The Colvin Hat

Techniques

Knitting, knit in the round, knit flat, picking up stitches, basic decreases

Level

Beginner

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The Colvin Hat is a quick knit using super bulky yarn and large needles. Grab two fun buttons and in a few hours, you will have a new addition to your wardrobe. Knit from the bottom up, the pattern was originally used to teach new knitters how to pick up stitches. Don’t be afraid to stretch your legs if you are a new knitter! Go for it! For a deeper hat, knit more rounds before beginning decreases, but be aware that you will need more yarn if you knit more rounds. Happy knitting!

Materials

Yardage: 64 yards/58.5 meters of super bulky yarn
Sample knit out of Encore Mega in colors Blue (515) and Cream (256) (64 yards/58.5 meters; 75% acrylic, 25% wool)

Note: You can also hold worsted weight yarn as three strands together to get a super bulky yarn. Be sure to check your gauge if making this adjustment.


Gauge

2 sts over Garter = 1 inch


Needles

US 15 (10mm) 16-inch circulars
US 15 (10mm) DPNs in a longer lengthe


Notions

2 buttons of whatever size you desire
Crochet hook (optional)
Scissors
1 split stitch marker
1 stitch marker
Tape measure
Yarn/Tapestry needle


Sizing

One size fits most adults; circumference to fit 19-22 inches.


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