Friday, November 18, 2011

Easy Knit Hat with pompom

Easy and quick...knit a bunch for the holidays!

Easy knit hat with Pompom:

Size: One size fits' adult approx 19"/20"

Cocoon by Rowan

Bulky / 12 ply
1 skein = 126.0 yards (115.2 m)
Color: 809 Crag
US 8 (5.0), 16" circular needles
US 9 (5.5), 16" circular needles
US 9 (5.5), 16" dpn, one set
Stitch markers
Sewing needle
Pompom maker

Using US 8, 16" circular needles cast on 72 stitches.

Join to work in the round
Knit 3, Purl 1 for 5 rows
Change to US #9, 16" Circular needles
Knit in stockinette st. until 5" from rib.

Decrease: PM every 9 stitches.
K2tog before marker, K1*
*Repeat 4 times
K2tog before marker until 7 stitches remaining
Break yarn. Pull yarn to the the inside and weave in tail.

Using large pom pom maker make pom pom and sew to the top.


  1. Should it be knit 3 purl 1 instead of knit 4 purl 1?

  2. Yes you are right! Sorry for the typo, and thank you for correcting it!


  3. Hi Bess,
    I am knitting your hat and have come to the decreases. Do I knit a round in knit stitch between decrease rows?

  4. Following these instructions, if you do ribbing for 5 rows, the stockinette is on the other side, i.e. the wrong side!