Christmas Gifts Hat

Hey fellow knitters! After my last post, Christmas Angel Hat, I decided that I definitely had to make a few other Christmas-themed hats while I still had time and inspiration. I was on a roll, so I made a couple for my niece and another one that I gifted to my in-laws. I will be posting both designs if I can as soon as possible. As for today's hat, the main feature is a row of gift boxes wrapped in colorful ribbon with a bow on top. During the design stage, I tried my best to make the details of the gift box look distinguishable yet easy to knit. You can find a thorough guide, with easy and neat steps on how to knit this hat in my tutorial video posted down below in the instructions section. If you get to make this hat, please share some pictures with me, I would love to see your work! I wish you all a merry holidays' season.

Skill level: Intermediate





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In partnership with Bernat & Patons Yarn they’re giving away $4000 worth of yarn to 12 different charitable individuals/ groups. They hope to get as many applicants as possible to ensure the yarn goes to wherever it can do the most good. If you would like to apply for the yarn, visit https://www.yarncanada.ca/for-good 



Materials:

  • Yarn: Alize Burcum Klasik, 100% acrylic, 3.5 oz. (100 g), 230 yards (210 m), in the following colors: grey (21): 1 skein, red (106): 1 skein, and yellow (216): 1 skein.
  • Circular knitting needles, 16" (40 cm) long, size US 8 (5 mm) and US 9 (5.5 mm).
  • Double pointed needles (DPNs) set, size US 9 (5.5 mm).
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Ring stitch marker.




Sizes and measurements: 
  • Size S: head circumference = 20" (53 cm), height = 7" (18 cm). 
  • Size M: head circumference = 22" (56 cm), height = 7.5" (19 cm).
  • Size L: head circumference = 23" (58.5 cm), height = 8" (20.5 cm).

Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rounds = 4"x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch.

Yardage: 

  • Size S: 137- 139 yards (125- 127 m).
  • Size M: 147- 149 yards (135- 137 m).
  • Size L: 159- 161 yards (145- 147 m), approx.
Knitting Terms:
  • st: stitch.
  • sts: stitches.
  • k: knit.
  • p: purl.
  • ssk: slip, slip, knit the two slipped stitches together through back loops.




Instructions:

With grey yarn and size US 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needles, cast on 80 (88, 96) sts. Join in the round. Put a ring stitch marker at the beginning of rounds, knit one round, then work as follows:

Rib round: k 1, p 1, repeat to end.

Repeat the rib round 8 times. Switch to size US 9 (5.5 mm) circular knitting needles, then work as follows:

Knit 3 (5, 7) rounds. Bind red and yellow yarns, work gift boxes chart. with grey yarn knit 2 rounds. 

Bow rounds

With yellow yarn work as follows:

Round 1: sl st 1 purlwise, insert needle into the yellow st of round 5 of the gift box, yo, pull out the needle with the yo, yo, sl st 4 purlwise, insert needle into the same yellow st of the gift box, yo, pull out the needle with the yo, yo, sl st 3 purlwise, repeat to end.

With gray yarn:

Round 2: k 1, *(knit the yo, yo, k 1 together through back loops), k 3, repeat from * to last 5 sts, (knit the yo, yo, k 1 together through back loops), k 2.

With grey yarn knit 2 rounds. 

Dot rounds:

With grey and red yarn knit next round as follows: 

Dots round 1: with grey k 3, with red k 1, repeat to end. With grey yarn knit 3 rounds.

With gray and yellow yarn knit next round as follows: 

Dots round 2: with grey k 1, with yellow k 1, with gray k 2, repeat to end, cut yellow yarn. With grey yarn knit 1 round.





Decreasing rounds:

Note: k the ssk st through back loop.

Round 1: ssk, k 6, repeat to end. [70 (77, 84) sts]

Round 2: k to end.

With grey and red yarn, work next round:

Round 3: with grey ssk, with red k 1, with grey k 2, with red k 1, with grey k 1, repeat to end, cut red yarn. [60 (66, 72) sts]

Round 4: k to end.

Round 5: ssk, k 4, repeat to end. [50 (55, 60) sts]

Change to DPNs needles

Round 6: k to end.

Round 7: ssk, k 3, repeat to end. [40 (44, 48) sts]

Round 8: k to end.

Round 9: ssk, k 2, repeat to end. [30 (33, 36) sts]



Size S:

Round 10: ssk, k 1, repeat to end. (20 sts)

Round 11: ssk, repeat to end. (10 sts)

Cut yarn leaving a 6" (15 cm) long yarn tail, pull it through all sts and tighten tog. Weave in loose ends.

Size M:

Round 10: k to end

Round 11: ssk, k 1, repeat to end. (22 sts)

Round 12: ssk, repeat to end. (11 sts)

Cut yarn leaving a 6" (15 cm) long yarn tail, pull it through all sts and tighten tog. Weave in loose ends.

Size L:

Round 10: k to end

Round 11: ssk, k 1, repeat to end. (24 sts)

Round 12: k to end.

Round 13: ssk, repeat to end. (12 sts)

Cut yarn leaving a 6" (15 cm) long yarn tail, pull it through all sts and tighten tog. Weave in loose ends.

With red and yellow yarn, make a 2.5" (6 cm) diameter pompom and fix it tight on top.





Check out some of my other Christmas designs! 

Christmas Snow Shawl

Christmas Lights Hat

Christmas Hat and Tree Granny Squares

Candy Cane Beanie

Christmas Holly Scarf



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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