One of my favorite parts of shopping for yarn is digging through the sale pile. It’s hit or miss, but every once in a while I find something perfect for a new project at an amazing price.
I found a single skein of this Lion Brand Ice Cream Yarn in Coffee sitting alone in the wrong bin at AC Moore. Someone clearly had picked it up and then put it back.
I decided to give it a try for a double brim hat pattern that I’ve had on my mind, and I love the results! The dye of the yarn transitions between colors creating an ombre effect throughout the hat.
One skein of Lion Brand Ice Cream Yarn (pictured above in Coffee).
5mm (US Size 8) circular needles
5mm (US Size 8) double-pointed needles
The final beanie will measure approximately 8 inches.
Gauge: 4” x 4” = 22 stitches x 30 rows
This pattern is written in standard US terms.
- CO – cast on
- K – Knit
- P – Purl
- K2tog – Knit two together.
CO 74 stitches.
Knit until your piece measures 7 inches.
Create the double brim:
Fold the brim in half towards the inside of the hat.
Pick up the first stitch of the bottom of the brim and slide it onto your left needle. K2tog.
Pick up the next stitch from the bottom of the brim and slide it onto your left needle. K2tog.
Continue to pick up stitches from the bottom of the brim and knit together with the stitches on your needle until you reach the end of the row. You should end up with a folded brim that is two layers thick.
Knit until your piece measures about 7 1/2 inches total.
Begin decreases. K2tog, K2 repeat to the end of the row, K2 remaining stitches. You should be left with 56 stitches on your needle.
Knit the next two rows. Switch to double pointed needles if needed when your work becomes too tight.
K2tog across the row. You should be left with 28 stitches
Knit the next row.
K2tog across the row. You should be left with 14 stitches.
Thread a needle of yarn through the remaining stitches. Slip off your knitting needle, and pull the yarn tight to cinch your remaining stitches together, closing the top of the hat.
Tie off and weave in the remaining ends.
Optional: Add a Pom-Pom to top off the hat.
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