Peruvian Highlands Chullo


LOOM:  ‘Premium’ Chunky Round Looms (48 Pegs)

YARN:  #6 Super Bulky weight yarn

MC: Approx. 100 yds

CC: Approx. 50 yds

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in colors Barley and Oatmeal used in sample.

NOTIONS: knitting hook, tapestry needle,

GAUGE: 5 sts and 8 rows = 2”

SIZE: Adult

 

ABBREVIATIONS

k=knit stitch

inc=increase

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRFlrrRVK1k)

ew=e-wrap

MC=main color

CC=contrast color

st(s)=stitch(es)

Rnd(s)=Round(s)

Rep=repeat

 

NOTES:

This pattern is created by first working the two earflaps on either side of the loom. Without removing the earflaps, the pattern is then worked like a regular hat.

Colorwork on knitting looms often has a tight tension. Thus, for a better fit, ensure that tension remains loose throughout the colorwork sections.

Mark pegs (1-48) on the loom for ease in following this pattern.

In the earflap sections, the pegs within the parentheses indicate the pegs that should have working stitches on them at the end of the row.

INSTRUCTIONS

Earflap 1

Using MC, cast on three sts on pegs 8, 9, and 10.

Row 1: k3 (pegs 8-10)

Row 2: k3 (pegs 10-8)

Row 3: k3, inc1 (pegs 8-11)

Row 4: k4 (pegs 11-8)

Row 5: k4 (pegs 8-11)

Row 6: inc1, k4 (pegs 12-8)

Row 7: k5 (pegs 8-12)

Row 8: k5 (pegs 12-8)

Row 9: inc1, k5 (pegs 7-12)

Row 10: k6 (pegs 12-7)

Row 11: k6 (pegs 7-12)

Row 12: inc1, k6 (pegs 13-7)

Row 13: k7 (pegs 7-13)

Row 14: k7 (pegs 13-7)

Row 15: k7, inc1 (pegs 7-14)

Row 16: k8, (pegs 14-7)

Row 17: k8 (pegs 7-14)

Row 18: k8, inc1 (pegs 14-6)

Row 19: k9 (pegs 6-14)

Row 20: k9 (pegs 14-6)

Row 21: k9, inc1 (pegs 6-15)

Row 22: inc1, k10 (pegs 16-6)

Row 23: k11 (pegs 6-16)

Leave working stitches on the loom and cut yarn leaving about 6 inches. The earflap will remain on the loom as your work the second earflap.

 

Ear flap 2

Using MC, cast on three sts on pegs 39, 40, and 41.

Row 1: k3 (pegs 39-41)

Row 2: k3 (pegs 41-39)

Row 3: inc1, k3 (pegs 38-41)

Row 4: k4 (pegs 41-38)

Row 5: k4 (pegs 38-41)

Row 6: k4, inc1 (pegs 41-37)

Row 7: k5 (pegs 37-41)

Row 8: k5 (pegs 41-37)

Row 9: k5, inc1 (pegs 37-42)

Row 10: k6 (peg 42-37)

Row 11: k6 (pegs 37-42)

Row 12: k6, inc1 (pegs 42-36)

Row 13: k7 (pegs 36-42)

Row 14: k7 (pegs 42-36)

Row 15: inc1, k7 (pegs 35-42)

Row 16: k8, (pegs 42-35)

Row 17: k8 (pegs 35-42)

Row 18: inc1, k8 (pegs 43-35)

Row 19: k9 (pegs 35-43)

Row 20: k9 (pegs 43-35)

Row 21: inc1, k9 (pegs 34-43)

Row 22: k10, inc1 (pegs 43-33)

Row 23: k11 (pegs 33-43)

Leave working stitches on the loom and cut yarn leaving about 6 inches. The second  earflap will also remain on the loom. The next section will attach the earflaps to the main section of the hat.

 

Main Section

Rnd 1: Starting on peg 1 and using MC, ew5 (pegs 1-5), k11 (pegs 6-16), ew16 (pegs 17-32), k11 (pegs 33-43), ew5 (pegs 44-48)

The earflaps should now be connected to the main section of the hat.

Rnds 2-3: Using MC, k across rnds

Rnd 4: *In CC k1, in MC k2, in CC k3, in MC k2, rep from * across rnd

Rnd 5: *In MC k2, in CC k1, in MC k3, in CC k1, in MC k1, rep from * across rnd

Rnd 6: *In MC k1, in CC k1, in MC k2, in CC k1, in MC k2, in CC k1, rep from * across rnd

Rnd 7: * In MC k1, in CC k1, in MC k1, in CC k3, in MC k1, in CC k1, rep from * across rnd

Rnd 8: Rep rnd 6

Rnd 9: Rep rnd 5

Rnd 10: Rep rnd 4

Rnds 11-12: In MC k across rnds

Rnds 13-14: In CC k across rnds

Rnd 15: *In MC k1, in CC k2, rep from * across rnd

Rnds 16-17: In MC k across rnds

Rnd 18: Rep rnd 15

Rnds 19-20: Rep rnds 13-14

Rnd 21: In MC k across rnd

Rnd 22: *In CC k5, in MC k1, rep from * across rnd

Rnd 23: *In CC k1, in MC k3, in CC k1, in MC k1, rep from * across rnd

Rnd 24: *In CC k2, in MC k1, rep from * across rnd

Rnd 25: *In MC k1, in CC k1, in MC k1, in CC k1, in MC k2, rep from * across rnd

Rnd 26: *In CC k2, in MC k1, in CC k3, rep from * across rnd

Rnds 27-37 (or until desired length): In MC k across rnds

Bind off and weave in ends. (Be sure to sew in tightly the loose ends from the earflaps.)

Single crochet around border (brim/earflaps) for a more polished look [optional].

Make tassels on earflaps by pulling multiple strands of yarn (approximately 3 feet in length—1.5 ft on each side of ear flap) through each of the first three stitches in the earflap. Braid the three pieces to the desired length. Tie off with small piece of yarn and trim edges.

Attach pom pom if desired.

CHART

2 thoughts on “Peruvian Highlands Chullo

  1. You can also use knitting needles, something that gives a similar gauge. You will follow the instructions as written or as they are in the chart.

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