Knitted Reminisce Hat

The Knitted Reminisce Hat is a stylish and cozy accessory that will transport you back in time. Crafted with love and attention to detail, this hat is the perfect blend of nostalgia and modern fashion. The intricate knitting pattern adds a touch of elegance, while the soft and warm material ensures comfort during those chilly winter days. This unique piece not only keeps you warm, but also evokes a sense of nostalgia with its intricate design. The skilled craftsmanship that goes into creating this hat is evident in every stitch, making it a true work of art. Whether you're strolling through the city streets or enjoying a cup of hot cocoa by the fireplace, the Knitted Reminisce Hat will be your perfect companion, reminding you of cherished moments from the past. 

Yarn: Fingering Weight Sock Yarn (Super wash Merino and Nylon) 100g about 400 yards

Circular Knitting Needles: US #4 (16 and 32 inches cable length)

Gauge: 5.5 stitches x 8 rows per inch

Size: Adult (23 – 24″ head circumference and about 8″ hat length)

Abbreviations:

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • Kfb: Knit front and back (knit one stitch first in the front and then knit the same stitch in the back before slipping it off the left needle – 1 stitch increase)
  • pm: place marker
  • sm: slip marker
  • BOR: beginning of round marker

With two strands of the same yarn held together, cast-on 8 stitches using the magic loop cast-on method  Divide the stitches equally (4 stitches) between the left and right sides of the US #4 circular needle (32 inches cable length)

Hat Crown Increases:

  • Round 1: Kfb all stitches
  • Round 2: Knit all stitches (16 stitches)
  • Round 3: Kfb, K2, Kfb, pm, Kfb, K2, Kfb, turn to work on stitches on the next needle, Kfb, K2, Kfb, pm, Kfb, K2, Kfb, place BOR marker
  • Round 4: Knit all stitches (24 stitches)
  • Round 5: Kfb, knit to 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, Kfb, knit to 1 stitch before last, Kfb, turn to work on stitches on the next needle, Kfb, knit to 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, Kfb, knit to 1 stitch before BOR marker, Kfb, slip BOR marker
  • Round 6: Knit all stitches (32 stitches)

Repeat Rounds 5 and 6 till there are 128 stitches on the knitting needle (to knit to another size just increase or decrease the number of rounds and stitches)

Change to US#4 16 inch circular knitting needles and purl one round removing all markers except the BOR marker

Hat Body:

  • Knit all stitches the next 5 rounds and then purl all stitches in the sixth round.

Repeat these 6 rounds 4 more times.

Hat Brim:

  • Round 1: Knit all stitches wrapping the waste yarn around the working yarn in the wrong side of the hat before knitting the stitches with the working yarn, slip BOR marker (see image above)
  • Knit all stitches for the next 20 rounds (or more if preferred).

Hat Double Brim Bind Off:

  • Fold the brim inside the wrong side of the hat and pick up the back of the stitch from Round 1 with the waste yarn and place it on the left needle. Remove the waste yarn and knit this Round 1 stitch together with the first stitch on the left needle. Repeat this with the next stitch and then bind off the first stitch on the right needle.
  • Repeat this till 1 stitch left on the needle. Cut the working yarn and pull through the stitch. Remove BOR marker and weave in the ends (see below)

To tighten the gap in the center, insert yarn tail with a tapestry needle through the first eight stitches and pull them tight to close the gap.

Weave in the ends, wash and block hat

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