Knitted Skye Hat

The Knitted Skye Hat is not just any winter accessory – it's a cozy, stylish statement piece that will be your go-to choice for chilly days! With its soft, warm material and trendy design, this hat effortlessly combines comfort and fashion. The ribbed texture adds a touch of charm, while the pom-pom on top gives it a playful and fun flair. Whether you're going for a leisurely stroll or hitting the slopes, the Knitted Skye Hat is the perfect companion to keep you warm and looking fabulous. So go ahead, treat yourself to this must-have accessory and elevate your winter wardrobe with a touch of snug sophistication!

One size – to fit average adult head

1 x 50g ball of 4 ply yarn in main colour (I used Rowan Scottish 4ply Tweed but this is now unfortunately discontinued)
A very small amount of 4ply in contrast colour for casting on.
Needles –
1 pair 3mm needles (US 2 ½)
1 pair 3.25mm needles (US 3)

Tension
26sts and 40 rows to 10cm measured over pattern using 3.25mm needles

Abbreviations
CC – contrast colour
MC – main colour
k – knit
p - purl
m1 – make one stitch by picking up the loop before the next stitch and knitting into the back of it.
st – stitch
yrn – yarn round needle (making a stitch)
sl – slip
tog – together
psso – pass the slipped stitch over

HAT
Cast on 140 sts with 3mm needles and CC.
Break off CC and join in MC.
k2, p2 to end.
p2, k2 to end. Repeat last two rows 5 times more. 12 rows worked in total.

Change to 3.25mm needles.
Increase row – k2 (m1, k5) to last 3 sts, m1, k3. [28 increases, 168 sts]
Knit 1 row

Commence pattern –
Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Eyelet row – k3 (yrn, k2tog, k2) to last st, k1.
Purl 1 row
Knit 2 rows

Repeat the last 6 rows 6 more times.

Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k18) 8 times. [152 sts]
Purl 1 row
Work eyelet row
Purl 1 row
Knit 2 rows

Work the 6 rows of the pattern

Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k16) 8 times. [136 sts]
Purl 1 row
Work eyelet row
Purl 1 row
Knit 2 rows

Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k14) 8 times. [120 sts]
Purl 1 row
Work eyelet row
Purl 1 row
Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k12) 8 times. [104 sts]
Knit 1 row

Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k10) 8 times. [88 sts]
Purl 1 row
Knit 2 rows

Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k8) 8 times. [72 sts]
Purl 1 row
Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k6) 8 times. [56 sts]
Purl 1 row
Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k4) 8 times. [40 sts]
Knit 1 row
Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k2) 8 times. [24 sts]
Purl 1 row
Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso) 8 times. [8 sts]

Break yarn and thread through remaining 8 sts. Pull up tight and fasten off securely. Join back seam.

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