Toddler Rugby Hat
By Jennifer Dickerson
The Toddler Rugby Hat is a super warm and quickly knit hat for little ones with bulky yarn and large needles. Directions given for knitting in the round and flat. Have fun making a few of these as a super fast stash buster!
- 1/2 skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in the colorway of your choice
- Scraps of a contrasting color for stripes (if desired)
- US15 (10.0 mm) 16” circular needle (round version)
- Set of 4 US15 (10.0 mm) DPNs (round version)
- US15 (10.0 mm) straight needles (flat version)
- Stitch Marker
- Tapestry Needle
- Toddler (1 & 2 years old)
- CO: Cast On
- PM: Place Marker
- RPT: Repeat
- K2tog: Knit two together
- MC: Main color
- CC: Contrasting color
- St st: Stockinette stitch
Instructions for knitting hat in the round:
CO 36 sts with MC
Join in the round being careful not to twist.
Round 1: K2, P2 to end of round
Repeat 3 more times
Continuing to work in MC, work in st st for 3 rounds (knit every round)
Switch to CC and knit for 2 rounds in st st
Work MC for 2 rounds in st st
Work CC for 2 rounds in st st
Work MC for three more rounds in st st
(Switch to DPNs when needed and work entire decrease portion with MC)Round 1: K2, K2tog to end of round.Round 2: KnitRound 3: K1, K2tog to end of roundRound 4: KnitRound 5: K2tog to end of roundUsing tapestry needle, break yarn leaving a long tail. Thread through remaining stitches and pull tightly. Weave in ends. Add a large pom pom if desired.
Instructions for knitting hat flat:
CO 36 sts with MC
Row 1: K2, P2 to end of row
Continue to work in est rib pattern for 3 more rows
Continuing with MC, work in st st for 3 rows
Switch to CC and knit for 2 rows in st st
Work MC for 2 rows in st st
Work CC for 2 rows in st st
Work MC for three more rows in st st (ending on WS row)
(Work entire decrease portion with MC)
Round 1: K2, K2tog to end of round.
Round 2: Purl
Round 3: K1, K2tog to end of round
Round 4: Purl
Round 5: K2tog to end of round
Using tapestry needle, break yarn leaving a long tail. Thread through remaining stitches and pull tightly. Seam up the back and weave in ends. Add a large pom pom if desired.
© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
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