Monday, 12 December 2016

super chunky santa hat - free knitting pattern


Everyone needs a good Santa Claus hat at Christmas, and what's better than a hand-knitted one? We are so close to Christmas now, so there isn't a lot of time, but if you need a quick break from gift knitting to finish something quick and satisfying, this is the perfect hat for you. It takes just 150g of super chunky wool so can knit in 2 hours, and a great way to use some of your stash. If you need to buy wool it won't break the bank either.

This hat is knit in the round - suitable for knitters comfortable knitting in the round.

One size - adult

Tension - 9 sts x 13 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches in st st 

YOU WILL NEED

9mm dpns or circular needles
10mm dpns or circular needles 
100g super chunky yarn - red (pictured, Cygnet Seriously Chunky Mixes - Red)
60-70g super chunky yarn - white (pictured, Cygnet Seriously Chunky - White
Tapestry needle
Large pom pom maker

Finished size - apprx.  42 cm to fit a 56/58cm head (adult)


START KNITTING

with 9mm dpns or circular needle, cast on 44 sts in white super chunky wool

Rnds 1 - 8: k1, p1 round

change to red super chunky wool and 10mm dpns or circular needle

Rnds 9 - 18: knit

Rnd 19: K1, *k5, k2tog; rep from * 6 times, k1 (38)

Rnds 20 - 21: knit

Rnd 22: K1, *k4, k2tog; rep from * 6 times, k1 (32)

Rnds 23 - 24: knit

Rnd 25: K1 *k3, k2tog; rep from * 6 times, k1 (26)

Rnds 26 - 27: knit

Rnd 28: K1, *k2, k2tog; rep from * 6 times, k1 (20)

Rnds 29 - 30: knit

Rnd 31: K1, *k1, k2tog; rep from 8 6 times, k1 (14)

Rnds 32 - 33: knit

Rnd 33: k2tog round (7)

cut wool and thread through remaining stitches

pull tightly and fasten off

weave in any ends

with large pom pom maker and white wool, make a pom pom and attach to the top of the hat.


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