I’d done a version of this men’s beanie back before my oldest was born, and considering she just turned four, I thought it was time for a little update! This hat is knit in the round, using a Berroco Remix yarn, and turned out so well – my husband definitely approves, and I hope you do, too!
Full video tutorial can be found here: https://youtu.be/PrZ42wElMs0
Gauge: 22 sts x 40 rows = 4″ x 4″ (10 x 10 cm) over s1, k1 pattern on US 6 (4 mm) needles.
100 g of sport weight yarn (Berroco Remix in the colorway Smoke used in sample)
Size US 6 (4 mm) needles
CO: cast on
M1l: make 1 left
PM: place marker
Sl: slip 1 stitch purlwise
Ssk: slip, slip, knit – slip the first stitch knitwise, slip the second stitch knitwise, then knit both stitches together.
K2tog: knit two together – knit the next two stitches together as if they were one stitch.
Using the German Twisted Cast On, CO 96 sts. Join rnd. PM to mark beg of rnd.
Rnd 1: *k2, p2; rep from * to last st.
Rep Rnd 1 until piece measures 2″ from CO edge.
Next Rnd: *k24, m1l; rep from * to end of rnd – 4 sts increased (100 sts).
Rnd 1: *sl1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: k to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1-2 until piece measures 7″ from CO edge.
Rnd 1: work in patt as established for 20sts, *pm, work in patt as established for 20 sts; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 10 sts decreased (90 sts).
Rnd 3: *k1, work in patt as established to 1 st before marker, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 2-3 until 60 sts remaining (12 sts between markers). Work Rnd 2 once more.
Rnd 4: *ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 10 sts decreased (50 sts).
Rnd 5: *ssk, work in patt as established to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 10 sts decreased (40 sts).
Rep Rnds 4-5 until 10 sts remaining (2 sts between markers).
Cut yarn, leaving 12″ tail. Using a tapestry needle, slip all remaining sts onto the tail of the yarn purlwise. Pull tight to close up the crown. Weave in any remaining ends.