 (8.0 mm) DPNs

Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle, pompom maker (optional)

Pattern Notes

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

Pattern

Main Section

CO 48 (52, 60, 64, 68, 72) sts.

Ribbing Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Ribbing Rnd until work meas (7 (7, 8, 9, 9.5, 10.5)” from cast on edge.

Decrease Section

Rnd 1: *K2tog, k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd. (36 (39, 45, 48, 51, 54) sts)

Rnd 2: *K2tog, p1; rep from * to end of rnd. (24 (26, 30, 32, 34, 36) sts)

Rnd 3: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (12 (13, 15, 16, 17, 18) sts)

Break yarn, leaving a 12” tail. Draw tail through remaining sts, pull tight and weave in ends.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Fold bottom of ribbing up 1.5 (1.5, 1.5, 1.75, 1.75, 1.75)” to make brim, tack in place if desired.

Make pompom using desired method, secure to top. The pompom in the photo used about half a ball of yarn.

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