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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.

Materials:

  • 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

    Gauge

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

    Size

    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:

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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