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Break It Up

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Break It Up
Break It Up
Break It Up

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Knit in the Round
  • Knit or purl two together
  • Purl
  • 1x1 cables

Pattern Description:

I created this hat as a sort of challenge to myself. I purchased a skein of yarn I liked the color of, and then decided I was not going to allow it pool without at least making an attempt to change it up a bit. With crossed over stitches and texture, this is what I came up with.

This hat does have a slightly slouchy fit on people who don't have heads as large as mine.

The patterning continues into the decreases, and there are no charts at this point in time, so be careful when you reach the decreases. Because of these decreases, if you need a slightly larger or smaller hat, it would be better to try seeing how a change in gauge would work rather than trying to add or remove stitches.


26 stitches = 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult sized


  • Size 6/4.00 mm circular needles for knitting a hat in the round

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

150 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino
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About the designer

I grew up with a crafty family. I knit and crochet, as well as spin, do jewelry work, cross-stitch, sew, general crafty type things... I have Craft ADD

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