His Hat

Copyright Marnie MacLean 2003

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14st x 20 rows = 4"


  • #10.5 dble pointed needles (set of 5 if possible)
  • 1 skein of Scottie in color of choice

Yarn substitution

Scottie is a bulky weight wool yarn. Any bulky weight yarn that achieves gauge should be fine. To reproduce the look of this hat, you could hold three or more different color strands of sport weight yarn, at once, and knit them as a single yarn. In this case, the colors are red, white and black.

Stitches used:

  • 1 x 1 ribbing


The pattern is written for Adults with Child size in parenthesis

CO 70 (60) stitches and distribute evenly over 4 of your 5 dble pointed needles. Place stitch marker between first and last stitch to mark end of rounds.

Working in the round, K1, P1 for 22 (15) rows


Row 1:*Work 8 stitches, K2 tog* To end
Even Rows 2-18: K the K and P the P. (the decreases will cause alternate even rows to have 2K in a row)
Row 3: *Work 7 stitches, P2tog* To end
Row 5: *Work 6 stitches, K2tog* To end
Row 7: *Work 5 stitches, P2tog* To end
Row 9: *Work 4 stitches, K2tog* To end
Row 11: *Work 3 stitches, P2tog* To end
Row 13: *Work 2 stitches, K2tog* To end
Row 15: *Work 1 stitches, P2tog* To end
Row 17: *K2tog* To end

Do not BO. Cut 12" tail and use tapestry needle to run tail through remaining stitches twice. Pull tight, secure and work in tail. Work in any other remaining tails.

Depending on how tightly you knit, you may wish to block this hat a little, especially if the top of the hat looks pointed. I did not need to this with this particular hat, but have had to do so with other hats using this pattern.


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