Kikukat Hat (Chunky Beanie)


Sizes:  Adult small (medium, large)

Yarn:  1 skein (100 g) Feza Bogeta (pictured), Plymouth Grandiosa (may need more than 1 skein if using this yarn), Lion Hometown USA, Lion Wool Ease Thick & Quick, or any bulky yarn

Needles:  #10 1/2 16-inch circular, #11 16-inch circular or #13 16-inch circular

Other materials:  tapestry needle, stitch marker

Gauge:  10 sts to 4" in stockinette stitch

Stitches used:  knit (K), purl(P), knit 2 stitches together (K2tog)

Ribbing:  Cast on 48 (52, 54) stitches,  Place marker and join.  *K1, P1*, repeat from ** across row.  Work in ribbing for 1 1/2".

Body:  Knit all rows until 6"-7" from beginning.  Note:  If using Plymouth Grandiosa, stop at 5 3/4" from beginning (unless you have more than 1 skein of yarn).  You will need about 5-6 yards of yarn left at this point to complete the hat.

Decrease Row 1 (for small and large sizes):  *K4, K2tog* repeat ** across row
Decrease Row 1 (for medium size):  K2, *K4, K2tog* repeat ** across row

Decrease Row 2 (for small and large sizes):  *K3, K2tog* repeat ** across row
Decrease Row 2 (for medium size):  K2, *K3, K2tog* repeat ** across row

Decrease Row 3 (all sizes):  *K2, K2tog* repeat ** across row

Decrease Row 4 (all sizes):  *K1, K2tog* repeat ** across row

Cut yarn to 8" and pull through remaining stitches with a tapestry needle.

Note:  I like to do ribbing in a smaller needle.  I found that using #11 needle will yield the correct gauge with most bulky yarns, therefore I would do the ribbing portion with #10 1/2 and switch to #11 for the body and decreasing rows.  Some bulky yarns (Feza Bogeta) need #13 needles for correct gauge, therefore the ribbing should be done with #11 needles.
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