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Jake Hat

from More With Les
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Jake Hat
Jake Hat
Jake Hat
Jake Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • knit in the round
  • duplicate stitch

Pattern Description:

Little dudes will love shooting hoops wearing this ode-to-basketball hat. It features a large bobble on top and SWISH duplicate-stitched on the front. A great stash-buster, this hat delivers a big wow factor but is far less complicated than it looks! Consider making it in your favorite team colors.

2 colors of worsted weight wool. In the example, I used Cascade 220 (navy) for the main color and Dream in Color Classy (saffron) for the contrasting color.

16" circular needles, sizes US 6 & 7 (4 & 4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge (I am a loose knitter so in the example, I used sizes US 5 & 6) and additional needles in the larger size for small-diameter knitting (DPNs, a second circular or a long Magic Loop needle).

Small amount of black embroidery floss or lightweight black yarn.

Small amount of fiberfill or scrap yarn to stuff basketball bobble.

Duplicate stitch is easy! Here's a tutorial I made explaining the technique:


5.25 sts/inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • child, with guidelines for sizing up or down


  • 140 yards of worsted weight wool
  • double-pointed or circular needles in corresponding size

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

140 yards of Worsted weight

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