Free Hat Knitting Pattern
I knitted this hat to match the Brick Road Seamless Sideways Sweater. It features a 2-Color Brick motif.
The hat is knit from the bottom up, in rounds, seamlessly. I like this method because it lets you get the circumference right from the very beginning.
Hat circumference: 20” (50 cm), unstretched; hat stretches to fit most adult heads
Depth: 8.5” (21 cm).
Materials: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn, color Black, 50 g / 100 m (110 yards) - 1 skein. (MC)
Noro Kureyon [100% wool; 110 yd/101 m per 50g skein] color - 1 skein (CC)
Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm) straight OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge for stockinette st:
18 sts x 24 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)
Stockinette Stitch in rounds:
All rows - knit.
Rib 1x1 in rounds:
K1, p1 across.
2-Color Brick pattern in rounds
Multiple of 10
Rounds 1 and 3 (MC): knit.
Rounds 2 and 4 (MC): purl.
Rounds 5-8 (CC): k 1, *sl2 wyib, k8, repeat from * across to last 9 sts, sl2 wyib, k7
Rounds 9 and 11 (MC): knit
Rounds 10 and 12 (MC): purl.
Rounds 13-16 (CC): k6, *sl2 wyib, k8, repeat from * across to last 4 sts, ending with sl2 wyib, k2.
Rounds 17 and 19 (MC): knit
Rounds 18 and 20 (MC): purl.
Repeat rounds 5-20.
k - knit
p – purl
sl2 wyib - slip 2 with yarn in back
sl2 wyif - slip 2 with yarn in front
ssk - slip, slip, knit (left leaning decrease)
k2tog – knit 2 together (right leaning decrease)
M1 (Make 1 increase) - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman: Make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row knit (purl) it as a regular stitch.
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
The hat is worked in-the-round, without seams, from the bottom up. It begins with rib, then the main part is worked in a 2-color pattern, finally the top is worked in stockinette st and shaped with decreases.
Cast on 90 sts, join and continue to work in rounds. Place marker at the beginning of the round.
Work 8 rounds of 1x1 rib.
Work 2-Color Brick pattern in rounds, 9 pattern repeats, for 60 rounds (3 pattern repeats).
Top is worked in MC.
Round 1: *k8, k2tog, repeat from * across the round.
Round 2: knit.
Round 3: *k7, k2tog, repeat from * across the round.
Round 4: knit
Round 5: *k6, k2tog, repeat from * across the round.
Round 6: knit
Round 7 *k5, k2tog, repeat from * across the round.
Round 8: knit
Round 9: *k4, k2tog, repeat from * across the round.
Round 10: knit
Round 11: *k3, k2tog, repeat from * across the round.
Round 12: knit
Round 13: *k2, k2tog, repeat from * across the round.
Round 14: knit
Round 15: *k1, k2tog, repeat from * across the round.
Cut yarn, leaving a 10" (25 cm) tail. Pull through all the remaining sts and secure.