Remember Me Hat
©Jen Best 2014
Tension: 10cm x 10cm square = 7 sts x 10 rows in stocking stitch, size 10mm needles or appropriate size to achieve the correct tension, cable needle, yarn needle for sewing up, Super Bulky yarn 200g, 116m approx. Pom Pom maker or card for making Pom Poms.
I used DMC Aurora in the sample but it would work well with Malabrigo Rasta or your own super bulky art yarn!
This hat is knitted sideways with a cable. The rib is picked up around the bottom and knitted, then the whole sewn up the back and gathered at the top. The Pom Pom is added last. It was inspired by a hat I saw in the BBC drama Remember Me.
Cast on 20 sts.
Row 1: P2, K6, P4, K6, P2
Row 2 and all wrong side (even) rows: K2, P6, K4, P6, K2
Row 3: P2, Cf6, P4, Cf6, P21
Row 5: P2, K6, P4, K6, P2
Row 7: P2, K6, P4, K6, P2
Row 9: P2, K6, P4, K6, P2
Row 10: K2, P6, K4, P6, K2
Repeat last 10 rows until work measures 58cm (or required width for head) ending with a right side row facing. Cast off in pattern but don't break yarn.
Pick up and knit 30 sts (adjust if you’ve changed the width of the hat) across the bottom of the hat.
Row 1 of brim: (K1, P1) across the row.
Repeat the last row three more times. Cast off very loosely in rib (I cast off using Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn cast off).
Sew up the back using whip stitch. Sew the top together by making a running stitch round the top and pulling it tight.
Make a few stitches to close the hole.
Using the remaing wool make a pom pom and sew it to the top. I made my pom pom by wrapping the yarn loosely round my hand. I used the yarn tails from the hat to tie round the middle of the wraps very tightly and then I cut through the ends of the wraps to make the pom pom. Wear with pride!