Bulky Mustard Hat
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I had the urge to knit something warm and cosy for a couple of weeks. But after knitting the couple of rows, I felt that that’s not it. It all lasted until I’ve found a couple of skeins of bulky mustard wool blend yarn. I’m a big fan of mustard color and a happy owner of 2 mustard scarves ( one of them is a wool infinity scarf ). But there’s no mustard beanie in my wardrobe, so I’ve decided to knit myself one.
This super easy, beginner friendly mustard hat is very warm and cosy. I knit in two strands to achieve a bulky look.
Materials (with links on Amazon):
– size 8 (5.0mm) Circular Knitting Needles
– set of four size 8 (5.0mm) double pointed knitting needles
– 2 skeins of Alpacana Lanoso (Turkey) wool blend or Lion Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn on Amazon.
15 sts and 15 rows = 4×4in or 10×10cm
Hat diameter is 54 cm/21.2 in
K – Knit
P – Purl
K2tog – knit two stitches together
Base of the hat
Take two strands and cast on 76 stitches. Join for knitting in the round. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the row, if you like.
Knit 26cm/10in of 1×1 rib stitch ( K1, P1).
Row 1: *K2tog., repeat from * to end of row. At the end of the row you will have 38 stitches on your needles.
Switch to double pointed needles if necessary
Row 2:*K2tog., repeat from * to end of row. At the end of the row you will have 19 stitches on your needles.
Row 3: K1, *K2tog., repeat from * to end of row. At the end of the row you will have 9 stitches on your needles.
Cut yarn leaving the long tail and thread it through the remaining stitches. Pull tight and weave in the end on the inside of the beanie.
Here you can find a printer friendly PDF file of the pattern.
Due to the quick increase the top of the hat is puffed a bit.
Here are a couple of photos of me wearing the hat. Big thanks to my sis for the photo shoot.