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Erie Hat knitting pattern

Erie Hat knitting pattern

Knitting & Crochet

Erie Hat knitting pattern

Enjoy our free (and easy!) knitting pattern for this versatile and quick-to-knit project. It makes the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

The Erie Hat is a winter classic with its 1x1 ribbed pattern and watch-cap style. The simple unisex design can be worn in different ways to suit different tastes—you can roll up the brim or wear it slouchy. The pattern is easy to follow and suitable for all levels from beginners who want to try knitting in the round to advanced knitters looking for a quick project.

We designed the hat in our hardwearing  Superwash Merino yarn, so it can be thrown the washing machine and still look great for years to come.

Knitting Tips:
When you join your work to knit in the round be careful not to twist your stitches. After the first few rows, your work will lie flat and you won’t have any trouble. When you reach the crown shaping, don’t forget to switch to double pointed needles. Alternatively, some knitters like to use the magic loop method for crown shaping.

Materials:
- 1 skein of Americo Superwash Merino (100% Merino Wool, 100 g/218 yards /200 m)
- 4mm (US 6) 16-inch circular needles
- Set of 4mm (US 6) DPNs
- 1 stitch marker
- Yarn needle or crochet hook

Note about the yarn: Superwash Merino is available through Americo Original online. You can substitute for other DK-weight yarns like Americo’s Mezcla de Lujo, Alpaca Matizada or any DK weight in your stash.

Measurements:
One Size - 22 inches (56 cm) in diameter when stretched, 10.5 inches (27 cm) in height

Gauge:
20 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in 1 x 1 rib using 4mm (US 6) size needles or size needed to achieve gauge.

Abbreviations:

DPN(s): Double pointed needle(s)—A needle with points at both ends; used in sets of 4 or 5

M or PM; //M//: Stitch marker or place marker; denotes stitch marker dividing sections

K, k: knit

P, p: purl

Rib: Rib(bed), ribbing —a pattern stitch—has vertical columns of knit and purl stitches, side by side, with elastic properties. Examples: (K1, P1) aka 1 x 1 ribbing; (K2, P2) aka 2 x 2 ribbing etc.

k3t (slant to R): Knit 3 together—Insert the needle into the front of 3 stitches from left to right. Draw the yarn through to the front knitwise, and drop the three stitches from the needle.

p3t (slant to R): Purl 3 together—Insert the needle into the front of 3 stitches from right to left. Draw the yarn through to the front purlwise, and drop the three stitches from the needle.

Pattern:
Using 4mm (US 6) size needles, and Superwash Merino yarn, cast on 116 stitches, //PM//, and being careful not to twist your stitches, join in the round. Work in the following  1x1 rib pattern stitch:

Round 1: (K1, p1) to the end of the round
Continue knitting in the established 1x1 rib pattern until work measures 7.5 inches (19 cm) or desired length.

Shape Crown:
Next Round: (work 26 stitches in pattern, k3t, work 26 stitches in pattern, p3t) twice (108 stitches remain)

Next Round: (K1, p1) to end of round

Next Round: (work 24 stitches in pattern, k3t, work 24 stitches in pattern, p3t) twice (100 stitches remain)

Next Round: (K1, p1) to end of round

Next Round: (work 22 stitches in pattern, k3t, work 22 stitches in pattern, p3t) twice (92 stitches remain)

Next Round: (K1, p1) to end of round

Next Round: (work 20 stitches in pattern, k3t, work 20 stitches in pattern, p3t) twice (84 stitches remain)

Next Round: (K1, p1) to end of round

Next Round: (work 18 stitches in pattern, k3t, work 18 stitches in pattern, p3t) twice (76 stitches remain)

Next Round: (K1, p1) to end of round

Next Round: (work 16 stitches in pattern, k3t, work 16 stitches in pattern, p3t) twice (68 stitches remain)

Next Round: (K1, p1) to end of round

Next Round: (work 14 stitches in pattern, k3t, work 14 stitches in pattern, p3t) twice (60 stitches remain)

Next Round: (K1, p1) to end of round

Next Round: (work 12 stitches in pattern, k3t, work 12 stitches in pattern, p3t) twice (52 stitches remain)

Next Round: (K1, p1) to end of round

Next Round: (work 10 stitches in pattern, k3t, work 10 stitches in pattern, p3t) twice (44 stitches remain)

Next Round: (K1, p1) to end of round

Next Round: (work 8 stitches in pattern, k3t, work 8 stitches in pattern, p3t) twice (36 stitches remain)

Next Round: (K1, p1) to end of round

Next Round: (work 6 stitches in pattern, k3t, work 6 stitches in pattern, p3t) twice (28 stitches remain)

Cut yarn and thread through remaining 28 stitches, draw up tight and pull through to the inside of the hat and secure.

Finishing:
Sew in all loose ends. Try adding a pompom for a personalized touch, or, you can knit the hat longer for a taller brim.

Americo Original is a Canadian yarn company and online knitting shop with its own line of quality yarns, knitwear patterns and accessories. Americo’s yarns are made exclusively in the Andean highlands of South America, using only natural fibres, including luxurious wool, llama, alpaca, cotton, linen, silk and cashmere. Americo and its in-house design lab are based in Toronto, offering international shipping from its online store: americo.ca/shop. 

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