I make these hats for friends, based on a certain scifi program (which was cancelled far too soon.)
There’s a number of different patterns for it online, so in the end I looked at a few and made my own version.
I’ve made these in both wool (Lopi Lettlopi) and now – after a shrinking incident – acrylic (Deramore’s Studio)
I’ve made it in a couple of sizes:
- Man’s : 25 inch / 64 cm diameter
- Woman’s : 21 inch / 52 cm diameter
- 50 g yellow DK
- 50 g orange DK
- 50g red DK
- 6.5 mm double-pointed needles or circular needle
Working with 2 threads throughout:
Cast on 72 (84) sts in orange yarn, work in round
Rounds 1 – 3: Rib: knit 1, purl 1.
Rounds 4 – 12, knit.
Round 13, Change to yellow, knit
Rounds 14 – 40 (45 for larger size), knit
Final rounds, Knit 2 together continue until only 6 stitches left (takes 3 – 4 rounds)
Working in red (with 2 threads) pick up 14 (16) stitches – I position each earflap 10 stitches each side of cast on join..
Working in stocking stitch, work 10 rows
Row 11 onward: decrease a stitch at each end until down to 1 stitch. Bind off leaving 3 inch length, attach 2 more to complete tassel.
Make tri-colour pompom either with pompom maker or by wrapping yarn around hand. Attach securely to top of hat.