Cody Hat - Knitting Pattern
I recently made a hat for Cody, a close friend of mine, and he and I both love it. He's got long thick hair that he likes to wear up in a hat, so it's got plenty of room.
The hat is made from Hempathy yarn, so it stands up to some abuse and still looks fantastic. He can wash it, throw it in his backpack, whatever he likes and still have a great looking, comfortable hat.
Hempathy yarn, 3 colors
One size 2, and one size 3 40" circular needles
Gauge: 10-11 stitches by 18 rows over 2"x2" square
Cast on 100 stitches using long-tail cast on method and Color A (CA) onto a size 2 40" circular needle. Join in the round using magic-loop method. Leave a long enough tail to pick up stitches along cast-on edge after row 18.
Rows 1 - 16: Knit all stitches
Row 17: Purl all stitches
Rows 18 - 34: *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row
Row 19: Using cast-on tail, pick up stitches in each of the stitches in the original cast-on row using a separate circular needle. Fold fabric up so that the stitches line up on each circular needle, holding the new circular needle behind the old. Knit together 1 stitch from each needle. Continue to knit a stitch from each needle together to create a tube until there are no stitches left on the second needle.
Rows 20 - 21: Knit all stitches
Row 22: Switch to Color 2, dropping Color 1 to back of work. Knit all sts.
Row 23: *Knit 9 sts, make 1 st*, repeat 9 more times. Stitch count will now be 110.
Row 24: Switch to Color 3, dropping color 2 to back of work. Knit all sts.
Rows 25-26: Knit all sts.
Row 27: Carry up Color 2, dropping color 3 to back of work. Knit all sts.
Row 28: Knit all sts.
Row 29: Carry up Color 1, dropping Color 2 to back of work. Knit all sts.
Rows 30-31: Knit all sts.
Row 32: Carry up Color 3, dropping Color 1 to back of work. Knit all sts.
Row 33: Knit all sts.
Row 34: Carry up Color 2, dropping Color 3 to back of work. Knit all sts.
Rows 35-36: Knit all sts.
Row 37: Carry up Color 3, dropping Color 2 to back of work. Knit all sts.
Row 38: Knit all sts.
Row 39: Carry up Color 1, dropping Color 3 to back of work. Knit all sts.
Rows 40-51: Repeat rows 20-31
Row 52: Carry up Color 2, dropping Color 1 to back of work. *K 22 sts, place marker*, repeat * 4 more times
Rows 53-54: *K 22, slip marker*, repeat * 4 more times
Row 55: *k1, k2tog, k to 3 sts away from marker, ssk, k1, slip marker*, repeat * 4 more times.
Rows 56-57: k all sts, slipping marker when you come to them.
Rows 58-69: Repeat rows 55-57
Row 70: Repeat row 55
Row 71: K all sts, slipping marker when you come to them
Rows 72-77: Repeat rows 70-71
Row 78: *K2tog, ssk*, repeat * 4 more times
Row 79: K all sts, dropping markers as you come to them
Row 80: Cut thread, thread tail through tapestry needle, then pass needle through all open stitches knitwise. Pull tight to close hole.
Pass needle through to back of fabric. Weave in tail of yarn into back of fabric, then trim.
Weave in all other loose ends through back of fabric, being careful to close any holes from switching colors. Secure tail, and trim ends.
Total stitch count: 7580 stitches