Hip to Be Square Hat

Make a hat that matches the equally cute Hip to be Square Gloves using the same motif with a bit of a twist. This slouchy hat is perfect for stuffing your hair into and has plenty of depth to cover your ears.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Brim = 8.5” un-stretched, 7.5” deep

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10cm] in St st

Materials

Yarn: Baah Sonoma (100% merino; 233 yards [213 meters]/100 grams): Grey Onyx (MC, 1 skein), Pink Tourmaline (CC1, 1 skein), Gold Rush (CC2, 1 skein), Singin’ the Blues (CC3, 1 skein)
Note: You need about 30 yards of each of the contrast colors, and 90 yards of the main color.
Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm) circular needle (16”), US size 4 (3.5 mm) circular (16”) and double pointed needles
Notions: Markers

Abbreviations

K2tog: knit two together
Wyib: with yarn in back

Pattern Notes

The pattern is worked in the round, from the brim to the crown.

Pattern

Brim

With smaller needles: CO 126 sts. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist. Pm to mark beginning/end of round.
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Repeat Rnd 1, working in ribbing, until work measures 1 3/4” from cast on edge.
Change to larger needles.

Hat

With larger needles, knit 3 rnds.

Section 1 (MC and CC1)
Rnd 1: Join CC1, *k4, sl2 wyib; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: *K4, sl2 wyib; rep from * to end.
Knit 3 Rnds.
Rnd 3: With MC *k4, sly wyib; rep from * to end.
Rnd 4: *P4, sl2 wyib; rep from * to end.
Rnd 5: With CC1 *Sl 1 wyib, k2; rep from * to end.
Rnd 6: *Sl1 wyib, k2; rep from * to end.
Rnd 7: With MC *k1, sl2 wyib, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 8: *P1, sl2 wyib, p3; rep from * to end.
With CC1 Knit 3 Rnds.

Section 2 (CC1 and CC2)

Rnd 1: Join CC2, *k4, sl2 wyib; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: *K4, sl2 wyib; rep from * to end.
Knit 3 Rnds.
Rnd 3: With CC1 *k4, sly wyib; rep from * to end.
Rnd 4: *P4, sl2 wyib; rep from * to end.
Rnd 5: With CC2 *Sl 1 wyib, k2; rep from * to end.
Rnd 6: *Sl1 wyib, k2; rep from * to end.
Rnd 7: With CC1 *k1, sl2 wyib, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 8: *P1, sl2 wyib, p3; rep from * to end.
With CC2 Knit 3 Rnds.

Section 3 (CC2 and CC3)

Rnd 1: Join CC3, *k4, sl2 wyib; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: *K4, sl2 wyib; rep from * to end.
Knit 3 Rnds.
Rnd 3: With CC2 *k4, sly wyib; rep from * to end.
Rnd 4: *P4, sl2 wyib; rep from * to end.
Rnd 5: With CC3 *Sl 1 wyib, k2; rep from * to end.
Rnd 6: *Sl1 wyib, k2; rep from * to end.
Rnd 7: With CC2 *k1, sl2 wyib, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 8: *P1, sl2 wyib, p3; rep from * to end.
With CC3 Knit 3 Rnds.

Section 4 (CC3 and MC)

Rnd 1: Join MC, *k4, sl2 wyib; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: *K4, sl2 wyib; rep from * to end.
Rnds 3-5: K.
Rnd 6: With CC3 *k4, sly wyib; rep from * to end.
Rnd 7: *P4, sl2 wyib; rep from * to end.
Rnd 8: With MC *Sl 1 wyib, k2; rep from * to end.
Rnd 9: *Sl1 wyib, k2; rep from * to end.
Rnd 10: With CC3 *k1, sl2 wyib, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 11: *P1, sl2 wyib, p3; rep from * to end.
With MC knit 1 Rnd.

Crown Decreases

Rnd 1: *k12, k2tog; rep from * to end. (117 sts)
Rnd 2 and all even Rnds: Knit.
Rnd 3: *K11, k2tog; rep from * to end. (108 sts)
Rnd 5: *K10, k2tog; rep from * to end. (99 sts)
Rnd 7: *K9, k2tog; rep from * to end. (90 sts)
Rnd 8: *K8, k2tog; rep from * to end. (81 sts)
Rnd 9: *K7, k2tog; rep from * to end. (72 sts)
Rnd 10: *K6, k2tog; rep from * to end. (63 sts)
Rnd 11: *K5, k2tog; rep from * to end. (54 sts)
Rnd 12: *K4, k2tog; rep from * to end. (45 sts)
Rnd 13: *K3, k2tog; rep from * to end. (36 sts)
Rnd 14: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end. (27 sts)
Rnd 15: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end. (18 sts)
Rnd 16: *K2tog; rep from * to end. (9 sts)
Break yarn and pull through remaining 9 sts.

Finishing

Weave in ends and trim. Wash and block lightly.yarn ball

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