The Winterland Hat Pattern

Where did 2022 go? I can’t believe this year is almost over. After a rough start to the year with illness due to covid (blogged here), I’ve been trying to catch up with all the goals I had for this year. Needless to say there will be some unfinished works in progress that will be completed in 2023. Knitting smaller projects such as hats and cowls are more enjoyable when other non-knitting things require our attention and time.   

The Winterland Hat is knit bottom up and in the round. It has a simple cable stitch pattern and is a light and warm hat for this time of the year.

Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie® yarn in the Cream/Silver colorway
Knitting Needles: US #7 and US #8 16-inch circular needles; US #9 knitting needles for the cable cast on 
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Cable Needle
Gauge: 4.5 stitches / 6 rows per inch in stockinette stitch pattern with US #8 knitting needles without blocking
Size: Teen or Adult S (about 7.5 inches from earlobe to top of head and 17- 19 inches in circumference)
Abbreviations:
K: Knit
P: Purl
pm: place marker
rm: remove marker
sm: slip marker
BOR: beginning of round
C4F: slip 2 stitches onto the cable needle and hold in front, K2 stitches on the circular needle then knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle.
C4B: slip 2 stitches onto the cable needle and hold in back, K2 stitches on the circular needle then knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle.
C2F: slip 1 stitch onto the cable needle and hold in front, K1 stitch on the circular needle then knit the 1 stitch on the cable needle.
C2B: slip 1 stitch onto the cable needle and hold in back, K1 stitch on the circular needle then knit the 1 stitch on the cable needle.
K2tog: Knit the two stitches on the left needle together
P2tog: Purl the two stitches on the left needle together
[…]: stitch pattern repeats

The Winterland Hat Pattern (text and images for personal use only)

Cast on 80 stitches with US #9 knitting needles using the cable cast on method. Transfer all the stitches to US #7 16-inch circular needles. Place a BOR marker, join the round by knitting as follows:

The brim of the hat:
Setup Round: [K4, P2, K2, P2, pm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 1: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Repeat Round 1, twelve more times or to preferred length.

The body of the hat:
Change to US #8 16-inch circular needles and knit:
Round 1: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 2: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 3: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 4: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 5: [C4B, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 6: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 7: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 8: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 9: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 10: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 11: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 12: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 13: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 14: [P1, K2, P2, C4F, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, C4F P1, slip BOR marker
Round 15: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 16: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 17: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 18: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker

The crown shaping of the hat:
Round 1: [K1, K2tog, P2tog, P1, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K1, K2tog, P2tog, P1, K2, P2, slip BOR marker (64 stitches)
Round 2: [K2, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K2, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 3: [K2, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K2, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 4: [C2B, P2tog, K2, P2tog, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, C2B, P2tog, K2, P2tog, slip BOR marker (48 stitches)
Round 5: [K2, P1, K2, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K2, P1, K2, P1, slip BOR marker 
Round 6: [K2, P1, K2, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K2, P1, K2, P1, slip BOR marker 
Round 7: [K1, P2tog, K2, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K1, P2tog, K2, P1, slip BOR marker (40 stitches)
Round 8: [K1, P1, K2, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K1, P1, K2, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 9: [P2tog, C2F, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P2tog, C2F, P1, slip BOR marker (32 stitches)
Round 10: [P1, K2, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 11: [P1, K2, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 12: [K2tog, K2tog, rm] repeat […] 6 more times, K2tog, K2tog, slip BOR marker (16 stitches)
Round 13: Knit all stitches till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Round 14 Knit all stitches till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Round 15: [K2tog] repeat […] till BOR marker, slip BOR marker (8 stitches)
Round 16: Knit all stitches to BOR marker, remove BOR marker and break about 6 inches of yarn and thread it through a tapestry needle.
Pass the tapestry needle with the working yarn through the 8 remaining stitches, pull tight and secure yarn.
Weave in the ends, wash and block hat.


~coffeeteaknits

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