In anticipation of the upcoming cold season, Anette from the blog Lebenslustiger shows us a knitting pattern for a really thick cosy hat. She makes her hats with the Loopy Mango chunky knit wool and uses a 36 metre ball for an adult and a child's hat.
Hat for Adults - 1st Row
Make 18 stitches for the first row. You need about 3 metres (so measure 1.50m twice and then cast).
Not too close and tight, since the wool is very thick and the needles are relatively thin. In general, the stitches should be knitted loosely with this wool. When the circle is closed, make sure that there are no twists.
Rows 2-10: Work Right
Knit the 2nd to the 10th round to the right. For the 11th row: knit 2 together, so there are 9 stitches left. Knitting together is sometimes a bit tricky, if you don't knit loosely enough. But with a little practice, you'll get it.
Cut and Pull Through Stitch
Now cut the wool with a 15 cm long end and gently pull through the remaining 9 stitches, a. little further down on the child's hat, as in the photo.
Finishing the Hat Adult
Tightly knit together and if the length of the end allows thread again through all the stitches, for a neat finish. Pull the end inwards and tie firmly. Cast off, pull inwards and tie a flat knot.
Child's Hat with Pompom
Round 1: 16 stitches - for that you need about 2.80 m of wool (half for stitching)
2nd row to row 9: Knit right.
10th row: Knit 2 together (8). Finish in the same way as the hat for adults.
Place the remaining wool, about 15-16 cm, on figure of eight loops and tie off in the middle firmly with a sturdy thread. Don't cut the thread!
Place the pompom on the hat, pull the threads inside the hat and tie tightly together there.
And now have fun with it!