Bens Hat

free pattern

this hat is worked in the round on double pointed needles.

MC: 1 skein Naturally Merino & Fur
or other aran weight yarn
130 yds, 18 sts=4" on US 8

CC: 1 ball Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed
or other aran weight yarn
about 60 yds, 18 sts=4" on US 8

needles: four US 8 dp needles
or size to obtain gauge

gauge: 4.5 sts = 1"

sts (stitches)
k (knit)
k2tog (knit 2 together)
rnd (round)


- Using US 8 double pointed needles and MC, cast on 80sts and divide onto 3 needles (or cast onto straight needles first, then divide among the dp's)
- k 6 rounds
- k the chart for 12 rounds with MC and CC
- k 11 rounds
- next, cut CC and work decrease rounds with MC:
- rnd 1: *k8, k2tog* around
- rnd 2: k around
- rnd 3: *k7, k2tog* around
- rnd 4: k around
- rnd 5: *k2, k2tog* around
- rnd 6: k around
- rnd 7: *k1, k2tog* around
- rnd 8: k around
- rnd 9: k2tog around
- rnd 10: k around
- rnd 11: k2tog around
- cut yarn and thread through the remaining sts, pull to close.

- along the cast on edge and using an F crochet hook, work one sc in each stitch with CC, turn. then join MC and work one round of sc. done!


        white = MC (main color)      blue = CC (contrast color)

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