Simple Stripey Hat - Inauguration Celebration by Caarin

Simple Stripey Hat - Inauguration Celebration

by Caarin
January 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
75 - 120 yards (69 - 110 m)
Medium Adult (Average Female)
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This pattern is available for free

Stripes are the easiest way to add zip to a project. The sample hats for this pattern, knit in red white and blue are graphic illustrations of the outcome of the 2020 presidential election - in stripes! The ratio of blue to red reflects the outcome of the electoral college vote, the popular vote and the second impeachment of Donald Trump. But mostly these hats are a celebration of the inauguration on January 20, 2021. Of course, you are free to use whatever colors you like in your own hats!

This was a free version of the pattern, sized for an average female adult to celebrate the Biden inauguration. The paid version of the pattern which includes every conceivable size from 3 months to large adult so you can stripe the head of every member of the family!

Stripes can be a little tricky if you’re a newbie. The pattern includes tips and tricks for how to add colors, change colors, stripe in the round and how to carry your stripes. All of these techniques are covered in video tutorials on my youtube channel knitable to help you find striping success. Once you get started - it’s hard to stop!

The Simple Stripey Hat is a perfect opportunity for a stash dive. All you need is 2 colors (or more) of worsted weight yarn that are happy next to each other and in a couple of hours - bam! You’ve got a cute new hat.

to fit ages
Medium Adult

worsted weight wool. Use as many or few colors as you like.

20 sts and 28 rows = 4” /10 cm over stockinette

1 pair US 7 / 4.5mm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Cord should be long enough to work small circumference in the round for cuff. 32” cord recommended for working in the round

stitch markers, blunt tapestry needle for weaving in ends

skill level
advanced beginner

skills required
cast on, knit, purl, decrease, work in the round on magic loop