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211509-674213-thumbnail.jpgOne of the fasted projects I've ever made: the Rugged Ribbed Hat is a beginner project. The sample shown is worked in Plymouth Yarn's Yukon Print (35% mohair, 35% wool, 30% acrylic). One 100gm ball has 59 yards and this hat was made from only one ball using US15 (10mm) knitting needles.

webtile_2.jpgSpecial to this ribbed hat, I have placed the increases adjacent to each other, so the rib pattern is not compromised. Please enjoy this pattern (and its stockinette stitch counterpart) with my compliments. 

To make it a very easy project, I wrote the instructions in rows (not rounds), so sewing up a seam is required.  If you can work with dpns (double pointed needles) or circulars, this pattern would be very easy to convert to rounds.

P06158 Bulky Knitted Hat (stockinette stitch version):

CO 8 sts
Row 1: purl across
Row 2: kfb into each stitch across (16 sts)
Row 3: purl across
Row 4: (k1, kfb) across (24 sts)
Row 5: purl across
Row 6: (k2, kfb) across (32 sts)
Row 7: purl across
Row 8: (k3, kfb) across (40 sts)
Row 9: purl across
Row 10: (k4, kfb) across (48 sts)
Work even in stockinette stitch for 5”. Work one more inch in 1x1 ribbing (k1, p1)
Bind off.


P06158 Rugged Ribbed Hat Pattern (1x1 ribbed version): 

CO 8 sts
Row 1: knit across
Row 2: (k1, p1) into each stitch across (16 sts)
Row 3: knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts from the previous row
Row 4: [k1, p1, (k1, p1 in same stitch) twice] x4 (24 sts)
Row 5: repeat row 3
Row 6: [k1, p1, k1, p1 (k1, p1 in same stitch) twice] x4 (32 sts)
Row 7: repeat row 3
Row 8: [(k1, p1) x3 (k1, p1 in same stitch) twice] x4 (40 sts)
Row 9: repeat row 3
Row 10: [(k1, p1) x4 (k1, p1 in same stitch) twice] x4 (48 sts)
Work even in established rib pattern for 6”
Bind off in rib.


Finishing (for both hats):
After bind off, leave long tail before cutting yarn. Thread this tail with a tapestry needle. Sew up the back seam, up to the cast on edge. Pull up a loop in each cast on stitch, pull tightly for a snug closure. Fasten off. Weave in loose end.



All abbreviations and stitch definitions can be found in the Crochet and Knit Stitch Glossaries, found along the left side page navigation bar.