I couldn’t resist knitting a hat to wear with the long narrow Noro Scarf. This ribbed hat is an easy pattern to knit.
I had plenty of the gorgeous yarn left over from knitting the long Noro Scarf. Although, I used Noro sock yarn to knit this hat, you could substitute any contrasting sock yarns in your stash making this hat pattern a great stash buster. It would also be fun using up contrasting left over sock yarns from other projects.
- 2 balls of Noro Sock Yarn (Col A and Col B) [I chose to use 1 ball of Noro Kureyon Sock shade 150 (Col A) and 1 ball of Silk Garden Sock Yarn shade 267(Col B)] (These are the remains of the balls left over from knitting the scarf)
- 4mm 40 cm bamboo circular needle
- 3.75 mm double pointed needles (dpns)
- stitch marker
Working in k1, p1 rib changing colour every second row.
- Round 1 and 2 (Col A): k1, p1 to end
- Round 3 and 4 (Col B): k1, p1 to end
- Using 4mm 40 cm circular needle, cast on 120 stitches and join into a round being careful not to twist the stitches. I placed a stitch marker at the start of the round.
- Rounds 1 to 4 set the striped pattern. Repeat these rounds until the hat measures 25cm /9 1/2inches in length from the cast on edge.
- Switch to 3.75 mm dpns as you work the first decrease round.
- Decrease Round 1: *p2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.
- Next Round: k
- Decrease Round 2: *k2tog, p2tog, repeat from * to end.
- Next Round: k
- Decrease Round 3: *p2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end (15 sts)
- Thread the yarn through the remaining stitches and gather firmly.
- Sew in all the loose ends.
- After the hat is hand washed the Noro yarn turns wonderfully soft and fluffy.
Have fun knitting this free pattern and let me know how you get on.