Dad Hat


010, originally uploaded by green finch.

As it starts to get colder I feel the need to start Christmas gifts. My dad always wants a fold up brim hat, and I’ve finally got the perfect pattern down so I thought I’d share.

What you Need:
~Size 8 (US) 16″ circular needle and DPNs
~1 skein Ultra Alpaca or similar yarn
~A stitch marker
~A cable needle

C4F = Slip 2 stitches to cableneedle and hold in front, k2, k2 from cableneedle.

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch.

Cast on 100 stitches. Work in 1×1 rib for 2.5″

1+3.for the first 16 stitches: *k1,p1,k1,p1,k1* p1, k4, p1 *k1,p1,k1,p1,k1* knit to end of round.
2.for the first 16 stitches: *p1,k1,p1,k1,p1* p1, k4, p1 *p1,k1,p1,k1,p1* knit to end of round.
4.for the first 16 stitches: *p1,k1,p1,k1,p1* p1, C4F, p1 *p1,k1,p1,k1,p1* knit to end of round.

Repeat these four rows for 7.5″ (or longer, depending on what the recipient would like. When in doubt always knit longer, a

too long hat can be folded up but a too short one is useless) ending with a row 4.

Crown Decreases (switch to dpns when necessary):
1. *work 8 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
2. Work one row plain as established. (work seed stitch in the panels and stockinette stitch everywhere else.)
3. *work 7 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
4. *work 6 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
5. *work 5 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
6. *work 4 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
7. *work 3 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
8. *work 2 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
9. *work 1 stitch as established, k2tog* around.
10. *k2tog* around.

Thread yarn through remaining stitches, weave in ends, and fold up the brim.
The End!

The perfect guy-gift hat.