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Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern

October 2, 2019

Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern- cute, comfortable and topped with a big pom pom!

Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern

I wanted some basic-with-a-twist fall hats for the boys so I created this Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern. These hats are lightweight but still warm enough for this transitional weather. The rich colors work well with the boy’s fall clothes.

I used Lion Brand Jeans for this pattern. It’s a great new yarn that mimics the look and colors of jeans. Each color has a tweeded effect which adds interest to anything you knit. The yarn is medium weight and very soft- perfect for accessories and clothing!

This hat features a ribbed design with a color change near the crown. It’s knit on circular needles with double point needles for the crown shaping. It’s a basic design that’s beginner-friendly as long as you can use circular and double point needles. The sizes are 1-2 years and 3-4 years. The ribbing makes it very stretchy so this hat could work on other sizes as well.

The finishing touch is a big, fluffy pom pom. I always use a pom pom maker. I bought one years ago and I never made another pom pom without it! The maker is great because it gives you a full pom pom every time. If you want to see the pom maker in action check out my “How to Make Perfect Pom Poms Every Time” post.

Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern

Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern

Yarn: For the brown hat: Lion Brand Jeans in Topstitch and in Khaki. For the blue hat: Lion Brand Jeans in Stonewash and in Capri

Needles: Size US 7 circular knitting needles, 16 inch, Size US 7 double point knitting needles

Guage: 2 inches = 8 sts in stockinette stitch

Sizes: 1-2 years, 3-4 years (in parenthesis)

With either the brown or blue hat (depending on which hat you’re making) cast on 80 (86) stitches with the circular needles. Join ends together and place a marker.

Work in K2, P2 ribbing until piece measures 5 (5 1/2) inches from the cast on edge. Break yarn.

With the second color, work in K2, P2 ribbing until piece measures 8 (8 1/2) inches from the cast on edge. End with a wrong side row.

Shape crown:

Switch to double point needles when necessary. 

Round 1 (right side): Knit 2 together, Purl 2 across round 60 (63 sts)

Round 2: Knit 1, Purl 2 together across round. 40 (43 sts)

Round 3: K1, P1 across round.

Round 4: Knit 2 together across round. (for the larger size- knit the last st) 20 (22 sts)

Round 5: Knit across

Round 6: Knit 2 together across round.

Break yarn, pull through remaining sts. Pull to tighten. Weave in ends.

Make and attach pom pom in main color.

Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern by blogger Gina Michele

I hope you liked this Easy Colorblock Hat Knitting Pattern!

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