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Beginner Evergreen Hat Knitting Pattern

Beginner Evergreen Hat Knitting Pattern- a classic knit hat adorned with festive, colorwork evergreens.

Beginner Evergreen Hat Knitting Pattern

Lately, I’m on a colorwork knitting spree! The latest pattern is this Evergreen Hat. It’s a simple two-color design that’s suitable for beginner knitters. This hat is knit in the round and the colorwork chart begins after the ribbed brim is knit.

A few tips for stranded (or colorwork) knitting:

Pay attention to the tension of the yarns. Many knitters (myself included) work more tightly when knitting colorwork than stockinette stitch. Also, it helps to keep the yarn colors separate. Hold the pattern color in your left hand and the background color in your right. 

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Beginner Evergreen Hat Knitting Pattern

Beginner Evergreen Hat Knitting Pattern

This hat features a ribbed folded brim, festive evergreen trees, and a large fluffy pom pom.

Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Kelly (#4 yarn weight, 1 skein of yarn needed), Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Fisherman (#4 weight, 1 skein of yarn needed)

Needles: Size US size 7 circular, 16-inchSize US size 8 circular, 16-inch, size US 8 double point knitting needles

Gauge: 2 inches = 8 stitches

Size: Women’s one size fits most

Pattern instructions:

With the smaller circular needles and the linen yarn, cast on 88 stitches. Join ends together and place a marker. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 3 ½ inches.

Change to larger circular needles. Knit 1 round and increase 2 stitches evenly across the round (90 sts)

Evergreen chart:

Beginning in the lower right corner of the Chart, knit every round and change yarn color following Chart until all 28 rounds of the chart have been completed.

Knit around the last round, decreasing 2 stitches evenly across the round (88 sts).

After completing the chart, knit every round until the piece measures 8 inches from the cast-on edge.

Shape crown:

Round 1: K3, *k2tog, k6; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3 (77 sts)
Round 2: K3, *k2tog, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 (66 sts)
Round 3: K2, *k2tog, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 (55 sts)
Round 4: K2, *k2tog, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (44 sts)
Round 5: K1, *k2tog, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (33 sts)
Round 6: K1, *k2tog, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog (22 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through remaining stitches and pull to tighten. Secure and weave in the ends. Make and attach pom pom.

Beginner Evergreen Hat Knitting Pattern

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Beginner Evergreen Hat Knitting Pattern
Beginner Evergreen Hat Knitting Pattern

 I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making this Beginner Evergreen Hat Knitting Pattern, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, just tag me @ginamicheleblog. Happy knitting!

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