I designed this simple hat in red and white in celebration of Canada's 150 Birthday back in 2017 and called it the Love Canada Hat! As the summer cooled down, I decided to make some more hats in other cozy colours for the fall and winter. Now, in celebration of Canada Day 2019, I want to share it with you. Great for an advance beginner wanted to start making hats.
Skills required: cast on, knitting in the round, k1p1 ribbing, decreasing,
Level: Easy, Advance Beginner
Yarn: Any bulky weight yarn, in two contrasting colours (I used Loops and Threads Charisma). Colour A - main; Colour B, secondary
Needles: 6 mm and 8 mm, 16 inch round needles
Other tools: darning needle, stitch marker (optional)
With 6 mm needles, cast on 56 stitches in Colour A, using your favourite cast on style - see note below. Place a stitch marker to mark the end/beginning of the round (optional).
R1-5 - K1 P1 (ribbing for brim)
R6-8 - Switch to larger needles and knit all rounds.
R9 - knit one round in Colour B
R10- one round in Colour A
R11 - k1 Colour A, k1 Colour B* repeat to end of the round (this creates what looks like a little heart shape on every other knit stitch)
R12 - one round Colour A
R13 - one around Colour
B R14 - continue knitting all rounds in Colour A until the piece measures approximately 5 inches
K5, k2tog* repeat to end
K 2 rounds
K 1 round
K 1 round
Finishing: Cut a tail, leaving about 5 inches of yarn, and weave through the remaining stitches using tapestry needle and pull tight.
Weave in ends using tapestry needle.
Optional: Attach a pom pom in Colour B to the top, making sure to secure it tightly.
Check out this video from Red Ted Art on how to make a yarn pom pom for your hat!
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