Yarn weight: Worsted
Needles: US size 4 dpns, and US size 9 dpn or circular needles.
*Please read all instructions before beginning pattern*
Cast on 96 stitches in color 1 to size 4 dpn’s and join in round.
Work k2 p2 rib for until piece measures about 2 inches, or desired length of brim.
Work one increase round
Increase round: *k2, m1, p2, m1. Repeat from * (This increases the stitch number to 144.)
Switch to size 9 needles and begin pattern. (You can read the instructions for the written version below, or scroll down further and there’s a charted pattern but it uploaded kind of blurry for some reason… ).
Start the decrease rounds on row 11 of the third repeat of the pattern.
After decreasing pull remaining yarn through loops, and weave in ends.
Make pompom and attach. For how to make a pompom just check out some online tutorials.
m1 – make one.
k2tog – k2tog
ssk – slip slip knit
s1 – slip 1
psso – pass slipped stitch over
r=red/ color 2
p= purple/color 4
bc – slip 1 stitch to dpn and hold to back, knit next stitch, knit stitch from dpn.
fc – slip 1 stitch to dpn and hold to front, knit next stitch, knit stitch from dpn.
*when doing bc fc rows (rows 3, 6, 9, and 12), continue to knit the stitches in the same color that they already are.*
**The letters following the k1 and k2 instructions in the pattern represent the color that the stitch should be knit in. For example “k1r” means “knit 1 red stitch”; “k2b” means “Knit 2 black stitches”; and “k2togR” means “Knit 2 together in red.” **
r1:k1b, k2r, k1b
r2:k1w, k2r, k1w
r4:k1r, k2w, k1r
r5:k1p, k2w, k1p
r7:k1w, k2p, k1w
r8:k1b, k2p, k1b
r10:k1p, k2b, k1p
r11:k1r, k2b, kr
Decrease (starting on r11 of pattern)
r1:k1r, k2b, k2togr,slip just knitted stitch back to left needle and pass the next stitch (black)
over it, then slip it back to the right needle. sl1 k2tog psso, k2b, k1r. (k1r k2b k1r) 3 times. Repeat.
r3:k1b k2r k1b
r4:(k1w, k2r, k1w) twice, k1w, k2r, k2togw,slip just knitted stitch back to left needle and pass the next stitch (red) over it, then slip it back to the right needle. sl1 k2tog psso.k2r k1w. repeat.
r5: bc fc
r6: k1r k2w k1r
r7: k1p k2w k2togp slip just knitted stitch back to left needle and pass the next stitch (white) over it, then slip it back to the right needle, s1 k2tog psso, k2w, k2p k2w, k1p. repeat.
r8: bc fc
r9: k1w k2p k1w
r10: k1r k2p k2togr, slip just knitted stitch back to left needle and pass the next stitch (red) over it, then slip it back to the right needle, s1 k2tog psso,k2p, k1r. repeat.
r12: k1p k2r k1p
r13:s1. * k2r k2togw. Repeat from * For last stitch slip 1 stitch from the next row and k2tog.
r14: k2r, bc fc
r15:s1 k2tog psso, k2w, k1r
r16: k2tog ssk