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This little hat is my valentine to all my knitting friends. It is super easy... you can knit it up in a night or two. The fun part about it is adding the felt hearts. Cut them out and add them with a running stitch using embroidery floss.
The pom pom is attached to an i cord at the top. A cute, whimsical detail!
This is a fun and easy hat to knit that features stripes and appliqued hearts. This size is for an adult, if you want to make it for kids use my striped sock monkey hat pattern.
Yarn: worsted weight, any kind. I used cascade 220 for the black rag and the cream
Needle size 6
Cast on 100 stitches, join in the round.
K2, P2 rib for 7 rounds
Rows 1-7 First stripe color. knit
Rows 8-14 Second stripe color. knit
Rows 9-21 First stripe color. knit
Rows 22-28 Second stripe color. knit
Rows 29-35 First stripe color. knit
Rows 36-41 Second stripe color:
Row 36 Decrease row Knit 8, k 2tog
Row 37 knit
Row 38 Decrease row Knit 5, k 2tog
Row 39 knit
Row 40 Decrease row Knit 4, k 2tog
Row 41 knit
Switch colors to the first color, switch to dpn’s whenever you feel necessary
Row 42 Decrease row Knit 3, k 2tog
Row 43 knit
Row 44 Decrease row Knit 2, k 2tog
Row 45 Decrease row Knit 1, k2tog
Row 46 k2tog for the whole round
Row 47 knit
Row 48 k2 tog for the whole round
Run a needle through the remaining stitches and pull through.
When you are finished, pick up 3 stitches and knit 4 inches of icord on the top of the hat. Add a pom pom with coordinating colored yarn.
For the appliqued hearts: cut out 5 or 7 hearts of different sizes out of felt. Hand applique each on the hat using dmc floss and a running stitch.
Give to your favorite valentine or wear it yourself!
Written by Jenni Swenson