Free Knitting Pattern
This hat was designed to match the Faux-Fur Trimmed Coat for American Girl Doll.
Though I called it a "hat", it's something of a mix of a hat, a hood and a bonnet. I think "hat" is still the most fitting.
As with the coat, I added a Fun Fur trim using crochet. However, if you do not crochet, I also describe a method to do this by knitting in the Finishing section.
Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Picking up stitches, or single crochet stitches
Materials: Red Heart (affiliate link) Super Saver 100% acrylic aran weight, color Blue, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein.
Fun Fur by Lion Brand (affiliate link) (100% polyester), 64 yards (59 meters)/ 50 gr, color White – 1 skein.
Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Notions: yarn needle; either crochet hook H (5 mm) or US 9 (5.5mm) circular needles; 2 double pointed needles for I-cord (optional); ribbons for ties (optional), sewing needle and thread (optional)
Gauge: 16 st x 27 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) in garter st.
k - knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
st, sts – stitch, stitches
pu&k - pick up and knit
Stockinette Stitch (SS):
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2 (WS): purl
Repeat 2 rows.
Reverse Stockinette Stitch (RSS):
Row 1 (RS): purl
Row 2 (WS): knit
Repeat 2 rows.
All rows knit
Edge/selvege sts: slip the first st knitwise, purl the last st in a row.
Cast on 44 sts.
Work 6 rows in stockinette stitch (SS).
Work the next 4 rows in reverse stocking stitch (RSS).
Work the next 4 rows in SS.
Work the next 4 rows in RSS.
Work the next 4 rows of SS.
Shaping the Back of the Hat:
The back of the hat is worked in RSS. Please note that all decreases are made on the wrong side of the work.
Row 1 (RS) and all right side rows: sl 1, purl.
Row 2 (WS, decrease row): sl 1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * 14 times, p1. (=30 sts)
Row 4 (WS, decrease row): sl 1, *k2tog, k2 - repeat from * seven times, p1. (=23 sts)
Row 6 (WS, decrease row): sl 1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * seven times, p1. (=16 sts)
Row 8 (WS, decrease row): sl1, (k2tog) seven times, p1. (=9 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving a 15" long tail. Thread the end of the yarn through remaining stitches and tie.
Then with the same yarn end sew the back seam.
Tie off, cut yarn, weave in the end.
There are different ways of making ties. The easiest one is to crochet: attach yarn in one of the corners of the front edge and chain a string as long as you need.
Repeat on another corner.
You can also make 2 pieces of I-cord, 4"-5" long each, and sew them to the corners of the hat.
Or you can sew ribbons for a tie.
Attach Fun Fur yarn at one of the corners of the front edge of the hat (over a tie) and work 3 rows of single crochet (sc). Attach Fun Fur yarn at the first row of the back of the hat and work 3 rows of single crochet.
If you don't crochet, you can achieve a similar look by picking up the sts along the front edge of the hat and working 4 rows of garter st.
Use circular needles. Then pu&k stitches along the first row of the hat’s back. Work 2-3 rows in garter stitch, bind off. Cut yarn.
Pattern was updated on September 15, 2018.
Back of the hat.
Trim of the back of the hat.
Inside of the hat.