|[Jacket: Urban Republic]|
If you only make one winter hat for your little ones this year, this should be it! I’ve knitted dozens of hats for my little guy in all types of yarn and this is by far the warmest. This hat is made by knitting with three strands of yarn at once. Working with the three strands at once isn’t that much different than working with a single strand. There’s a few things to remember:
1) Make sure you keep the 3 strands together at all times while knitting. Sometimes they want to split up when inserting the needle into the stitch.
2) Keep the 3 different skeins of yarn apart from each other while you are working. If you don’t they will knot together. I made this mistake and had a big mess to untangle!
Overall, this is a pretty basic hat to knit. I love how the three different yarns created their own pattern. I think this hat would look great in other colors too. Enjoy the pattern!
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Black
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Grey Marble
Caron Simply Soft in Limelight
Needles: Size US 15, 16 inches
Sizes: Toddler (1-2 years), Small Child (3-4 years), Medium Child (5-6 years), Large Child (6-7 years)
Free Knitting Pattern:
*Note- work the 3 different strands of yarn at the same time.
With the circular needles, cast on 26 (28, 30, 32) sts. Join ends together. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 2 rows. Knit every row until the pieces measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2) inches from the cast on edge.
Decrease rows: K1, K 2 together until you are left with 5 sts. Cut yarn, thread all 3 strands through remaining stitches, pull to tighten. Knot and weave in ends.