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Knit Catamount Light Beanie

If I am being honest, it took me a while to jump on the Super Chunky yarn bandwagon. Before falling in love with Lion Brand Thick and Quick, I was a sucker for a Bulky (5) yarn. It is thick enough for a quick knit but thin enough to result in a nice drape. I’m all about that drape, guys. Seriously.

This pattern is written in one size, Adult but can be easily adjusted by adding or subtracting six stitches.

For a printable PDF with directions for both Bulky (5) and Super Chunky (6), click here.

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Materials:

  • 1 Skein, Loops and Thread Charisma or Comparable Bulky (5) Weight Yarn (Approx 75 Yards)
  • Size 10.5/6.5mm, 16” Circular Needles
  • Size 11/8mm, 16” Circular Needles
  • Size 11/8mm DPNs or Magic Loop
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:

  • KBL           Knit Through Back Loop
  • K               Knit
  • P               Purl
  • K2TOG      Knit Two Stiches Together
  • DPN         Double Pointed Needles

Gauge:

Twisted Rib (KBL,P) With Size 10.5/6.5mm

4 Stitches (Wide) x 5 Rows (Tall) = 1”x 1”

Finished Product Dimensions:

Height: 8” Fitted

9” Relaxed/Slouch

This pattern can be easily adjusted by adding or subtracting six stitches. 

Hat Pattern (Fitted)

Brim (7 Rows):

With size 10.5/6.5mm needles:

Note: Feel free to use size 8/11mm for brim. This will result in a looser brim with less stretch.

  • Cast on 54 (add one additional stitch if you join by slipping the last stitch over first.
  • Join your work to knit in the round (careful not to twist work) and place stitch marker to indicate beginning of round.
  • For 7 rows *KBL, P* until you reach stitch marker.
  • Feel free to add more rows until desired brim length is achieved.

Note: This pattern uses KBL to create a twisted rib. Feel free to do a standard 1×1 rib with K instead of KBL. This will create a different look and slightly less stretch than the twisted rib.

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Body of Hat

Switch to size 11/8mm needles:

Row 1:  Knit All

Row 2: *K4,P2; Repeat From * to End

Row 3-5: Repeat Row 2

Row 6: K2, *P2, K4; Repeat From * Until Last 4 Stitches, P2, K2

Row 7-9: Repeat Row 6

Row 10: *P2, K4; Repeat From * to End

Row 11-13: Repeat Row 10

Row 14-17: Repeat row 2

Row 18-20: Repeat row 6

DECREASE

Row 21: *K2tog, P2, K2; repeat from * to end (45 Stitches)

Switch to DPNs or Magic Loop

Row 22: *P1, K4; repeat from * to end (45 Stitches)

Row 23: *P1, K2, K2tog; repeat from * to end (36 Stitches)

Row 24: *P1, K1, K2tog; repeat from * to end (27 Stitches)

Row 25: K2tog; repeat from * until last stitch, K1 (14 Stiches)

Cut yarn leaving long tail, weave tail through all stitches and weave in ends

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Hat Pattern (Relaxed/Slouch)

Brim (7 Rows):

With size 10.5/6.5mm needles:

Note: Feel free to use size 8/11mm for brim. This will result in a looser brim with less stretch.

  • Cast on 54 (add one additional stitch if you join by slipping last stitch over first
  • Join your work to knit in the round (careful not to twist work) and place stitch marker to indicate beginning of round.
  • For 7 rows *KBL, P* until you reach stitch marker.
  • Feel free to add more rows until desired brim length is achieved!

Note: This pattern uses KBL to create a twisted rib. Feel free to do a standard 1×1 rib with K instead of KBL. This will create a different look and slightly less stretch than the twisted rib.

Body of Hat

Switch to size 11/8mm needles:

Row 1:  Knit All

Row 2: *K4, P2; Repeat From * to End

Row 3-5: Repeat Row 2

Row 6: K2, *P2, K4; Repeat From * Until Last 4 Stitches, P2, K2

Row 7-9: Repeat Row 6

Row 10: *P2, K4; Repeat From * to End

Row 11-13: Repeat Row 10

Row 14-17: Repeat Row 2

Row 18-21: Repeat Row 6

Row 22: Repeat Row 10

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DECREASE

Row 23: *P2, K2, K2TOG; Repeat From * to End (45 Stitches)

Row 24: *P2, K3; Repeat From * to End (45 Stitches)

Switch to DPNs

Row 25: *P2, K1, K2TOG; Repeat From * to End  (36 Stitches)

Row 26: *P2, K2; Repeat From * to End (36 Stitches)

Row 27: *K2TOG, P2; Repeat From * to End (27 Stitches)

Row 28: *K2TOG; Repeat From * to Last Stitch, K1 (14 Stitches)

Cut yarn leaving long tail, weave tail through all stitches and weave in ends.

Don’t forget to tag us @the_burlap_kitchen and use #theburlapkitchen so we can see your gorgeous work!

You are more than welcome to sell your finished Catamount Beanies, but please give credit to my shop. Please do not alter, sell or claim this pattern as your own.

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