Twisted knit rib winter hat
Crafting extraordinaire Laura Strutt from Made Peachy shows you how to whip up a wonderful twisted knit rib winter hat. If you’re looking for a stylish hat to help you stay warm, look no further than this free pattern.
Bobble hats never go out of style – especially one that has a deliciously soft and voluminous alpaca fur pom pom! This classic hat is knitted using a twisted rib stitch giving it lots of stretch for a super cosy fit, but by working the knit stitches through the back look creates a distinctive finish to the design.
KTBL – knit through the back loop, work the knit stitches by knitting into the back loop of the stitch rather than the front loop, this will create a slight twist to the position of the stitch.
With a 8mm circular needles, cast on 60sts
Join in the round and place marker to indicate start of the round
*K2tbl, p2, repeat from * to end of round, slip marker.
This pattern creates a twisted knit rib, continue in pattern as set until work measures 25.5cm (10in) from cast on edge.
Decrease for crown: *k2togtbl, p2tog rep from * to end of round . 30sts
Next round: *k2togtbl, rep from * to end . 15sts
Feed tail through all sts and draw up to close hole – sew securely to seal the hole.
Position the pom pom onto the crown of the hat and using the tails of the pom pom sew securely into position.
Weave in all yarn ends to finish.
Last updated: November 25th, 2016.