December 24, 2020
Looking for a quick warm winter hat this year? Our free knitted hat pattern Tombreck is a little gift to you! It's perfectly simple and makes a great beginner knitting project, or is an easy and gentle knit for more experienced knitters. And it looks amazing on everyone!
This chevron patterned beanie is stylish, unisex and the ideal one-skein gift project. Perfect for new knitters this easy hat pattern uses only knits and purls to create the fun textured chevrons. You'll also practise knitting in the round and decreasing with k2tog to shape the crown of the hat. The hat begins with casting on for the ribbed brim and you'll then work from the bottom up to the slouchy, gathered crown that's just right for topping with a pom pom.
Worsted weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal.
We used soft, bouncy De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (100% Merino, 273 yds / 250m, 100g) in Potimarron, Ciel and Granit (As shown in the same order above)
18 sts and 24 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in st st using larger needle
Medium, to fit heads 20-22” in circumference
US 6 / 4mm 16” / 40cm circular
US 7 / 4.5mm 16” / 40cm circular
US 7 / 4.5mm needles for preferred method of working small circumferences in the round.
dpn(s): double pointed needle(s)
EOR: end of rnd
k2tog: knit 2 together (a R leaning decrease)
pm: place marker
slm: slip marker
st st: stockinette / stocking stitch
With smaller needle cast on 100 sts. Sample shown with alternating cable cast-on.
Join rnd being careful not to twist and pm to mark EOR.
Rnd 1: (k1, p1) to end.
Rep rnd 1 until ribbing measures 1” / 2.5cm.
Switch to larger needle.
Work 20 rnds of chevron pattern a twice, following chart or written directions.
Next rnd: *k10, pm, rep from * to EOR.
Switch to needles for working smaller circumferences when necessary.
Next rnd — dec rnd: *k to 2 sts before m, k2tog, slm, rep from * to EOR. 10 sts dec’d.
Knit 1 rnd slipping all markers as you come to them.
Rep last 2 rnds 3 more times. 6 sts between each marker.
Rep dec rnd on every following rnd until only 10 sts rem.
Break yarn and draw through remaining sts (but not markers!) pulling up tightly to close hole.
Weave in ends and block / tuck ends in and take photos.
Rnd 1: k10, p1, k9.
Rnd 2: k9, p3, k8.
Rnd 3: k8, p5, k7.
Rnd 4: k7, p7, k6.
Rnd 5: k6, p9, k5.
Rnd 6: k5, p11, k4.
Rnd 7: k4, p13, k3.
Rnd 8: k3, p15, k2.
Rnd 9: k2, p17, k1.
Rnd 10: k1, p19.
Rnd 11: p10, k1, p9.
Rnd 12: p9, k3, p8.
Rnd 13: p8, k5, p7.
Rnd 14: p7, k7, p6.
Rnd 15: p6, k9, p5.
Rnd 16: p5, k11, p4.
Rnd 17: p4, k13, p3.
Rnd 18: p3, k15, p2.
Rnd 19: p2, k17, p1.
Rnd 20: p1, k19.
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