Walk In The Park Hat

Walk In The Park Hat
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Step 1: Getting Started

A walk in the park color work hat is the perfect addition to any winter wardrobe and will easily roll with you into spring! This pretty fair isle knitted hat is a great knitting pattern to level up your knitting skills or revisit a technique you have already mastered. Melanie's knitting patterns are always designed with a flair for style and she gives careful attention to the pattern instructions and details. This lovely "Walk in the Park" hat is no exception. I think you'll enjoy creating and wearing this knitted creation!

Skill level: Intermediate


100 yards of two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn

Size 7  16 inch circular needles and size 6 dpn’s  for  crown.

Yarn needle


Gauge:  18 sts = 4 inches

Special Notes:

This pattern uses simple color work patterns so there is not a chart to follow. Be careful to carry the two colors loosely in your hands, but not too loose. Also, be careful to carry the not working color loosely behind your work, this will help keep your hat a soft and prevent bulging or puckering.


Step 2: Pattern Instructions

Hat pattern

Decide which color will be your main color and your contrasting color. For this pattern, we will use green as our main color (MC) and blue as our contrasting color (CC).


Cast on 90 stitches with CC and join into a round being careful not to twist, place a marker to designate beginning of round.

Round 1-5: Purl each stitch, slip marker.

Round 6: Knit around.

Round 7-10: Adding main color, K1 CC, K1 MC round.

Round 11: Drop MC but do not cut, with CC Knit around.

Round 12-13: Drop CC and knit around with MC.

Round 14: With MC K2, carrying CC from behind, K1 CC, K3 MC, repeat round.

Round 15: With MC K1, K3 with CC, K 2 with MC, repeat round.

Round 16: With CC K5, with MC K1, repeat around.

Round 17:  Repeat round 15.

Round 18: Repeat round 14.

Round 19-20: Repeat round 12.


Step 3: Finishing Up

Round 21: With CC knit around, do not drop cut MC.

Round 22: With CC purl around.

Round 23:  Repeat round 21.

Rounds 24-26: With MC knit around drop CC but does not cut.

Round 27:  With MC K1, with CC K1, repeat around.

Round 28: With CC K1, with MC K1, repeat around.

Round 29: Repeat round 27.

Round 30: Repeat round 28, dropping CC at end of round 28 drop MC but do not cut.

Rounds 31-33: With CC Knit around, cutting CC at the end of round 33 leaving enough yarn to weave in.


Round 34 and every even round from here on out: With MC only knit around.

Round 35: K2tog, K 8, repeat around.

Round 37: K2tog, K 7, repeat around.

Round 39: K2tog, K 6, repeat around

Round 41: K2tog, K 5, repeat around, Continue as established until you have 9 Sts Left, K2tog last 2 Sts.

I cord top knot

With MC and using 4 sts make and I cord approx.  6 inches long.

With CC make and I cord with remaining sts the same length as the other.


Weave in all ends and ties I cords into a knot making sure to close the top of the hat.



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.