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How to Make a WI Wool Week Hat
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How to Make a WI Wool Week Hat

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1+ Days

Create this woolly hat using WI Unique Yorkshire yarn for Wool Week. It is a great easy knit and will keep you warm all winter!

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Abbreviation

k – knit p – purl st(s) – stitches p2tog – purl 2 stitches together k2tog – knit 2 stitches together skpsso – slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over rep – repeat ws – wrong side facing

Tension

28 sts and 28 rows to 10cm

 

Step 1

Using 3 1/2mm needles cast on 128 sts

Row 1 :* k2, p2 * rep from *to* to the end of the row.

Row 2 :* p2, k2 * rep from *to* to the end of the row.

Rep rows 1 to 2 seven more times.

Step 2

Change to 4mm needles now.

Next row : p1, * k2, p4*- rep *to* to the last st and k1.

Next row : p1, *k4, p2* – rep *to* to the last st and k1.

Rep these 2 rows until until the work measures 12cm from top of rib.

Step 3

Shaping the crown:

Row 1 : p1, *k1, k2tog, k1, p2, k4, p2* rep *to* to the last 7 sts, k1, k2tog, k1, p2, k1. (118)

Row 2 : p1, *k2, p3, k2, p1, p2tog, p1* rep *to* to the last 6 sts – k2, p3, k1.. (108)

Row 3 : p1 * k3, p2* rep *to* to the last st and p1. (108)

Row 4 : p1 * k2, p3* rep *to* to the last st and k1. (108)

Row 5 : p1, *k3, p2, k1, k2tog, p2* rep *to* to the last 6 sts, k3, p2, k1 (97)

Row 6 : p1 * k2, p1, p2tog, k2, p2 * rep *to* to the last 6 sts, k2, p1, p2tog, k1 (88)

Row 7 : p1 *k2, p2 rep *to* to the last st, k1, (88)

Row 8 : p1 *skpsso, p2, k2, p2 * rep *to* to the last 5 sts, skpsso, p2, k1 (76)

Row 9 : p1 * k2, p1, k2, p2tog* rep *to* to the last 4 sts, k2, p1, k1 (65)

Row 10 : p1 * k1, p2tog, k1, p2 * rep *to* to the last 4 sts, k1, p2tog, k1 (54)

Row 11 : *p1, k1, p1, k2tog * rep *to* to the last 4 sts, p1, k1, p1, k1 (44)

Row 12 : p1 * k1, skpsso, p1 * rep *to* to the last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1 (34)

Row 13 : p1, k1, skpsso, p2tog * k1, p2tog* rep *to* to the last st, k1 (23)

Row 14 : p1, k1 *skpsso* rep *to* to the last st, k1. (13)

Row 15 : *skpsso* rep *to* to the last st, k1. (7)

Row 16 : *skpsso* rep *to* to the last st, k1. (4)

Row 17 : sL1, k2tog, psso, k1 (2)

Row 18 : k2tog. Break yarn, leaving a long enough tail to thread through the remaining sts and secure.

Step 4 

Finishings

 

Use a cool iron, gently press and iron.

With WS facing sew seam using a blanket stitch from the crown to the bottom edge. Secure and weave in the ends.

Make your pom pom using the maker and secure it to the top of the hat.

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