Number One Fan Hat

Number One Fan Hat

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Bernat
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Additional Information


SIZES: To fit Child (Lady-Man).


Bernat® Collegiate Chunky™ (400g/14 oz; 431 yds/394 m)

Sizes                                                                            Child        Lady         Man

Main Color (MC) Royal Blue                                   1                1                1          ball

Contrast A Royal Blue/White/Orange     1                1                1                ball


Set of four size U.S. 11 double-pointed knitting needles

Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular knitting needle 16” long, or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch marker


11 sts and 14 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stocking stitch.


Alt = Alternate(ing)

Approx = Approximate(ly)

Beg  = Beginning

Cont = Continue

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = Knit

K2(3)tog = Knit next 2(3) stitches together

Kfb = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch

Rem = Remain(ing)

Rep = Repeat(ing)

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

RS = Right side

Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Tog = Together



Beg at top, with set of four needles and MC, cast on 4 sts.

1st rnd: Kfb in each st. 8 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles (3, 3, 2) sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.

2nd and alt rnds: Knit.

3rd rnd: *Kfb. Rep from * around. 16 sts.

5th rnd: *Kfb. K1. Rep from * around. 24 sts.

7th rnd: *Kfb. K2. Rep from * around. 32 sts.

9th rnd: *Kfb. K3. Rep from * around. 40 sts.

Cont in this manner, inc 8 sts evenly around following alt rnds until there are 48 (56-60) sts, changing to circular needle when appropriate.

Cont in stocking st (knit every rnd), until Hat from beg measures 5 (5-6)”.

Next rnd: Purl.

Next rnd: Knit.

Rep last 2 rnds 4 (4-6) times more.


Divide for Earflaps: Next rnd: Cast off 4 (4-5) sts. P13 (15-15) (including st on needle after cast off). Cast off 14 (18-20) sts. P13 (15-15) (including st on needle after cast off). Cast off rem 4 (4-5) sts.


First Earflap: With RS facing and pair of double-pointed needles, rejoin MC to 13 (15-15) sts. Working back and forth across 2 needles in rows, work 6 (8-8) rows in garter st (knit every row).

Next row: (RS). K1. K2tog. Knit to last 3 sts. ssk. K1.

Next row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 3 (5-5) sts rem.


Sizes Lady and Man only: Next row: K2tog. K1. ssk.

Next row: Knit.


All sizes: K3tog. Fasten off.


Second Earflap: Work as for First Earflap.



Pompoms (Make 5 (6-7)).

Wind A around 3 (3-4) fingers 40 (40-60) times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape.

Sew pompoms in a row down center of Hat.