Kids Wave Colorwork Hat Knitting Pattern- a warm and colorful hat with a bold and design. Ideal for beginners who want to try a simple knitting chart.
This slouchy hat is a great introduction to stranded knitting. Stranded knitting involves using two colors of yarn to create a pattern. The yarn that isn't being used is carried across the back of the work.
This beanie is knit in the round and the colorwork chart begins after the ribbed brim is knit.
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Kids Wave Colorwork Hat Knitting Pattern
Needles: Size US 13 circular, 16-inch knitting needles, and (optional- see note below) size US 15 circular needles, 16-inch
Gauge: 2 inches = 8 sts
Size: hat will fit kids (approximately) 6-10 years old.
Hat pattern instructions:
(Note- Many knitters (myself included) work more tightly when knitting colorwork than stockinette stitch. I switched to the size US 15 circular needles when I started the colorwork [row 6] to maintain the gauge and switch back to the smaller needles after row 20. This may or may not be necessary for you.)
With the smaller needles and the green yarn, cast on 44 sts. Join ends together being careful not to twist the yarn.
Work in K1, P1 rib pattern for 8 rounds.
Round 9: Knit.
Beginning in the lower right corner of the chart, knit every round and change the yarn color following the chart. Knit until all 20 rounds of the chart have been completed.
(switch to double point needles to decrease when needed or use magic ring (loop) method)
Round 1: Knit 1, *Knit 3, K2 together, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, knit 3.
Round 2: Knit 2, Knit 2, K2 together to the last 3 stitches, knit 3. (27 sts)
Round 3: Knit 1, K2 together across the round (18 sts)
Round 4: Knit 2 together across round.
Finishing: Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Pull to tighten and weave in ends. Make and attach pom pom.
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