Double Knit Diamonds Hat by oftroy

Double Knit Diamonds Hat

by oftroy
February 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in One side of double knit fabric
US 8 - 5.0 mm
85 - 93 yards (78 - 85 m)
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This double knit hat pattern creates a thick and plush warm hat for a large size head (finished size is 20 inches in diameter X 6.25 inches tall). The stitch pattern is Charted, only. The stitch pattern is naturally jogless--Nothing is required to have a smooth transition, and seamless appearance.
Note: 4th image is the beginning of round --and it is slightly evident at cast on edge, but not anywhere else.

The hat is a pillbox style, with straight sides, and a flat top. It starts with a tubular cast on, (this is optional), at the brim, and end with drawstring bind off.

The bulky yarn makes it a quick knit, but the stitch pattern adds a bit of challenge-- Basic skills needed are Knit, purl, interlocking double knitting, chart reading, and decreasing in double knitting.

This pattern is not a beginners pattern, some experience with stranded color work or with basic double knitting will make this pattern easier to knit. But--for those who want to try, the pattern has links to 3 videos-One for casting on, (an invisible, (aka tubular) cast on method), one for working the basic interlocking jacquard double knitting, and finally a video for the special technique used at transition from side of hat to crown. These 3 videos will help a beginner master the basic skills needed.

NOTE: last page of PDF is photographs, Omit if desired.