No Ribber Adult Hat in 3 Gauges

No Ribber Adult Hat in Bulky, Standard or Mid Gauge


Bulky Machine Hat


Standard Machine Hat


Warm hat that is doubled over the ears

  • Machine: Bulky, Standard (parenthesis) or Mid-Gauge ((double parenthesis))
  • Yarn: Bulky: 4 ply like Red Heart – 2 colors; MC (main color) & CC (contrasting color)
    • Standard: 3 ply such as 3 ply Tamm yarn – 2 colors
    • Mid-Gauge: Lightweight 4 ply – I prefer Bernat Baby Coordinates – 2 colors
  • Tension: (T) Bulky 8; Standard 6; Mid-gauge 5


  • CO (cast on) 78 N (150) ((100)) with waste yarn; Weight; K several rows
  • K (Knit) 1 R (row) ravel cord
  • RC (Row Counter) 000
  • Lining of bottom band:
    • Add MC – Bulky: K 20 – 21 R; (K 40 – 41 R); ((K 30 – 31 R))
  • RC 000
  • Fair Isle design and front of band: (Read all this section first)
    • In order to make the same number of rows for front of band, take number of rows of design off the total number of rows done for the lining; knit half extra rows, then the design, then rest of rows to match number in lining
    • Prepare a finishing yarn to run along design (see manual) if doing fair isle
    • If using a punch card or electronic design; get design ready; K 1 R to select N; MC button
    • Add a CC and depending on length of design K 15 – 18 R (K 25 – 35 R) ((10 – 15 R))of an alternating stripe, variegated yarn or punch card or electronic fair isle design
    • Does design need to be reversed or flipped?
  • Hang first row of main color from ravel cord onto needles – doubling sts
  • RC 000
  • K 28 – 30 more R (55 – (65 for slouchy hat); ((34 – 35)) – depending on length desired
  • Move every other st to the N next to it – put empty N in out of work position
  • K 4 or 5 rows
  • Remove sts on long yarn tail on tapestry needle
  • Mattress st side, pull top tight; weave in ends
  • Make a 3 – 4-inch pom-pom if desired; large ones are in style now; attach to top of hat

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