Honeycomb Hive Hat is a close fitting hat with little ‘ears’ that are decorated with pom poms. A double layer band and 2-color honeycomb stitch pattern create dense fabrics that will keep your head nice and toasty warm.
The hat is worked from the bottom up in the round. With no shaping and an intuitive stitch pattern, this hat is a relatively easy knit. The top of the hat is finished with a three needle bind off.
Honeycomb Hive Hat is sized to fit the whole family. When choosing your size, it is recommended to have 2” negative ease. Sample shown in adult S.
baby (toddler, child, adult S, adult M, adult L) to fit head circumference 16.5 (19, 21, 22, 23, 24)”
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Body circumference: 14.5 (17, 19, 20, 21, 22)”
Length: 6.5 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 8.75, 9)”
ability to read a chart
basic knowledge of cables
backward loop cast on
three needle bind off
Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca, 50% wool; 215 yds/198 m per 100 g ball); Color A: 6277 Peat Mix, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skeins; Color B: 6285 Oceanic Mix, 1 skein.
Approximate yardage used:
Color A: 110 (150, 180, 200, 210, 235) yds
Color B: 70 (90, 110, 125, 135, 145) yds
US #5/3.75 mm 16” circular needle
US #7/4.5mm 16”circular needle and one dpn or straight needle for three needle bind off
Adjust needle size to get correct gauge.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
One stitch marker
Cable needle or extra dpn
small piece of lightweight cardboard for pom pom template
20 sts and 30 rounds = 4” Stockinette stitch on smaller needles
28 sts and 28 rounds = 4” in 2-color Honeycomb pattern.
Check gauge in both stitch patterns.
Designer note: I am a loose knitter, so please check your gauge before beginning this project. It may be necessary to go up 1 or 2 needle sizes. For this pattern it is important to check your gauge in both stitch patterns and adjust both needle sizes if necessary.