Nothing says playful like a pom pom, and the Big Hat, with its oversized pom and reverse stockinette stitch peeking out from the brim, manages to be both playful and practical. Made with super bulky yarn, the Big Hat produces a warm, cushy fabric that knits up quick. It’s also a great pattern for ambitious beginners looking to expand their skills beyond the basics.
Grab the free pattern at the shop and follow along in the tutorial video!
We’ll cover a lot of ground in Part 1 of the video. We’ll go over the materials list, learn the longtail cast on, knit in the round, tackle the ever-useful 2×2 rib, knit on double-pointed needles and decrease. Whew! Don’t worry. It’ll go by in a flash!
To help you gather your materials quickly, I’ve put together a list of materials that were used in the video. All links are from Amazon and the prices are correct as of December 22, 2015. Prices are in USD *
- 16″ US 15/10mm circular needle ($10.75)
- US 15/10mm double pointed needles ($9.00)
- 1 skein Cascade Yarn Magnum in color Ruby ($25.95)
- 1 skein Malabrigo Rasta (colourful second option) ($21-24)
- Set of 6 tapestry needles ($4.12)
- Boye jumbo stitch markers ($6.94)
- Dritz soft tape measure ($2.73)
- J.A. Henckels household scissors ($20.81)
In Part 2, we’ll continue decreasing on double-pointed needles, you’ll see a UFO fly across the screen (!) and we’ll finish off by weaving in loose ends and making a pom pom!
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