Paw-some Hat

The Paw-some Hat is a wonderful companion to the dog’s cowl and human infinity scarf from the August 2020 issue. Plus, it shows the world just how much we love our furry friends! Knit in the round, from the bottom up and starting with 2×1 rib brim, you’ll love how quickly this pattern starts to whip into shape. 

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Small (Medium, Large), approx. 15 (18, 21)” / [38 (45.5, 53.5) cm] in circumference, unstretched measured at brim x approx. 8.5 (9.5, 10.5)” / [21.5 (24, 26.5) cm] in length

Gauge: 20 sts and 23 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Paw Pattern with larger needle after wet blocking.

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): #811 Como Blue (MC, 1 skein), #853 Butterscotch (CC, 1 skein).

Needle: US size 7 (4.5 mm) set of 5 DPNs or circular, US 6 (4.0 mm) set of 5 DPNs or circular

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker.

Special Stitches

2×1 Rib (worked in the rnd over multiple of 3 sts)

All Rnds: *K2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Paw Pattern

Rnds 1-5: Knit in MC.

Rnd 6: *K4 in MC, k2 in CC, k3 in MC, k2 in CC, k4 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnds 7-8: *K3 in MC, k9 in CC, k3 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 9: *K4 in MC, k7 in CC, k4 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 10: *K5 in MC, k5 in CC, k5 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 11: *K2 in MC, k2 in CC, k2 in MC, k3 in CC, k2 in MC, k2 in CC, k2 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 12: *K2 in MC, k2 in CC, k7 in MC, k2 in CC, k2 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 13: *K2 in MC, k2 in CC, (k1 in MC, k2 in CC) 3 times, k2 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnds 14-15: *K5 in MC, k2 in CC, k1 in MC, k2 in CC, k5 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnds 16-20: Knit in MC.

Rnds 21-22: Knit in CC.

Rnds 23-24: Knit in MC.

Rnds 25-26: Knit in CC.

Rnds 27-28: Knit in MC.

Rnds 29-30: Knit in CC.

Pattern Notes

The paw hat is worked in the rnd.

Start with 2×1 Rib brim, with stripe section, then continue with paw and stripes pattern for the body of the hat.

The chart is followed from bottom to top, working each row from right to left and working all sts, 5 (6, 7) times across the rnd.

Pattern

Brim

Using smaller needles and MC, CO 75 (90, 105) sts. PM, being careful not to twist sts, join to begin working in rnd.

Rnds 1-10: Work in 2×1 Rib patt. Attach CC.

Rnds 11-12: Work in CC in 2×1 Rib patt.

Rnds 13-14: Work in MC in 2×1 Rib patt.

Rnds 15-16: Work in CC in 2×1 Rib patt.

Rnds 17-18: Work in MC in 2×1 Rib patt.

Rnds 19-20: Work in CC in 2×1 Rib patt.

Body

Switch to larger needles.

Using written instructions or chart, work in Paw Pattern 5 (6, 7) times across rnd.

Small Hat

Work Rnds 1-20 of Paw Pattern.

Cont with Crown Decrease, following the stripe pattern in chart or written instructions for next 10 Crown Decrease rnds. After final rnd of patt, cut off CC, cont with MC only.

Medium Hat

Work Rnds 1-25 of Paw Pattern.

Cont with Crown Decrease, following the stripe pattern in the chart or written instructions for the next 5 Crown Decrease rnds. After final rnd of patt, cut off CC, cont with MC only.

Large Hat

Work Rnds 1-30 of Paw Pattern.

After final rnd of the patt, cut off CC, cont with MC only.

Cont with Crown Decrease.

Crown Decrease

Size Large only

Rnd 1: (Ssk, k19) 5 times. (100 sts)

Rnd 2: (Ssk, k18) 5 times. (95 sts)

Rnd 3: (Ssk, k17) 5 times. (90 sts)

Sizes Medium (Large) Only

Rnd 1 (4): (Ssk, k16) 5 times. (85 sts)

Rnd 2 (5): (Ssk, k15) 5 times. (80 sts)

Rnd 3 (6): (Ssk, k14) 5 times. (75 sts)

All Sizes

Rnd 1 (4, 7): (Ssk, k13) 5 times. (70 sts)

Rnd 2 (5, 8): (Ssk, k12) 5 times. (65 sts)

Rnd 3 (6, 9): (Ssk, k11) 5 times. (60 sts)

Rnd 4 (7, 10: (Ssk, k10) 5 times. (55 sts)

Rnd 5 (8, 11): (Ssk, k9 5 times. (50 sts)

Rnd 6 (9, 12): (Ssk, k8) 5 times. (45 sts)

Rnd 7 (10, 13): (Ssk, k7) 5 times. (40 sts)

Rnd 8 (11, 14): (Ssk, k6) 5 times. (35 sts)

Rnd 9 (12, 15): (Ssk, k5) 5 times. (30 sts)

Rnd 10 (13, 16): (Ssk, k4) 5 times. (25 sts)

Rnd 11 (14, 17): (Ssk, k3) 5 times. (20 sts)

Rnd 12 (15, 18): (Ssk, k2) 5 times. (15 sts)

Rnd 13 (16, 19): (Ssk, k1) 5 times. (10 sts)

Rnd 14 (17, 20): Ssk 5 times. (5 sts)

Cut yarn leaving a long tail, thread end on tapestry needle. Pull end through rem sts on needles, gather up and close hole, stitch to secure.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Wash and block to measurements.

Paw-some Dog Cowl + Matching Paw-some Infinity Scarf

 

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