4 in 1 Hat Pattern; Machine Knit Version

Can be worn as a beanie, ponytail hat, slouch hat or cowl

Hand knit pattern by this author: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlIMBjvdgqc&feature=youtu.be

Machine: Bulky

Yarn: #3 weight like a baby sport

Tension: 3

  • Tension 0/0; Rack to H3
  • Cast on a zig zag row in full needle rib over 41 X 41 N (82N) with end Ns on MB
  • Hang ribber comb and weights
  • K 3 circular rows
  • Tension 5/5; rack to P3
  • Move the N on both beds into following configuration, doubling sts, beginning at left side:
    • 5 N on Ribber
    • Across the bed put into a 4 X 4 rib pattern
    • End on right side with 5 N on MB
    • Empty N’s out of work
  • RC 000
  • Knit 60 R – or if you prefer a deeper cuff or need for a larger head K 70 R
  • Rack to H4 to enable moving sts easier
  • Transfer sts from the ribber to the MB and move MB sts so whole bed is in an every other stitch configuration with all sts doubled; make sure EON is out of work
  • Drop ribber and change sinker plate
  • K 1 R
  • Pull all in-between Ns into work
  • K 4 or 5 R ending with COL
  • Tension: 10
  • K 1 R
  • Loop through a Loop Bind off
  • Mattress st side using 1 st from each side to make a continuous 4 X 4 rib on outside of hat

Make I-cord:

  • E-wrap on over 3 N off to left of center of bed to ensure carriage passing row counter
  • Set carriage to slip 1 way
  • K 350 R
  • Weave I-cord through eyelets in hat; wear I-cord pulled tight for a beanie or slouch hat, loosen for a ponytail hat; pull completely loose or remove for a cowl

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