SIZES: To fit Child (Lady-Man).
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
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
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.