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For me, a peanut butter sandwich is the ultimate comfort food. Fresh bread and a layer of peanut butter create a simple and irresistible combination. Looking for the peanut butter sandwich of hats? Look no further! This simple design has a tight fitting brim and looser fabric for the main body of the hat. It has an accent color on the inside of the brim, and a rapid 8-point crown decrease. It is knit from the brim up to the crown in fingering weight yarn.
Six and Seven Fiber Alfalfa, 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere goat, 10% Nylon, or any fingering weight yarn, 2 colors
MC: 200, 212, 224, 236 yd (183, 194, 205, 216) m
Yardage estimate for MC is for slouchy length. Beanie length will use about 80% of this estimate.
CC: (32, 32, 32, 36) yd (29, 29, 29, 33 m)
Sample is shown in Adult S/M, slouchy length, and used 195 yards (178 m) of colorway Harvest 004 for MC and 31 yards (28 m) of colorway Silent Night for CC.
Child S/M, Child M/L, Adult S/M, Adult M/L
Circumference: 18”, 19”, 20”, 21” (46, 49, 51, 53 cm)
Choose a size 2-3” (5-8 cm) smaller than your head size for a snug fit.
Beanie: 8” (20 cm) tall / Slouchy: 10.5” (27 cm) tall
GAUGE & NEEDLES
24 stitches & 36 rounds = 4” (10 cm) on larger needles in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) or 2 sizes smaller than main body needle
US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) for magic loop crown decreases, or double pointed needles for crown decreases or size needed to get gauge
Provisional cast-on, knit stitch, purl stitch, decreasing stitches, folded brim
This design is a written pattern.
EXPLORE ON INSTAGRAM
Tech editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Test Knitting: Jen A., Christen C., Kim D., Jenn H., Rebecca H., Amy K., Heather P., Louise R., Amy S., Lauren S.