This bottom-up hat starts with a garter stitch brim that is worked flat and features a short-row detail and a one-row buttonhole. After the brim is complete, the work is joined in the round and worked in stockinette through the crown. As written, the hat is slightly slouchy; more length can be added for a slouchier fit.
The short rows used in this pattern are in garter stitch, so while there is wrapping and turning involved, wraps do not need to be picked up on subsequent rows.
As written, the pattern uses two colors of yarn -- approximately 135 yds./125 m of the main color and approximately 20 yds./18 m of the contrast color. To complete the hat, you also will need two stitch markers, a yarn needle (to weave in ends), and one 3/4" (2 cm) button.
To complete this pattern, you need to know how to:
- work flat and join for working in the round,
- work short rows using wrap and turn (w&t), and
- do basic decreases (k2tog).
Detailed instructions are given for a one-row buttonhole.
This pattern has been professionally tech edited.
21 sts and 31 rows = stockinette stitch
155 yards of DK weight
I learned to knit from my aunt when I was about 7 years old, but it wasn't until 2005 that I got really serious about the sticks and string. I learned to spin in 2008 and began designing in 2011. Now my house is slowly being taken over by yarn and fiber.