Free Knitting Pattern: Poppy Troll Hat (Age 2-3)

The special inspiration to make this hat comes from a friend's granddaughter who loves Poppy Troll. I started searching for yarn that would fit the need for hippy style! Enter my new favorite indulgence: Malabrigo Rasta yarn. The yarn is amazing so I kept the stitches simple.

The special inspiration to make this hat comes from a friend’s granddaughter who loves Poppy Troll. I started searching for yarn that would fit the need for hippy style! Enter my new favorite indulgence: Malabrigo Rasta yarn šŸ§¶ Because the yarn is so amazing, I kept the stitches simple plus it’s just easy for a beginning knitter to create something marvelous when I’m working with amazing color!

Poppy, the hippy dippy fun-loving troll who inspired this yarn search:

Toddler 2-3 years, about 18-19″ head circumference

Yarn and Pom:

Malabrigo Rasta in Electrica (pink/purple dyes),

Malabrigo Rasta Solis (blue/green dyes)

Pom: Threadhead Knit Co. (amazing hand-tied poms), Size Medium

Needles: 9mm, 16″ circular – personally, I love my bamboo Clover Takumi knitting needles

  • Using Electrica color, Long tail cast-on: 32 sts

When working the first row or two, this will be tight since this is a pretty small hat on a 16″ circular, keep with it, be patient, by the second and third rows, it gets easier!

  • Rows 1-5 Ribbing: K1, P1 around (32 sts)
  • Rows 6-10 Body: K1 around (32 sts)
  • Change color to Solis for Rows 11-13: K1 around (32 sts)
  • Change color back to Electrica for Rows 14-23: K1 around (32 sts)

If you want this hat longer/taller, keep going a few more rows to make it a “slouchy” hat before starting the K2tog decreasing rows.

  • Row 24: K2, K2tog (16 sts)
  • Row 25: K1 around (16 sts)
  • Row 26: K2tog, repeat around (8 sts)

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

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

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