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Basic Stocking Hat

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Sometimes simple is best! This stocking hat will become a staple of your wardrobe, and is great to make for gifts. It is easy to make and easy to wear. The Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Tweed yarn gives it great visual texture and is a joy to work with. So grab your favorite DPNs and start knitting away!

Basic Stocking Hat - free knit pattern by Jessie At Home
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Basic Stocking Hat
Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Basic Stocking Hat - free knit pattern by Jessie At Home - 2

Size:
Child (Small, Medium, Large)
Fits head size 18 (20, 22, 24) inches

Yarn:
Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Tweed Superwash, 100 g/284 yds: Tiger 402 – 1 skein

Needles:
US- 6, 4.0mm – set of 5 DPNs (HiyaHiya Sharp used)
US- 4, 3.5mm – set of 5 DPNs (Nirvana Needle Arts Mango used)

Gauge:
20 sts x 26 rows = 4″ in Stockinette

Other supplies:
yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
st(s) – stitch(es)

Pattern:
Ribbing:
CO 80 (92, 100, 112) on smaller needles
Rnd 1: (K2, p2) around.
Repeat row 1 until ribbed section measures 2″

Hat Body
Switch to larger needles
Rnd 1: K all.
Repeat row 1 until hat measures 8, (9, 9.5, 10) inches from cast on to needles (or desired hat length).

Decreases by size
Child
Rnd 1: (K2tog, k2) around. (60 sts)
Rnds 2&3: K all
Rnd 4: (K2tog, k1) around. (40 sts)
Rnds 5&6: K all
Rnd 7: K2tog around. (10 sts)
Bind off all sts

Small
Rnd 1: K8, (K2tog, k5) around. (80 sts)
Rnds 2&3: K all
Rnd 4: (K2tog, k2) around. (60 sts)
Rnds 5&6: K all
Rnd 7: (K2tog, k1) around. (40 sts)
Rnds 8&9: K all
Rnd 10: K2tog around. (10 sts)
Bind off all sts

Medium
Rnd 1: (K2tog, k3) around. (80 sts)
Rnds 2&3: K all
Rnd 4: (K2tog, k2) around. (60 sts)
Rnds 5&6: K all
Rnd 7: (K2tog, k1) around. (40 sts)
Rnds 8&9: K all
Rnd 20: K2tog around. (10 sts)
Bind off all sts

Large
Rnd 1:
K4, (k2tog, k7) around. (100 sts)
Rnds 2&3: K all
Rnd 4: (K2tog, k3) around. (80 sts)
Rnds 5&6: K all
Rnd 7: (K2tog, k2) around. (60 sts)
Rnds 8&9: K all
Rnd 10: (K2tog, k1) around. (40 sts)
Rnds 11&12: K all
Rnd 13: K2tog around. (10 sts)
Bind off all sts

Finishing:
Cut yarn leaving a long tail, sew tail through all 10 bind off stitches and pull opening closed. Weave in ends.

Wear or give and enjoy!

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  1. Hi,Jessie I made the basic stocking cap in the child’s size. The last round 7 of the decrease rounds says that there will be 10 stitches remaining; however, there are 20 remaining. I opted to keep it that way though. I could have repeated round 7 to take it down to 10, but I liked the way it looked with 20 stitches. I did use the instructions for the child’s size, but I used worsted weight yarn, size 6 needles for the ribbing, and size 8 for the body. It’s a good fit for an adult female with a small head. I love the pattern.

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