Hats No. 32 and 33: Super Bulky

Super Bulky Style

As mentioned last week, I’ve been on a hat-making, stash-busting binge. Fortunately, this binge is going to benefit the students of Armistead Gardens Elementary School, this years recipients of Lovelyarn’s 500 Hats Project.

A couple of days ago, I used some Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick to make two hats. The first hat I made is from a post in the Lovelyarns group on Ravelry of one knitter’s hurricane knitting, appropriately titled the Hurricane Hat (Ravelry). Her post was perfectly timed because this yarn was unearthed when I was going through my stash and I really wasn’t sure what to do with it.

The second hat is basically the same thing with 9×1 ribbing. The ribbed hat doesn’t look like much just sitting there but it is really cute when worn.

Very wide ribbing makes this super bulky hat cute for an elementary school student

The recipe for the bulky hat with ribbing is below the fold.

Materials:

  • Under 100 yards of bulky yarn. Sample used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.
  • US15 needles to knit in the round. Note: I used double pointed for the crown increases and then switched to knitting in the round on two long US15 circulars.

Recipe:

  • CO 4 sts on one double-pointed needle.
  • Increase rounds for crown:
    • Round 1: Knit the front and back of each stitch  (8 sts. total). At the same time, divide the stitches onto two needles (4 sts per needle)
    • Round 2: *k1, p1* around
    • Round 3: *k1, m1, p1* around (12 sts)
    • Round 4: *k2, m1, p1* around (16 sts). At the same time, divide the stitches onto 4 double pointed needles.
    • Round 5:  *k3, m1, p1* around (20 sts)
    • Round 6: *k4, m1,p1* around (24 sts)
    • Round 7: *k5, m1, p1* around (28 sts)
    • Round 8: *k6, m1, p1* around (32 sts)
    • Round 9: *k7, m1, p1* around (36 sts)
    • Round 10: *k8, m1, p1* around (40 sts)
    • Round 11:*k9, m1, p1* around (44 sts)
  • Body of Hat:
    • Round 1: *k9, k1 through the back loop, p1* repeat
  • Repeat round 1 until 8 measures 8″ long or to desired length. The hat pictured used 20 rounds.
  • Bind off using a stretchy bind-off. I prefer Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off.
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