Knit Santa Hat LW1883

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Skill Level: Easy

Designed by Edie Eckman.

Head Circumference: 18 (20)". Directions are for Adult S/M; changes for Adult M/L are in parentheses.

RED HEART® "Holiday": 1 ball each 9560 Wine/Gold A, 1360 Aran/Gold B
Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8] circular needle, 16" long and 5.5mm [US 9] circular needle, 16" long and double-pointed needles.
Stitch markers.
Yarn needle.
Pompom maker.

GAUGE: 18 sts = 4"; 24 rounds = 4" in Stockinette Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the specified gauge.

Note: Hat is worked from the tip to the ribbing. Begin on double-pointed needles, changing to circular needle as is necessary.


With double-pointed needles and A, cast on 6 sts. Divide evenly around needles. Join, taking care not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of round.

Round 1: Knit.

Round 2: [K1, M1] around - 12 sts.

Rounds 3-5: Knit.

Round 6: [K2, M1] around -18 sts.

Rounds 7-11: Knit.

Round 12: [K3, M1] around - 24 sts.

Continue in this manner, increasing 6 sts every 6 rounds for 9 (11) more times, working 1 more st between each increase - 78 (90) sts.

Work even until Hat measures 14 ½ (15 ¼)" from beginning.

Change to B and smaller needle.

Knit 1 round. Purl 1 round.

Work in K1, p1 rib for 12 rounds.

Bind off loosely in rib.


With B, make pompom.

Sew to tip of hat.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: K = knit; mm = millimeters; P = purl; St st = Stockinette stitch; st(s) = stitch (es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

M1 (Make 1 increase): With tip of right needle, lift strand between last stitch knit and next stitch on left-hand needle; place strand onto left-hand needle and knit into back of it.

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