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Free Knitting Pattern: Easy-to-Knit Hat (Suitable For Soldiers/Troops deployed to cold climates)

An easy-to-knit hat suitable for troops deployed to cold climates.

Knit Hat for our Troops

Knitted Measurements
To fit women's size with men's size in parenthesis.

Materials
2 x Merino Xtra #504 (or color of your choice)
US Size 3 and 5 knitting needles

Gauge
Approx 6 st = 1" in Stockinette St. on #5 needles

1 x 1 Ribbing
Every row: *(K1, P1), rep * till end

To knit hat:
With #3 needles, cast on 100 (108) stitches.
Work in 1 x 1 ribbing till piece measures 6 " from beginning, ending with WS.
Change to #5 needles and work in stockinette st till piece measures 9" (10") from beg., ending with WS.
*[Only for women's size: On the last row before crown shaping. purl to last 2 st, then P2tog - 99 st remain]

Shape crown: [Men's - start at R1; Women's - start at R3]
R1(RS): *(K10, K2tog), rep * till end - 99 st rem.
R2 and all even rows: Purl
R3: *(K9, K2tog), rep * till end.
R5: *(K8, K2tog), rep * till end.
R7 *(K7, K2tog), rep * till end.
R9: *(K6, K2tog), rep * till end.
R11: *(K5, K2tog), rep * till end.
R13: *(K4, K2tog), rep * till end.
R15 (Final row for shape crown): *(K3, K2tog), rep * till end - 36 st rem.

Finishing:
Divide st equally onto 2 needles (you should have 18 st on each needle).
With wrong sides facing each other, use Kitchener Stitch to seam together the stitches.
Weave in loose ends.

 

Copyright 2008 NuMei - This pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or guild use. Reproduction in print in any publication or electronic/digital format without permission is strictly prohibited.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the directions contained in this pattern are accurate and complete; However, we cannot be responsible for individual variance, human or typographical errors.

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