Carnival Hat

I don't know what kind of yarn this is, but it looks festive, and I have a LOT of it.

Also, at this time, I would like to solicit prayer for my former English teacher, Jean Doherty.  About a week ago, she was in a car accident.  Her side and pelvis were crushed and she will not be able to walk for a long time.  She is currently at the University of Virginia hospital.  Please keep her in your prayers.

-4.5mm circular needles
-some sort of worsted weight yarn
-tapestry needle

sts- stitches
CO- cast on
BO- bind off
k- knit
p- purl
k2tog- knit 2 together

Making the hat:
CO 60 sts.
Join in the round.
Work in k1, p1 rib for 5 rows.
Row 1:  * k2, p5, p3 *  rep from * to end
Row 2 and alt rows:  k the k sts and p the p sts of previous row
Rows 3 and 19:  * p1, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1, p1 * rep from * to end
Rows 5 and 17:  * p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k3 * rep from * to end
Rows 7 and 15:  * k1, p2, k3, p2, k2, p1, k1 * rep from * to end
Rows 9 and 13:  * k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p3 * rep from * to end
Row 11:  * p1, k2, p3, k2, p4 * rep from * to end
Rep rows 1-20 until work measures approx. 7.5 inches.
Decrease (k2tog) all sts until there are only 20 sts left on the needle.
BO all sts.

Sew up the top and weave in your ends for a perfectly festive hat!


  1. Hi, got a question on the first row instructions. Sez k2 p5 p3, is this correct? I'm a newbie knitter and not sure what I'm missing with two sets of purl stitches in a row ;) Think this will be a great hat for my daughter. Thx!

    1. Yup, that's what it means!

  2. the picture is really blurry so I can't see the texture. But I'm going to try it anyways! But could you put a more clear picture of this hat on here for future readers, please?


  4. Am using a 16" circular needle and find it is to long . The stitches are stretched so much it's hard to knit. Any ideas


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