Kevin McCallister's Moose Hat by Vrock Knits

Kevin McCallister's Moose Hat

December 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork pattern with larger needles, in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 475 yards (366 - 434 m)
22" head circumference
This pattern is available for free.

This pattern is the closest recreation of the hat that Kevin McCallister wears in the Home Alone movie that I could make. The chart for this pattern was created by staring intently at a screen shot of the hat while I counted stitches and translated it into an Excel spreadsheet.

The hat is a slouchy, colourwork toque with a large pom pom. It is worked in the round with two colours, and features sections of long floats. The pattern calls for knitting a partial lining to tuck up inside the hat for extra warmth, and to provide a smooth edge for the hat.

This hat requires two contrasting colours in a DK weight yarn. Knitters must be able to confidently knit in the round, cast on with a provisional crochet cast on, and knit two-colour stranded colourwork.

Further details on gauge:
22 stitches and 32 rows per 4 inches, in stockinette stitch in the round with 3.5 mm needles
24 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches, in colourwork in the round with 3.75mm needles