Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm
Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)
Gauge: 1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch
RED HEART® Heads Up™: 1 ball each of 401 Steel A and 689 Bright Green B (Art. E821 available in 3.5 oz (100 g), 106 yd (97 m) balls)
Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 6.5mm [US 10.5]
GAUGE: 11 sts = 4” (10 cm); 26 rows = 4” (20 cm) in Garter st (knit every row). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
Hat measures about 20” (51 cm) circumference, unstretched. Hat will stretch to fit 21–22” (53.5–56 cm) head.
A and B = Color A, and Color B
k = knit
k2tog = knit next 2 sts together
p = purl
st(s) = stich(es)
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
Hat is worked back and forth in rows beginning at lower edge. The side edges are sewn together for back seam.
Stripes are worked in the following color sequence: Work first row with A, 4 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 4 rows with B, work remainder of hat with A only. Do not cut yarn until instructed. Carry color not in use up side of piece.
With A, cast on 55 sts.
Row 1 (wrong side): Knit all sts. Change to B.
Rows 2, 3, 4 and 5: Knit all sts. Change to A.
Rows 6 and 7: Knit all sts. Change to B.
Rows 8–11: Repeat Rows 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Work remainder of hat with A only.
Knit every row until piece measures 5” (12.5 cm) from beginning, end with a wrong side row.
Shape Crown (top of hat)
Decrease Row 1 (right side): [K9, k2tog] 5 times—50 sts.
Next Row and all WS rows: Knit all sts.
Decrease Row 2: [K8, k2tog] 5 times—45 sts.
Decrease Row 3: [K7, k2tog] 5 times—40 sts.
Decrease Row 4: [K6, k2tog] 5 times—35 sts.
Decrease Row 5: [K5, k2tog] 5 times—30 sts.
Decrease Row 6: [K4, k2tog] 5 times—25 sts.
Decrease Row 7: [K3, k2tog] 5 times—20 sts.
Decrease Row 8: [K2, k2tog] 5 times—15 sts.
Decrease Row 9: [K1, k2tog] 5 times—10 sts.
Decrease Row 10: [K2tog] 5 times—5 sts
Cut A, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining stitches and remove stitches from needle. Pull to gather. Sew side edges together for back seam.
Weave in ends.