I’ve wanted to design a chunky cowl and hat combo for a while, I think knitting with chunky yarn can make a quick and easy knit for a gift for a friend or family member. This hat works up in an evening or two and turns out just lovely. The band of the hat is knit flat and grafted upon completion, and stitches are picked up around one side to close the top. And because I love a “set,” there is a coordinating cowl pattern for this hat.
PRINTING NOTE: This is a checklist pattern; it is not necessary to print the entire pattern if you prefer not to use the checkboxes for each section.
SIZES: 1(2, 3, 4)
MEASUREMENTS: Youth 16”/40.5 cm, Adult Medium 18”/45.5 cm, Adult Large 20”/51 cm, Adult Extra Large 22”/56 cm – fully customizable
YARN: 1 skein chunky/bulky weight yarn, 100 g (106 yds /97 m)
Note: Holding DK or light worsted yarn double can be an appropriate substitute.
NEEDLES: US size 9 (5.5 mm) 16-inch (40.5 cm) circular needle & US size 8 (5.0 mm) 16-inch (40.5 cm) circular needle & US size 8 (5.0 mm) double pointed needles
GAUGE: 14 sts and 18 rows/rnds per 4”/10 cm (3.5 sts and 4.5 rnds = 1”) in Stockinette Stitch
NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
SAMPLE: The hat sample was knit using Chelsea Luxe Yarns chunky (100% SW merino 106 yds/100 g) and weighed 75 grams using 80 yards/73 meters.