Bundle Up! This Hat is Alllll About the Texture

Texture is totally the star of this hat: you’ve got two different yarns held together for a bit of woolly goodness and a hit of alpaca fuzz. And when you go with neutral tones, the nubby stitch pattern really gets a chance to shine. (But don’t worry, it’s just knits and purls!). Add a faux fur pompom to really push the fuzz factor over the top.

Warm Fuzzies Hat

Level: Beginner Friendly

What You Need

  • 1 hank Cloudborn Limited Edition Alpaca Worsted Yarn (shown in Taupe Heather)
  • 1 hank Cloudborn Superwash Merino DK Yarn (shown in Ecru)
  • US 10-1/2 (6.5 mm) 16″ (40 cm) circular knitting needle OR size needed to get the correct gauge
  • Detachable stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Faux fur pompom

Gauge

3.25 sts = 1-inch in hat stitch pattern (row gauge is not critical here; if you want your hat longer or shorter, knit more or fewer rounds)

Finished Size

18-inch circumference: fits large-sized child to medium-sized woman

Abbreviations

  • CO – cast on
  • K – knit
  • K2tog – knit two together
  • P – purl
  • Rnd – round
  • St(s) – stitch(es)

Instructions

Holding both yarns together, CO 60 sts. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of your round, and join to work in the round.

Rnds 1-6: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end of round.

Rnd 7: Knit.

Rnd 8: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of round.

Rnd 9: Knit.

Rnd 10: *P1, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 7-10 seven more times (8 times total, or 32 rounds total).

Rnd 33: *K1, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round. (40 sts remain)

Rnd 34: Knit.

Rnd 35: *K2tog; repeat from * to end of round. (20 sts remain)

Pro Tip
Things might get a little tight here as you decrease. If you want to switch to double-pointed needles, you totally can. Or you can experiment with the magic loop method. OR, it’s only one round…make it work!

Finishing

Cut the yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail. Thread the yarn onto your tapestry needle, and pull the the needle through the stitches in the order they’re on the knitting needle. As you pass the tapestry needle through, slip each stitch off the knitting needle. Gently pull on the yarn to tighten the stitches, and thread your tapestry needle through a second time. Pull tightly to close up the hole, and thread the tail to the inside of the hat.

Weave in your ends to the inside of your hat, and trim the ends. Block your hat for the smoothest stitches.

Attach your faux fur pom to the top of the hat, tying with a bow rather than a tight know. You’ll want to keep it removable in case you want to wash your hat later (poms don’t love to get clean).

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