Kids Robot Hat Knitting Pattern- a cozy kid’s beanie adorned with a fun robot motif. Beginner-friendly!
This robot hat features a wide rib brim and a round of robots. The robots are created using a technique called colorwork (or stranded) knitting. Stranded knitting involves using two colors of yarn to create a pattern. The strands that aren’t being used are carried across the back of the work (called “floats”). Since the robot design is simple, this is an ideal pattern for knitters who are new to colorwork.
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Kids Robot Hat Knitting Pattern
Yarn: Premier Anti-Piling Everday Worsted in Admiral Blue ,Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Fisherman (acrylic worsted yarn, 1 skein of #4 weight yarn needed in each color)
Gauge: 2 inches= 8 sts
Size: 2-4 years old
With the smaller circular needles and the main color yarn, cast on 78 stitches. Join ends together and place a stitch marker. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for approx 3 inches.
The robot chart above is worked 6 times over the course of the round (13 x 6= 78 sts).
Beginning in the lower right corner of the knitting chart, knit every round and change yarn color following the chart until all 16 rounds of the chart have been completed.
After completing the chart, knit 1 round decreasing 1 stitch evenly (77 sts).
Knit in the round until the piece measures 5 1/2 inches from the cast-on edge.
Switch to dpn needles when needed.
Round 1: K3, *k2tog, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 (66 sts)
Round 2: K2, *k2tog, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 (55 sts)
Round 3: K2, *k2tog, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (44 sts)
Round 4: K1, *k2tog, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (33 sts)
Round 5: K1, *k2tog, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog (22 sts)
Round 6: Knit 2 together to the end of the round.
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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