Team Spirit Hat

Team Spirit Hat
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Go Team USA! The Winter Olympics are here (well, more like Sochi, Russia) - and it's time to show some team spirit. Knit a Team Spirit Hat with our free knitting pattern! This is a fun and warm hat to wear while you cheer on your favorite team or athlete, or just because you've got some patriotic pride going on. Whatever the occasion - support your team!

Skill level: Intermediate

Materials:  Worsted weight yarn in the following colors, 100 yards blue, 100 yards of red, and 100 yards of white. The sample was knit using Brown Sheep Lambs pride super wash.
Size 7 16 inch circular needles
Stitch marker
2 Stitch holders
Size H crochet hook
Yarn needle

Gauge: 5 stitches to the inch


Instructions:

Ear flap (make 2)
With blue cast on 6 stitches.
Row 1: Inc, K 4. Inc, (8).
Row 2: Inc, P 6, Inc. (10)
Row 3: Inc, K 8,Inc. (12)
Row 4: Inc, with white P 1, with blue P 8, with white P1,with blue Inc. (14)
Row 5: Inc, K 1, with white K 2, with blue K 5, with white K 3, with blue K1, Inc. (16)
Row 6: Inc, P 3, with white P 3, with blue P 2, with white P 4, with blue P 2, Inc. (18)
Row 7: Inc, K 3, with white K 9, with blue K 4, Inc. (20)
Row 8: P 6, with white P 8, with blue P 6.
Row 9: K 6, with white K 7, with blue K 7.
Row 10: P 6, with blue K 9, with blue 5.
Row 11: K 4, with white K 11, with blue K 5.
Row 12: P 4, with white P 13, with blue P 3.
Row 13: K 2 with white K 15, with blue K 3.
Row 14: P 8, with white P 5, with blue P 7.
Row 15: K 8 with white K 3, with blue K 9.
Row 16: P 9, with white P 3, with blue P 8.
Row 17: Repeat row 15.
Row 18: P 10, with white K1, P9, cut white.
Row 19: K in each stitch across.
Row 20 P in each stitch across cut blue and slip stitches on to a stitch holder.

Hat
With blue cast on 10, K across the first earflap, cast on 40, K across the second earflap, cast on 10, place marker and join into a round. (100)
Round 1 -4: k in each stitch around slipping the marker as you come to it, at the end of round 4 cut the blue yarn.
Round 5 - 11: With red K in each stitch around, slipping the marker as you come to it, at the end of round 11, cut the red yarn.
Rounds 12-19: With white K in each stitch around, slipping the marker as you come to it, as the end of round 19 cut the white yarn.
Round 20 – 27: repeat rounds 5 -11.
Rounds 28-31: With white K in each stitch around, slipping the marker as you come to it.
Round 32: (K 8, K2tog) repeat around. (90)
Rounds 33- 34: Repeat round 12, slipping the marker as you come to it, at end of round 35, cut white yarn.
Round 35: With red K in each stitch around.
Round 36: (K 7, K2tog) repeat around. (80)
Rounds 37 -40: Repeat round 5.
Round 41: (K 6, K2yog) repeat around. (70)
Round 42: Repeat round 11.
Round 43-45: With white repeat round 12.
Round 46: (K 5, K2tog) repeat around. (60)
Round 47: K in each stitch around.
Round 48:  (K2, Yo) repeat around. (60)
Rounds 49-52: K in each stitch around, slipping the marker as you come to it, at the end of round 52 cut the white yarn.
Rounds 53-58: With red K in each stitch around, slipping the marker as you come to it.
Cast off.

Putting it all together:
With Blue and H crochet hook, rev sc in each cast on stitch on brim and around each ear flap.
With blue make a chain cord 18 inches long. Weave cord through Yo on round 48. Tie tightly to close up hat.
Weave in all ends and block lightly.
Enjoy that team Spirit! GO USA!

 

About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.