I know that it is not winter yet and no one wants to think of snow. I don't either but, I do need to start thinking about Christmas knits. Every year I swear that I am not going to be up the night before Christmas knitting nonstop to finish gifts. This year I was trying to come up with some quick fun knits that don't require a lot of thinking or a lot of time. So, I came up with this pattern. It is instant gratification and I was able to get two hats from one hank.
1 - hank Noro Kochoran
1 - pair doubled pointed needles size 10 ½ (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Gauge: 10 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
Please note: You can knit this pattern in two styles. For the beanie style follow the first set of numbers. For the turned up brim style follow the numbers in parentheses. One hank will make two hats (one beanie style and one turned up brim style).Pattern
Cast on 64 stitches.
Row 1: Join in the round being careful not to twist any stitches. K2, P2 to end of row. (Repeat this row until the ribbing measures 2 (2 ½) inches.)
Row 2: Knit row. Repeat this row until hat measures 5 (8) inches from bottom of hat.
Row 1: * K7, K2tog *, repeat from * to * 7 times, K1 (57 stitches)
Row 2: * K6, K2tog *, repeat from * to * 7 times, K1 (50 stitches)
Row 3: * K5, K2tog *, repeat from * to * 7 times, K1 (43 stitches)
Row 4: * K4, K2tog *, repeat from * to * 7 times, K1 (36 stitches)
Row 5: * K3, K2tog *, repeat from * to * 7 times, K1 (29 stitches)
Row 6: * K2, K2tog *, repeat from * to * 7 times, K1 (22 stitches)
Row 7: * K1, K2tog *, repeat from * to * 7 times, K1 (15 stitches)
Row 8: * K2tog * , repeat from * to * 7 times, K1 (8 stitches)
Cut yarn leaving a tail about 8 inches long. Thread your yarn needle with this tail and weave through the last 8 stitches. Pull tight ensuring that you do not have a hole at the top of the hat. Secure yarn and weave in ends on inside of hat.
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