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Ribbed hat with Pompom: free pattern

Good for North Wind – free pattern for a cozy hat

Simple knitting projects that can be knitted anytime and anywhere are just great. On the train, in a Café, or while watching a movie: “Good for North Wind” is a quick knit, so it is easy to make several in your favourite colours and for family and friends. Due to the super elastic rib pattern the hat adapts to any (adult) head size and keeps you warm, no matter how windy it is. The brim can be worn folded over or turned down and allows you to adjust the fit of “Good for North Wind”.

Knitted hats with Pompom: free pattern

The Pompom of course can be made to match the hat’s colour, or you can use a contrasting wool. It would also look good if you had a variety of leftover yarns in various colours and use them in one pompom. Or you plan several hats and each one gets a different colored pompom! A 100 g skein of the two-ply Wendelstein wool is enough for one hat and a matching pompom.

100 g Wendelstein Schafwolle 2fädig
1 set of double-pointed needles no. 3,5
Pompom maker with 7 cm diameter

2 x 2 rib: *purl 2, knit 2, repeat from * to end of round
GAUGE: 20 stitches x 30 rows, slightly stretched horizontally = 10 cm

INSTRUCTION Cast on 100 stitches and distribute over four needles. Close round, place Marker at beginning of round an knit 22 cm in rib pattern.

1st decrease round:* purl 1, knit 2 stitches together knitwise, knit 1, repeat from * to end of round.
2nd decrease round: *knit 2 stitches together knitwise, knit 1, repeat from * to end of round.
3rd decrease round: knit 1, *knit 2 stitches together knitwise. Repeat from * to end of round until 1 stitch is left. Knit this stitch together knitwise with the first stitch of the next round. (25 stitches).
4th decrease round: *knit 2 stitches together knitwise, repeat from * until 1 stitch is left. Knit this stitch together with the 1st stitch of the next round (12 stitches).

Cut the thread, leaving a 15 cm tail, pull through each of the remaining stitches and darn it in well. Make pompom sew it onto hat. Or just fasten it on the inside with a knot you can undo again, then the pompom can be removed for washing. As always with the Wendelstein wool: after washing (wool washing cycle or hand washing with wool detergent, 30 degrees) the yarn becomes even softer anf fleece-linke. More information about the traditional Bavarian wool produced locally in a family-run business here. Have fun making “Good for North Wind!

Knitted ribbed hat: free pattern