Asha Knitted Hat: Free Pattern
Other than a headband (for example), hats are perfect for when you want to knit something in a short amount of time. This hat was designed to be simple so you can knit while you are talking with friends or watching a favorite show! It was made with ribbing pattern and basic stockinette. You can use either straight or circular needles, but the mixed color of pompom gives it some fun flair! Of course, you can also knit this in any color of yarn you would like.
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Asha according to an Indian origin is meaning “hope”. Hope is the one thing and is a powerful thing to inspire us to get through the darkest of times. When you hope, things are more likely to turn out and give us the power to make do the impossible. Hope is “a feeling of expectation and desire for something to come.” May this Asha Knitted Hat will help us to feel hopeful again.
1.5 balls of 50 gm Soft Silk Dot Dot (65% silk and 35% cashmere). Purchased from Aura Mariam Closet Shopee.
Other Similar Yarns
Brave 500 yarn is 100% Premium Acrylic, which is more about life’s adventure and works wonders for projects such as hats, scarves or baby blankets using just one ball. It is gentle enough for sensitive skin and easy-care.
Lion Brand Yarn such as Mandala Craft Cake Yarn is one of favourite acrylic yarn. It is an incredibly versatile especially if you want to make this twisted headband. Besides they are a great easy-care choice for creating machine-washable projects!
DMC 100% Baby is a great choice. It is pure merino “superwash” wool, perfect to create warm, stretchable and light garments.
Anyway, this hat can be knit in any yarn type/weight. What you will have to do is to figure out the number stitches you would cast on.
Recommended needles for this Soft Silk yarn is between 3.00 to 3.50 mm (Us Size 2.5 to 4), but I used 3.50 mm needles. You can use either single point of needle or circular needle.
21 sts and 31 rows (in 4X4 inches / 10X10 cm). Gauge is not crucial for this project because you might use any type of yarn.
Cast on 100 sts (or you can CO any st you prefer as long as it is even number).
Row 1: *K1, P1, rep from * to end of row.
Repeat the row above until Row 16 (or until you have the desired length for your forehead).
(2) Body (Stokinette Stitch)
Row 17 (or follow your own number of rows): K1, rep to end of row.
Row 18: P1, rep to end of row.
Rows 19 to 37: Rep Row 17 & 18.
Row 38 – 45: Rep the ribbing section again.
Bind off. Leaving a tail about 8-10 inches long for seaming section.
P/S: Some knitters will use two sizes of needles, for example 3.25 for making the ribbing, and 3.50mm and so on to make the body. It is up to everyone anyway. For me, I just used one size of needles only).
Fold the pieces into two. Wrong side is outside because you are going to seam both edges. Thread up the yarn tail in the darning needle. Sew from top to bottom. Be careful when you reach the ribbing section. Seam the edge stitches of the ribbing closely.
Attach “pom pom” if desired. If you prefer to buy the pom pom that ready to attach, you can find it here.
I hope you enjoy making this project and love what you do. 🙂