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The Pomp-a-Doodle is a fun pom pom yarn made with extra-large poms! The new and improved version of Pomp-a-Doodle has larger pom poms and a longer stretch of yarn between each pom.
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FREE Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart’s Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn Materials
- Red Heart “Soft Essentials” (100% acrylic; 131 yds [120m], 5 oz [141 g];): E856_7420 Charcoal (MC), 1 ball.
Red Heart “Pomp-a-Doodle” (100% polyester; 14 yds [13m], 3.5 oz [100 g];): 9314 Thunder (CA), 1 ball.
- Size US 10 (6mm) and US 11 (8mm) straights or 24” circular to accommodate the number of stitches on the needle; or size to obtain correct gauge.
- tapestry needle
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FREE Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart’s Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn Gauge
GAUGE is the measurement of the stitches and rows after you crochet them. Getting gauge means that you are getting the same numbers per inch as written in the pattern.
13 sts and 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette st with smaller needles and MC.
FREE Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart’s Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn Dimensions
CA – contrasting color A
K – knit
K2tog – knit 2 stitches together
KFB – knit front and back (increase 1 stitch)
MC – main color
P – purl
RS – right side
St st – stockinette stitch (see pattern stitches)
WS – wrong side
Stockinette stitch (St st): Straight — (RS) knit, (WS) purl
Mattress Stitch: With RS of both pieces facing you, pass yarn needle from bottom to top under horizontal strand between first and second sts, pull yarn through. Insert needle into corresponding horizontal strand on the other pc. Continue these steps alternating from one piece to the other.
FREE Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart’s Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn Pattern Notes
Work with the Pomp-a-Doodle yarn in between the pompoms and do not pull the Pom pom through the stitch on the needle.
Hat is worked back and forth in rows and sewn together to create hat shape.
Free Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart’s Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn Pattern
With MC and smaller needle, cast-on 61 sts using long tail cast on.
Drop MC and using CA and larger needle continue.
Row 1 (WS): Knit
Row 2 (RS): Purl
Cut CA and pick up MC and smaller needle continue.
Row 3 (WS): Purl
Row 4 (RS): *K4, kfb; rep from * to last st, k1– 73 sts.
Change to CA. Continue in St st pat and work until the hat measures 8” (20.32 cm) from cast-on edge ending on after a WS row
Row 1 (RS): *K3, K2tog; rep from * to last st of row, k1–12 sts decreased..
Row 2 (WS): Purl
Row 3 (RS): *K2, K2tog; rep from * to last st of row, k1–12 sts decreased.
Row 4 (WS): Purl
Row 5 (RS): *K1, Ktog; rep from * to last st of row, k1–12 sts decreased.
Row 6 (WS): Purl
Row 7 (RS): *k2tog; rep from * to last st of row, k1–12 sts decreased.
Row 8 (WS): Purl
To finish the Free Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart’s Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn, cut yarn leaving a 6” (15.2 cm) tail. Using tapestry needle thread tail through remaining stitches, finish by pulling tail and seaming the hat together using mattress stitch. Weave in all loose ends
Option: add pom pom at the top of hat.
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