Making hats is my favourite thing to do with my Addi Kingsize knitting machine. At first I had a hard time finding yarn that didn’t drop or skip stitches. So far I’ve got Bernat Premium, and the yarn I used in these projects, Bernat Satin Sparkle (Amethyst). These hats can be made for men or women. They are 22″.
For the roll brim hat (left):
- Cast on all stitches
- Knit 120 rows
- Cast off by threading yarn through each stitch from middle to outside
- Pull tube closed, secure end
- Pull beginning of tube closed with tail, secure end
- Put two ends of tube together, secure, add pompom if desired
- Hide tail inside hat
For beanie (right):
- Cast on all stitches with waste yarn
- Knit five rows
- Switch to main colour
- Knit 30 rows
- Attach first row of main colour to 30th row
- Knit 35 rows (30 rows are pictured, but I find this is too short, my ears get cold)
- Cast off as above
- Secure tail and weave in
- Remove waste yarn
- Secure tail from beginning and weave in or hide in brim
Like that you give us row counts, thanks, they sound about right, too, at least when my row counter is not counting double. It counts double with most synthetic yarns. I prefer using our own wool from our Shetlands at a dk size spun at our local mill and available for sale on our website store. I also handspin and do hats on my Addi-King, too. Our website is https://www.glentamarack.com
Did you have the directions mixed up? The one for the beanie sounds like it has a brim?
I understand what you mean. But the beanie hat isn’t long enough to roll up, so it’s just doubled but the ears. The roll up brim hat has 4 layers over your ears when rolled / folded up.
how to print patterns. not videos
When you say “Attach first row of main colour to 30th row”…how?