I took the time to write out the pattern for the hat and mitts today. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out a design, but I think it’s harder to try and explain it so that others can duplicate it. If you knit this and have any questions, feel free to email me. I have included many links within this pattern if you need help learning a new technique. In some cases (for example, the knittinghelp.com pages) you’ll need to scroll down to find the video you need to watch.
Yarn: S R Kertzer Northern Worsted (worsted weight, 100% acrylic)
Needles: 4.5mm/US # 7 dpns (or long circular for magic loop)
4.5mm crochet hook
3 split ring markers: one of one colour, two of a second colour
Gauge: 5 sts and 7 rows to 1 inch
Mitts: finished size 5” circumference, 4.25” long
Hat: finished size 17” circumference, 6” depth at front, 7” at back
Mitts (make 2)
Using dpns or long circular needle for magic loop, cast on 24 sts.
Work K2P2 rib for 7 rounds.
Eyelet round: (K2, yrn, P2tog) around
Continue in st st for 17 rounds (work measures 3.75” from cast on edge)
Decrease round: (K2tog) around (12 sts left)
K one round plain
(K2tog) around (6 sts)
Cut yarn with a 6” tail, thread darning needle and draw yarn through remaining sts to fasten off. Weave in tails.
Drawstring: make a crochet chain 75 chains long, thread through eyelets, tie knots in each end and trim tails.
Using dpns, cast on 6 sts and distribute 2 sts to each of three needles.
OR use Emily Ocker-type start – make a loop with the yarn, use crochet hook to create 6 loops, transfer to circular needle for magic loop.
Rnd 1 and all odd rounds unless otherwise stated – Knit
Rnd 2 – Kfb into each st (12 sts)
Place marker for beginning of round (this will be centre back of hat).
Rnd 4 – (Kfb, K1) rep the instruction between brackets around (18 sts)
Rnd 6 – (Kfb, K2) rep around (24 sts)
Rnd 8 – (Kfb, K3) rep around (30 sts)
Rnd 10 – (Kfb, K4) rep around (36 sts)
Rnd 12 – (Kfb, K5) rep around (42 sts)
Rnd 14 – (Kfb, K6) rep around (48 sts)
Rnd 16 – (Kfb, K7) rep around (54 sts)
Rnd 18 – (Kfb, K8) rep around (60 sts)
Rnd 20 – (Kfb, K9) rep around (66 sts)
Rnd 22 – (Kfb, K10) rep around (72 sts)
Rnd 24 – (Kfb, K11) rep around (78 sts)
Rnd 26 – (Kfb, K12) rep around (84 sts)
Knit even on these 84 sts for 14 rounds.
Short row shaping for brim:
Purl 1 round.
Keep marker at centre back (CB) and place two other markers (on needle between sts) after the 21st and 63rd stitches of round. You have now divided the sts so that the centre 42 stitches are in one section, a quarter (21) of the sts are at the beginning of the round and the remaining quarter (21) are at the end of the round.
In other words:
CB marker 21sts marker 42sts marker 21sts
end of round
Outside of hat (smooth or “right” side) is facing you. You’re at the start of a round.
K 21 to first marker, W&T, K 21 to CB marker, do not turn work
You are now working with the inside of the hat facing you. Continuing in same direction, P 21 to second marker, W&T, P 21 to CB marker, do not turn work
Outside of hat is facing you. K one round. Do not turn work.
P to 3 sts from first marker, W&T, P to CB marker, do not turn work
K to 3 sts from second marker, W&T, K to CB marker, do not turn work
Outside of hat is facing you. P one round. Do not turn work.
K to 6 sts from first marker, W&T, K to CB marker, do not turn work
P to 6 sts from second marker, W&T, P to CB marker, do not turn work
Outside of hat is facing you. K one round. Bind off.
Magic Loop (video link here)
Emily Ocker cast on (link here)
dpns…..double pointed needles
yrn…..yarn round needle (bring yarn forward between needle tips, take it over the right needle and bring it forward again between needles ready to purl)
P2tog…..purl two stitches together
st st…..stockinette stitch (when working in the round, knit every stitch)
K2tog…..knit two stitches together
Kfb…..knit into the front and back of next stitch, thereby increasing a stitch
W&T……wrap and turn (knit or purl to place stated in pattern, slip next stitch purlwise from left needle to right needle, bring yarn between needle tips to opposite side, slip the stitch back onto left needle, turn work ready to knit in opposite direction)