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Camouflage Hat


Camouflage Hat

Camouflage Hat.

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A Hat for Hiding:

Camouflage certainly isn't just for the woods anymore, but whether you are (or are knitting for) a man who hunts or one who just likes the rugged outdoors look, this simple camouflage hat is a winner.

It features an extra-long ribbed section for folding over into a super warm brim, with easy Stockinette Stitch for the body to show off the camo colors.


  • one skein Bernat Camouflage or 195 yards of another medium weight acrylic or wool camouflage or similarly patterned yarn (I used colorway Renegade)
  • one size 8 US circular needle, 16 inch cable
  • one set of 4 size 8 US double-pointed needles (switch to for decreasing)
  • scissors and yarn needle


    18 stitches and 23 rows per 4 inches (4.5 stitches and 5.75 rows per inch) in Stockinette Stitch in the round.


    21 or 23 inches around, to fit a small or large adult. Length can vary depending on length of ribbed section; hat shown is 23 inches around and 12 inches long.


Instructions are given for smaller size, with larger size in parentheses.

  1. Cast on 96 (104) stitches. Join in round, being careful not to twist stitches. Place a stitch marker if desired to mark end of round.
  2. Work in knit 2, purl 2 ribbing for 5 inches, or to desired length.
  3. Work in Stockinette Stitch for 6 (7) inches.
  4. On next round, *knit 2, knit 2 together. Repeat from * around.
  5. Knit 1 round.
  6. *Knit 1, knit 2 together. Repeat from * around.
  7. Knit 1 round.
  8. Knit 2 together around.
  9. Knit 1 round.
  10. Knit 2 together around.
  11. Cut yarn and thread onto needle. Slip stitches onto needle and pull tight. Weave in ends.
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