Doubled Up Hat
This beginner-friendly design uses bright colors of a washable worsted weight wool blend, making it a great choice for a gift project. The double-thick textured brim coupled with a contrasting crown finished with a crisp line of decreases creates a cozy hat, even with the coldest winds! The stretchy brim accommodates a range of head sizes, making the DOUBLED-UP HAT a great gift for your entire cold-eared crew.
Color 1: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch, 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool, 208 yd / 190 m per 100 g (used for BRIM)
Size 1: 135 yd / 123 m (65 g), Size 2: 150 yd / 137 m (72 g)
Color 2: Knit Picks Felici Worsted, 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon, 218 yd / 199 m per 100 g (used for BODY & CROWN)
Size 1: 76 yd / 70 m (35 g), Size 2: 90 yd / 82 m (42 g)
NOTE: Felici is a Special Reserve yarn that releases periodically. It is not always available, and the color offering changes regularly.
Some testers were able to make 2 hats out of 2 100 g skeins of worsted weight yarn by flipping Colors 1 and 2. Feel free to use a second solid color in place of the striping yarn, as shown in one of the samples!
GAUGE & NEEDLES
19 stitches & 32 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in 1x1 broken rib
20 stitches & 26 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette in the round
US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) for magic loop decreases, or double-pointed needles or size needed to get gauge
Spare needle in same size as main body size (or smaller!) to join folded brim
Circumference at brim: 20.2” (21.9”) / 51.5 (56) cm
Size 1 fits heads from 20.5-24” (50-61) cm
Size 2 fits heads from 22-24” (56-61) cm
Beanie height: 8.25" (8.5”) / 21 (21.5) cm
Modify height for a slouchier fit by adding length to the BODY.
1 stitch marker to mark beginning of round
Crochet hook of similar size for provisional cast on
Smooth waste yarn
Tech editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Test knitting: Alicia A., Shilo A., Marieke van Bommel, Tammy B., Claire E., Laura G., Kim G., Jennie K., Amy S., Grace Wick, Jimmy Y.