Let’s make a quick knit hat to match the cowl! Like the cowl of the same name, I made this hat in an afternoon/evening so I decided to name it the Afternoon Delight Quickie Knit Hat. It is a great scrap yarn buster project and perfect for beginners who want to venture into more advanced stitches.
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Does this stitch pattern look familiar? After I made the Afternoon Delight Quickie Knit Cowl I knew I just had to make a hat to match. I had more than enough yarn remaining so I cast on and away I went!
You need a quickie? 👀 You have a big stash? 🧶 Then I have the perfect project for you. Finish this quick knit hat with scrap yarn from your stash in an afternoon! 🤯 The Afternoon Delight Quickie Knit Hat will satisfy process and project knitters alike. Includes video tutorial on youtube.com/marlybird *coming soon* 🥰
Remember, this is a project that uses scraps of yarn. So you don’t have to invest too much and you will love all 24 colors of Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ yarn!
Okay, grab your needles and yarn and get started on this afternoon delight quickie knit hat.
Side note: do you see little baby yoda heads? On instagram people are saying that they totally see knit baby yoda in the green section. SO FUNNY!
AFTERNOON DELIGHT QUICKIE KNIT HAT
Yarn: Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ [Art. R170 100% Merino Wool available 3.5 oz (100 g),186 yd (170 m) balls], any 7 you want. Colors in sample are:
- Green Tea
- Dragon Fruit
- Creme De Mint
Needles: 4.5mm [US 7] 16″ (41 cm); 5.5mm [US 9] 16″ (41 cm), and double pointed needles.
Notions: Stitch Marker (make your own), Tapestry needle to bury the ends (learn how here)
Finished Measurements: 22.5″ (57 cm) around after blocking.
Gauge: 16 sts = 4″ (10 cm); 29 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Butterfly Stripes pattern after blocking. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
🌟KNOW THE YARN YOU ARE USING: Be sure to block your gauge swatch to see if the scrap yarn you are using grows or shrinks after being washed. It is important to note that Chic Sheep does grow a bit after blocking. I knew this and planned accordingly and you should as well for whatever yarn you use.
Below is the matching cowl but it applies to the hat as well. If you don’t think it makes that much difference, check this out. The pre-block gauge on my cowl was 18 sts and 34.5 rows = 4″ (10 cm). You can see the difference in the images below. The blocked cowl is 4″ larger around and 1.5″ longer than the pre-blocked cowl!
Stitch Marker (make your own), Tapestry needle to bury the ends (learn how here)
SPECIAL STITCHES / ABBREVIATIONS
Slip (sl): slip the stitch from left hand needle as if to purl to the right hand needle.
With Yarn In Front (wyif): hold the yarn to the front of the needles as you slip the next stitch(es). This results in a float bar on the front of the work.
Center Double Decrease (CDD): slip 2 sts, at the same time, as if to knit, k1, pass the 2 slipped sts over the knit stitch at the same time.
Slip, Slip, Knit (SSK): slip 1 st as if to knit, slip another stitch as if to knit, put the left hand needle in the front leg of those two stitches on the right hand needle, knit them together.
Knit Two Together (K2tog): insert right hand needle into the two stitches on the left hand needle, at the same time, as if to knit, knit them together.
If you want to be sure you have a safety net as you knit, adding a lifeline to your project every so often will be helpful. Just to make sure you have a point to rip back to if something goes wrong. (video help)
Cut the yarn each time you change colors and rejoin when it is time to use that color again. Leave a nice tail so you can weave in or bury your ends.
There will be a specific video for the hat soon, but if you need help with the actual stitch pattern, watch the cowl video.
AFTERNOON DELIGHT QUICKIE KNIT HAT
This stitch pattern is a multiple of 10 sts and 12 rounds.
With Color A and smaller circular needle
Cast-on 90 sts. Place marker on right hand needle to indicate the start of round, join round being careful to not twist cast on edge.
Rounds 1-9: *K1, p1; repeat from * around.
This should be a little more than an inch of ribbing. You can make this larger if you want.
With Color B (see notes) and larger circular needle
Rounds 1, 3, 5: *Knit 5, Slip 5 wyif; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 2, 4: Knit around.
With Next Color
Round 6: K7, *insert the right hand needle under the three floats and knit in the next stitch on the left hand needle bringing the new stitch out under the floats to “catch” them, K9; repeat from * to last 2 sts, K2.
Rounds 7, 9, 11: *Slip 5 wyif, k5; repeat from * to end of round.
Rounds 8, 10: Knit around.
Round 12: K2, **insert the right hand needle under the three floats and knit in the next stitch on the left hand needle bringing the new stitch out under the floats to “catch” them, K9; repeat from * to last 7 sts, K7.
Repeat rounds 1-12 three times more, then rounds 1-11 once more changing colors when indicated.
With Color F
Round 1: *Ssk, insert the right hand needle under the three floats and knit in the next stitch on the left hand needle bringing the new stitch out under the floats to “catch” them, k2tog, ssk, k1, k2tog, ssk; repeat from * around — 54 sts.
Change to double pointed needles on next round.
Round 2: Knit around.
Round 3: *CDD; repeat from * around — 18 sts.
Round 4: Knit around.
Round 5: *CDD; repeat from * around — 6 sts.
Round 6: Knit around.
Cut yarn leaving 10” (25.4 cm). Use yarn needle to thread tail through each remaining st knitwise. Pull tail tight to close top. Weave tail in on the wrong side of hat to secure.
Weave in/Bury all tails.
Wash and lightly block