Chevron Hat

Chevron Hat Magic

Back in the fall, I started seeing all these cute scarves and skirts with chevron designs and I was in love with every single one of them, since then, I have been wanting to design a hat and cowl with the chevron design. Finally, on a Sunday afternoon, I had a chance to sit down with some graph paper and color the chevron design. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.  The design uses only color changes, no decreases or increases for the design.

Pattern Information

Knitting loom: All-n-One knitting loom

Yarn: Approx 120 yards of worsted weight yarn. Cascade 220 was used in sample in White and Mint (less then 1 skein each color).

Notions: knitting tool, row counter (optional)

Gauge: 11 sts x 17 rows= 2″.
Please note how tight my gauge was with this yarn, if you do not obtain this gauge with your swatch, your hat may come out bigger/smaller than mine. Please check your gauge before starting this project.

AbbreviationsChevron 4 small

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

sts=stitches

Rnd(s)=round(s)

MC=Main color (Mint)

CC=Contrasting color (white)

Pattern notes

Reading a chart: Read a chart from the bottom up and from right to left. Each cell represents a stitch.

Tips: Carry the unused color loosely at the back of the work. Do not pull too tight on these floats as this will make the work “pucker”. Nice and loose and it should provide with a nice stitch pattern. It is imperative to always reach for the colors in the same manner. For example, I always reached for the CC through the bottom of the MC, and I always reached for the MC over the CC. Steam blocking helps set the stitch pattern and take away some of the puckering.

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INSTRUCTIONSChevron Hat Design

Using MC, cast on 102 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnd 1-8: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 9-13: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 14-21: Follow Chevron Chart.

Rep Rnds 14-21: 2 more times. Cut CC, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.

Cont with MC.

Next 20 rounds: k to the end of rnd.

Bind off with gather removal method.

Weave ends in. Steam block.

Chevron hat

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Chevron Hat

  1. Isela, I love this hat, and I can wait to make one for my boy.

    By the way, I would like to ask something that is not exactly related to this hat. I bought 2 of your books; one for making socks, and I can make anything because of the loom that you used. I haven’t been able to find that loom, but I have the All-in-one.

    Do you think some day you will be able to tell us how to make all of those beautiful socks using the All-in-one loom?

    Thanks a lot!

  2. Isela, now, I know what you meant… I just bought the Sock Loom EFG by AKB… I can’t wit to receive it, and start making my socks!

    Thanks!

  3. Isela, I bought also the new Hat Loom 4 in 1… but i have a question. Your pattern says that I need 102 stitches using the AIO, which spacing between pegs is 3/8″, and the new Hat Loom could be use too with that spacing… But it has just 84 pegs in order to make the biggest size! (23″ circumference).

    What should I do?
    How does the new Hat Loom work?
    Is it going to be too small?

  4. Ruth,
    The chevron hat is a special case, as well as any other that has stranded colorwork. The colorwork pulls the knitting in and this requires us to knit the item a little larger than regularly. Also, the yarn that I used for this pattern is a little thinner than worsted weight yarn.

  5. I just looked at the pattern again, the stitch pattern is a multiple of 6. You can try the pattern as is, the stitch repeat works perfectly with the 84 pegs; it may end up a little smaller than the slouchy version I have on the blog. It may end up a little snug.

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