Ripley Hat is a free knitting pattern for this colorful, textured hat! Ripley Hat is knit with one skein of Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Aran Splatter. The pattern is written in three sizes: Toddler, Child, and Adult. The hat begins with 1 x 1 ribbing. The ribbing resolves into reverse stockinette stitch in a staggered design. This hat is reversible! If you like the look of traditional stockinette better, you can turn it wrong side out. The texture just isn’t as pronounced on that side, so I like it this way better. See it and favorite it on Ravelry. Click here!
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The Ripley Hat is very stretchy! I suggest you make a size that is 4-8″ smaller around than the head of the wearer.
The yarn in this pattern, Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Aran Splatter, is SO soft and squishy! It’s not fuzzy, but very soft. I love the splatter dye effect on this yarn, and it comes in several pretty colorways! I’m tempted to purchase more skeins and make more of them!
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Ripley Hat, a Free Knit Hat Pattern
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
Difficulty Level Easy
Available Sizes Toddler [Child, Adult]. Size shown is Adult.
Finished Measurements 11 ½ [13, 16] inches circumference stretches 4-8 inches to fit a range of sizes. 8 ½ [8 ¾, 9] inches tall.
Yarn Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Aran Splatter (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 3.5 oz/100 g; 150 yds/137.5 m; CYCA weight 4/Medium): 1 skein #16 Spring Bouquet.
Knitting Needles 9/5.5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge. I used 40 inch circulars and the “magic loop” method. You could also use a set of five 6 inch DPNs, or circulars shorter than the circumference of the hat you are making.
Notions yarn needle, faux fur pom pom or large Clover® pom pom maker, safety pin for pom pom.
Gauge 20 sts x 21 rows = About 4 inches in K1, P1 ribbing.
CO 60 [70, 80] sts, join to work in the round.
Rnd 1 *K1, P1, repeat from * around — 60 [70, 80] sts.
Rnds 2-13 Repeat Rnd 1.
Rnds 14-16 *(K1, P1)4 times, P2, repeat from * around.
Rnds 17-19 *(K1, P1)3 times, P4, repeat from * around.
Rnds 20-22 *(K1, P1)2 times, P6, repeat from * around.
Rnds 23-25 *K1, P9, repeat from * around.
Rnds 26-39 P each st.
Rnd 40 *P8, P2tog, repeat from * around — 52 [62, 72] sts.
Rnd 41 *P7, P2tog, repeat from * around — 44 [54, 64] sts.
Rnd 42 *P6, P2tog, repeat from * around — 36 [46, 56] sts.
Rnd 43 *P5, P2tog, repeat from * around — 28 [38, 48] sts.
Rnd 44 *P4, P2tog, repeat from * around — 20 [30, 40] sts.
Rnd 45 *P3, P2tog, repeat from * around — 12 [22, 32] sts. Bind off with long tail for Toddler size.
Rnd 46 *P2, P2tog, repeat from * around — 14  sts.
Rnd 47 *P1, P2tog, repeat from * around — 6  sts. Bind off with long tail for Child size.
Rnd 48 P2tog 8 times — 8 sts. Bind off with long tail for Adult size.
Using a yarn needle, weave end through tops of last rnd of sts and take to inside through center hole. Turn hat WS out, pull end to close hole, weave in ends. If you would like your hat to be reversible, weave in your ends very neatly!
If desired, attach a fur or yarn pom pom to your hat by pulling the loop of the pom through the top center of the hat and safety pinning inside. Remove pom pom before washing hat!
Again, please don’t make copies for others. Instead, direct them to my website to get their own copy. Thank you!