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The floppy pompom and the textured hat pattern for The Big Knit

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I mentioned another hat pattern the other day and here they are again, to remind you.

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This is a basic bee stitch pattern, worked in the round. You can see the bee stitch here.

Textured Bee Stitch hat pattern

  • Cast on 28 stitches and divide for Magic Loop.  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.
  • Purl two rows

Pattern rows:

  1. K1, k1B
  2. purl
  3. K1B, k1
  4. purl

Repeat these four rows two more times, for a total of 12 pattern rows.

  • Repeat row 1
  • K2tog (7 stitches on each needle)
  • K2tog across first needle, k1  then K2tog across second needle, k1

thread the tail thru the stitches on the needle and pull tight. Finish off and weave in ends.

If you wanted to make this as a flat hat and sew up the side seam, just swap the PURL rows for KNIT rows.  or the K2tog rows, just do that for the length of the needle.  Even easier.

Now, this isn’t rocket science, but in case you can’t work it out, here is how I make my floppy pompoms:

Fold a piece of yarn that is about 10 inches in half.  Drop the folded yarn between your fingers.

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Wrap yarn around your fingers. Don’t get the looped yarn caught up in your wrapping.  It’ll depend on how fluffy you want your pompom, and how big your hand is, but I do about 25 wraps.

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Thread the two loose tails around the wrapped yarn and thru the loop.  Pull tight.  Wrap the ends back around and tighten.  Tie off tightly.

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Snip the loops.

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Give it a good shake by the tails.

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You can leave it as is or you can trim smaller.

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Secure the pop pom to the top of the hat with the tails. This works with standard little hats too, and I bet it would look cute with lots more wraps on a big hat as well!

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