Free Knitting Pattern: Color Block Hat

Happy New Year - Starting off 2020 playing with some color blocking. Sticking with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick because I just love the way it knits up and I still have more colors to try!! ** An Ad-Free PDF version of this pattern is available to download on Ravelry.

Happy New Year – Starting off 2020 playing with some color blocking. Sticking with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick because I just love the way it knits up and I still have more colors to try!!

Yarn: Super Bulky Size 6 – personally, I love Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.

Colors I used: Black, Fisherman, Glacier (blue), Arctic Ice (variegated), Blossom (pink), and Charcoal (dark heather Gray).

Needles: 10mm, 16″ circular – personally, I love my bamboo Clover Takumi knitting needles

To make a 2-Color Hat

  • Long tail cast-on: 48 sts
  • Rows 1-6 Ribbing: K1, P1 around (48 sts)
  • Rows 7-14 Body: K1 around (48 sts)

CHANGE TO SECOND COLOR

  • Row 15-26: K1 around (48 sts)
  • Row 27: K2tog, K1, K1, repeat around (this reduces your total to 36 sts)
  • Row 28: K2tog, K1, K1, repeat around (this reduces your total to 27 sts)
  • Row 29: K2tog, K1, repeat around (this reduces your total to 18 sts)
  • Row 30: K2 around (this reduces your total to 9 sts) Note: This gets tight on circular needles but I don’t switch to double pointed needles, you can skip this row if it’s too difficult, it doesn’t make a big difference.

Finish: Cut an 8″ tail and thread through then cinch closed.

Pom is optional, of course! Enjoy 💕

You can use this pattern to make only a contrast brim instead; to do so, just change color after the ribbing rows instead of going halfway with the first color

I'd love to hear from you, comments or questions are welcome!

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