Beginner Evergreen Hat Knitting Pattern- a classic knit hat adorned with festive, colorwork evergreens.
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
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)
Gauge: 2 inches = 8 stitches
Size: Women’s one size fits most
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)
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.
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.
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