Bonneville Bulky Hat

Bonneville Bulky Hat Blue Sky Alpacas TECHNO and Brushed Suri held together
Bonneville Bulky Hat Blue Sky Alpacas TECHNO and Brushed Suri held together

This beautiful hat has to be the quickest of all quick knits! If bulky yarn is great, then super bulky is even better. These combined Blue Sky Alpacas yarns are a light and cozy blend of alpaca, wool, silk and bamboo, making them the perfect choice to keep you warm on crisp, cool days.

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SIZE
Women’s small [medium, large]
Shown in women’s medium

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference – 15″ [17″, 19″]

MATERIALS
Blue Sky Alpacas TECHNO [68% alpaca 22% silk 10% merino; 120yd per 50g skein]; color: Suede; 1 skein
Blue Sky Alpacas Brushed Suri [67% alpaca 22% merino 11% bamboo; 142 yd per 50g skein]; color: 909 Gingersnap; 1 skein

US #13/9mm double-point needles
16″ length-inch US #13/9mm circular needle

9.0 mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

GAUGE
10 sts = 4″ in stockinette stitch

PATTERN NOTES
To get the great crocheted look at the bottom of the hat, use the following cast on:
Make a slip knot on the crochet hook. *Holding your knitting needle in your left hand, bring the yarn behind, then over the needle. Grab the yarn with the hook and make a chain stitch.* Repeat until you have the desired number of cast on stitches minus one, then slip the last stitch from your hook to your needle, and join for working in the round.
If you’re a visual learner (like me!) click here for a link to a great video showing this provisional cast on.

PATTERN
Holding both yarns together, and using the cast on method described above, cast on 39 [44, 49]
Take the last loop from the crochet hook and slip onto circular needle. You should now have 40, [45, 50] stitches.
Join for knitting in the round, place marker.
Knit all rounds for 8 ” (about 30 Rows)
Begin decrease rounds.

Decrease rnd 1 – *K3 k2tog* to end of round
Knit 1 round
Decrease rnd 2 – *K2 K2tog* to end of round
Knit 1 round
Decrease rnd 3 – *K1 K2tog* to end of round
Knit 1 round
Decrease rnd 4 – *K2tog* to end of round

Break yarn leaving 6″ tail.

FINISHING
Thread tapestry needle, pull tight, secure yarn and weave in ends. Block lightly, add pom pom if desired, enjoy!

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