Caron® Tri-Color Man’s Hat
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Caron® Tri-Color Man’s Hat

This hat is designed with a simple slip stitch knit pattern, making it easy to achieve the striking color work on the crown. The deep fold-over ribbing makes for a comfortable fit on any size head.

Designed by Brenda Lewis

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Caron International's 'Simply Soft' (100% acrylic; 3oz/85g, approx 157yds/144m skein) hown in #9758 Forest Floor (A) and #9703 Bone (C) 3oz each and Caron International’s ‘Simply Soft Collection’ (100% acrylic; 3oz/85g, approx 157yds/144m skein) shown in: #0013 Nutmeg (B) 3oz
  • One circular size U.S. 8 (5mm) needle, 16"/40.5cm long or size to obtain gauge
  • Four size U.S. 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles (dpn)
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
 

Project Instructions

SIZES
One size fits most
 

FINISHED MEASUREMENT
Hat circumference: 21 ½"/54.5cm
 

YARN
Caron International's 'Simply Soft' (100% acrylic; 3oz/85g, approx 157yds/144m skein) shown in: #9758 Forest Floor (A) and #9703 Bone (C) 3oz each and Caron International’s ‘Simply Soft Collection’ (100% acrylic; 3oz/85g, approx 157yds/144m skein) shown in: #0013 Nutmeg (B) 3oz
 

NEEDLES
One circular size U.S. 8 (5mm) needle, 16"/40.5cm long or size to obtain gauge
Four size U.S. 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles (dpn)
 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
 

GAUGE
In Stockinette stitch, using size U.S. 8 (5mm) needles, 18 sts and 24 rnds = 4”/10cm.
 

STITCHES USED
K2, p2 rib
Slip stitch pattern
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: *K1, sl 1; rep from * around.
Rnd 4: P1, *yb, sl 1, yf, p1; rep from * to last st, sl 1.
Rep Rnds 1-4 for Slip st patt.
 

NOTE
When changing colors, always cross yarn in back of work to prevent holes.
 

HAT
Brim
Using A and circular needle, CO 96 sts. Join being careful not to twist st, placing marker at beg of rnd. Work around in k2, p2 rib for 5”.
 

Crown
Work in Slip st patt alternating one row each of B, C and A throughout. Work until hat measures 9” from CO sts ending with Rnd 1.
 

Shaping
(Note: Shaping is always worked on patt Rnd 2. Change to dpns when hat becomes too small for circular needle.)
First dec:
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K16, k3tog, rep from * to last st, k1--86 sts.
Rnds 3 and 4: Rep patt Rnds 3 and 4.
Second dec:
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K14, k3tog; rep from * to last st, k1—76 sts.
Rnds 3 and 4: Rep patt Rnds 3 and 4.
Third dec:
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K12, k3tog; rep from * to last st, k1—66 sts.
Rnds 3 and 4: Rep patt Rnds 3 and 4.
Fourth dec:
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K10, k3tog, rep from end with k1—56 sts.
Rnds 3 and 4: Rep patt Rnds 3 and 4.
Fifth dec:
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K8, k3tog, rep from end with k1—46 sts.
Rnds 3 and 4: Rep patt Rnds 3 and 4.
Sixth dec:
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K6, k3tog, rep from end with k1—36 sts.
Rnds 3 and 4: Rep patt Rnds 3 and 4.
Seventh dec:
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K4, k3tog, rep from end with k1—26 sts.
Rnd 3: *K2, k3tog; rep from * around, end k1—16 sts.
Fasten off leaving a 12” strand. Thread strand through yarn needle and slip through remaining sts drawing firmly to close. Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

Tips

Adjust the colors to make hats for all the women in your life, too.