Kathy’s Stretchy Hat
Knit Hat_Kathys Stretchy Hat PDF
Pattern for use by kind permission of Kathy Chantrell
A blanket can keep almost all of a child warm, but they still need something to protect their heads from the cold! Please make sure that the hats are large enough to fit a child’s head. Proportionally, a four year old’s head is almost the size of an adult, so please keep that in mind when you are knitting. If the hat fits you, it will fit a child.
Materials and Tools
- Light worsted weight yarn (American)/DK (UK)/8 ply (Aus), approximately 55 grams/2 oz.
- 7.5mm/US 11 needles
Two strands of yarn are used throughout.
K2tog: Knit two stitches together
Using 2 strands of yarn, cast on 60 sts.
Row 1: Knit 3, purl 3; repeat to end of row
Row 2: Repeat row one until work measures 6” (15cm) then decrease for crown.
Row 1: K4, K2tog, repeat to end of row.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K3, k2tog, repeat to end of row.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: K2, k2tog, repeat to end of row.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: K1, k2tog, repeat to end of row.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: K2tog, repeat to end of row.
Row 10: P2 tog, repeat to end of row.
Cut yarn leaving a tail of approximately 18” (50cm).
Thread yarn through needle, then thread needle through remaining 5 stitches. Use this thread to join a back seam on the wrong side of the work. Fasten off neatly and darn in ends.
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