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ODDknit Hat (F3)

ODDknit hat with vertical stripes

There are lots of knitting patterns for horizontally striped hats but surprisingly few patterns for vertically striped hats. This pattern uses more yarn than most ODDknit designs (as a human-sized hat it kind of had to) but think of each section of the pattern as a separate knit and it's still good for using up odds and ends.

A printable version of this pattern is available.

You will need:

  • double knit yarn
  • 3.5mm knitting needles
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors


(A list of abbreviations is available.)

(In this pattern we have counted the end of a row as any point at which all stitches are on the same needle)

Cast on 90 sts.

  1. Row 1: [k1, p1] x 45
  2. Row 2: sl1, p1, [k1, p1] x 44
  3. Row 3: sl1, p1, [k1, p1] x 42, turn/ [k1, p1] x 43
  4. Row 4: sl1, p1, [k1, p1] x 40, turn/ [k1, p1] x 41
  5. Row 5: sl1, p1, [k1, p1] x 38, turn/ [k1, p1] x 39
  6. Row 6: sl1, p1, [k1, p1] x 36, turn/ [k1, p1] x 37
  7. Row 7: sl1, p1, [k1, p1] x 32, turn/ [k1, p1] x 33

Change colour and repeat rows 1 to 7.

Continue until there are twelve sections total.

Making Up:

Sew the sides of the hat together and work in any loose ends.



I'm not sure how to be precise with hat sizing so I shall be vague instead. I would describe my own knitting tension as medium-tight and this hat fits me (average female) quite snugly. You may want to size needles up if you feel your knitting is particularly tight or your head particularly large (to contain your enormous brain).