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How to Make Basic Bulky Knit Hat in Rows AND Rounds

This was one of my most downloaded free knitting patterns on my old website. When I moved everything over to this website, it was one of the things I lost along the way. Being about 10 years old, the file was lost as well. Recently I bought some super bulky yarn (Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick) and played around until I was able to recreate the pattern.

What beginning knitters loved most about this pattern is that it is knit in ROWS, not rounds. As a beginner, I know how intimidating working int he round can be. That's why I designed this hat in rows all those years ago! In the beginning of this video, I will show you how to make this quick, simple and wonderful hat in rows. After so many years knitting, I also know that knitting in the round isn't nearly as scary as it sounds. So if you continue to the end of the video, I will show you how to make the SAME hat in rounds as well. 

As a teacher, I think it is important to teach in steps. Once you get the foundation of these stitches and yarn and develop your confidence in them in rows, it will be easy to add rounds to your repertoire of skills. 

Please send me your pics! I want to see your Bulky Knit Hats, in rows OR rounds!!!

xoxo, Kristin


Bulky Knit Hat Pattern

Materials:
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quck
US13 (9mm) 16" circular knitting needles

Gauge: 2sts = 1" in pattern

Finished size: 22" circumference hat

In rows Instructions:

CO 44 sts

Row 1: *k1, p1. Rep from * across. -- 44 sts

Rep row 1 until 8" long from cast on edge.

Next row: *k2tog across. -- 22 sts

Next row: purl across

Next row: *k2tog across. -- 11 sts

Next row: purl across

Next row: *pass the 2nd to last st up and over the last st and off the needles. Rep until only 1 st remains. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing up seam.

Assembly:

Sew up side of hat. Weave in loose ends.

In the Round Instructions: 

CO 44 sts, join in a ring, being careful not to twist.

Round 1: *k1, p1. Rep from * around.

Rep round 1 until 8" long from cast on edge.

Next round: *k2tog around. -- 22 sts

Next round: knit around

Switch to DPNS to continue in the round.

Next round: *k2tog around. -- 11 sts

Next round: knit around

Next round: *pass the 2nd to last st up and over the last st and off the needles. Rep until only 1 st remains. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

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