15 January 2013

Striped Light StashBuster Hat pattern

I used some of what was left of the Spar Garn on this super easy hat. Two colours, but you could easily use up any leftover yarn and do multicolour stripes. I ran out of the dark grey, so continued in one colour.

Knitting in the round creates an uneven stripe. This can be fixed with a simple technique, demonstrated here.

Yarn: DK
Approximately 60g - 75g / 120m - 150m of any DK yarn.
Note that the weight given is for 100% wool yarn.

(6mm for casting on) 4mm, 5mm & 5mm DPN

Using 6mm needles cast on 90 stitches. (Old Norwegian cast on)
Switch to 4mm needles and K4, P2 until work measures 10cm

Change to 5mm needles. Place a marker and Knit, change colour every third row (so Knit two rows of each new colour, then change colour)

Knit until work measures 23cm.

Crown (Alternative/easy crown pattern here.)
Row 1: *K7, K2tog. Repeat from * to marker
Knit the next row, and every other row, to the marker.
Row 3: *K6, K2tog. Repeat from * to marker
Row 5: *K5, K2tog. Repeat from * to marker
Row 7: *K4, K2tog. Repeat from * to marker
Row 9: *K3, K2tog. Repeat from * to marker
Row 11: *K2, K2tog. Repeat from * to marker
Row 13: *K1, K2tog. Repeat from * to marker
Row 15: K2tog to the marker and there should be 10 stitches left.

Cut yarn, leaving a 25/30cm tail.

Thread the loose end onto a darning/tapestry needle.

Beginning with the stitch you would knit, if you were to knit, thread the tail through all the stitches and remove the knitting needles.

Pull the tail tight to close up the hole.

Sew through to the inside of the hat and sew/weave in the loose end.

If you have any questions or suggestions on how it could be improved, 
please contact me.


  1. Hi,
    I have just found this wonderful hat pattern and was wondering how much wool this pattern takes in weight. As I have some left over wool and would like to make this hat for a friend, but I don't want to get half way through with the wool I have and then have to buy another skein.

    1. I'll look into it for you. All my hats use, on average, 70-90g of 100% wool yarn. I'll look to see if I made any notes on the other versions of this that I've made. If not, I'll get my cousin to weight the hat in the photos, so that might take a while. ;-)

    2. Well, I've got a pattern which is almost identical to this one called
      Findings Headsock Stashbuster Hat.
      That uses 60g of 100% wool yarn. :-)

    3. Thank you that's fantastic!