Christmas Lights Hat

As the holidays season is approaching quickly, I decided to start my Christmas projects early this year. This is my first Christmas project; a hat that is inspired by Christmas tree lights. I am so exited for this season and I hope I will come up with other projects in the remaining weeks, so stay tuned and see you in the next one.

Skill level: Intermediate

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Materials:
  • Yarn: Any worsted, unbrushed or DK yarn, I used a 100% acrylic yarn. one skein of green, red and white. Suggested yarn: Alize Burcum Klasik: 100% acrylic, 3.5 oz (100 g), 230 yards (210 m). 
  • Circular Knitting needles, 16" (40 cm) long, sizes US 6 (4 mm) and US 8 (5 mm).
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Ring stitch marker.


Size and measurements:
  • Size S: head circumference   21 - 21.5" (53.5- 54.5 cm), height 6.5" (16.5 cm).
  • Size M: head circumference  22 - 22.5" (56.5-57.5), height 7.5" (19 cm).
  • Size L: head circumference   23 - 23.5" (59- 60 cm), height 8" (20.5 cm).

Gauge: 24 sts and 26 rounds = 4"x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch and US 8 (5 mm) needles.

Yardage:
  • Size S: 120- 125 yards(110 -115 meter).
  • Size M: 130 - 135 yards (120 -125 meter). 
  • Size L: 142 -147 yards (130 -135 meter). 
 


Knitting Terms:
  • st = stitch.
  • sts = stitches.
  • k = knit.
  • p = purl.
  • ss = slip stitch.
  • k2tog = k 2 stitches together.



Instructions:

With US 6 (4 mm) circular needles and green yarn, cast on 88 (96, 104) sts. Join in the round. Put the ring stitch marker at the beginning of rounds.

First round: k 1, p 1, repeat to end.

Repeat the round 8 times.

Change to US 8 (5 mm) circular needles and knit four rounds. Bind on white yarn (don't cut green yarn) and work the following 2 rounds:

Rounds 1 and 2: k 3, ss, repeat to end.

With green yarn work the following 2 rounds:

Round 3: p 1, k 1, repeat to end.

Round 4: knit to end.

Bind on red yarn and work the following 2 rounds:

Rounds 5 and 6: k 1, *ss, k 3, repeat from * to last 3 sts, ss, k 2.

With green yarn work the following 2 rounds:

Round 7: repeat round 3.

Round 8: repeat round 4.

Repeat rows 1-8 four times, for size L repeat rows 1-4 once more. Cut red and white yarns.


Decreasing rounds: 

Round 1: k2tog, k 9 (10, 11), repeat to end. 80 (88, 96) sts

Rounds 2 and 3: knit to end.

Round 4: k2tog, k 8 (9, 10), repeat to end. 72 (80, 88) sts

Rounds 5 and 6: knit to end.

Round 7: k2tog, k 7 (8, 9), repeat to end. 64 (72, 80) sts

Round 8: knit to end.

Round 9: k2tog, k 6 (7, 8), repeat to end. 56 (64, 72) sts

Round 10: knit to end.

Round 11: k2tog, k 5 (6, 7), repeat to end. 48 (56, 64) sts

Round 12: k2tog, k 4 (5, 6), repeat to end. 40 (48, 56) sts

Round 13: k2tog, k 3 (4, 5), repeat to end. 32 (40, 48) sts

For size S, Cut a 15 cm / 6" long yarn, Pull it through all sts and tighten tog. Next round is for sizes M and L only:

Round 14: k2tog, k (3, 4), repeat to end. (32, 40) sts

For size M, Cut a 15 cm / 6" long yarn, Pull it through all sts and tighten tog. Next round is for size L only:

Round 15: k2tog, k (3) repeat to end. (32) sts

For size L, Cut a 15 cm / 6" long yarn, Pull it through all sts and tighten tog.

Weave in loose ends. Make a pompom using the three yarn colors and attach it on top of the hat.

Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram @wiams_crafts and Twitter @wiamscrafts to see my upcoming projects.

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