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Show your patriotism with this awesome winter hat!
This stars and stripes winter hat is like a beginner fair isle sampler. Learn the basics of fair isle while knitting up something cozy and comfy!

Posted by natashaprice from Anchorage, Alaska, United States • Published See natashaprice's 7 projects »
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Lion’s Pride Woolspun yarn, one skein each in Royal Blue, Fisherman and Tomato
Size US 10 circular needle
Size US 10 double pointed needles
Darning needle
Large fork
  • Step 1

    Abbreviations:
    K2tog – knit two stitches together

  • Step 2

    With the red yarn, cast 72 stitches onto the circular needle. K2, P2 ribbing for 13 rounds (you know, one for each of the original colonies).

  • Step 3

    Cut red yarn leaving an 8-inch tail. Place marker. Bring in blue yarn and knit in stockinette stitch for 2 rounds.

  • How to make a hat. Old Glory Hat - Step 4
    Step 4

    Begin star pattern. Carry unused yarn in back of work.

    R1: K4 blue, 1 white, *5 blue, 1 white,* repeat * till there’s one stitch left in the round, then knit 1 blue.

    R2: *k3 blue, k3 white,* repeat * till end of round

    R3: same as round 1

    R4: K1 blue, K1 white, *K5 blue, K1 white* repeat * till there are four stitches left in the round, then K4 blue.

    R5: *K3 White, K3 blue,* repeat * till end of round

    R6: same as round 4

    Rounds 7-9: same as rounds 1-3. Cut white yarn leaving an 8-inch tail.

    Knit 2 rounds in blue. Cut blue yarn leaving an 8-inch tail.

  • Step 5

    Stripes section:

    R1: K white

    R2: K red

    Repeat rows 1 and 2 six more times (you should have 14 rows of stripes total). Cut red yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail.

  • Step 6

    Continue knitting with the white for 5 rounds. Begin decreasing as follows:

    *K2tog, k6*, repeat till end of round.
    K 1 round
    *K2tog, k5*, repeat till end of round.
    K 1 round
    *K2tog, k4*, repeat till end of round.
    K 1 round. While doing this, transfer to the double points as you go so there are about 11 stitches on each needle (four in all).
    *K2tog, k3*, repeat till end of round.
    K 1 round
    *K2tog, k2*, repeat till end of round.
    K 1 round
    *K2tog, k1*, repeat till end of round.
    K 1 round
    *K2tog*, repeat till end of round. Cut yarn leaving an 8-inch tail. Weave in all ends.

  • How to make a hat. Old Glory Hat - Step 7
    Step 7

    Wrap yarn around a large serving fork to create pompom. Run a long piece of yarn through the center tine and tie it around the wrapped yarn. Double knot it. Remove the yarn from the fork and with very sharp scissors cut the loops. Trim pompom to your liking, being sure not to cut the yarn you used to tie it with. Thread your darning needle with the long pieces of yarn on the pompom and secure it to the top of the hat.

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