Bright Sparks Hat by Elizabeth Nihoniho

Bright Sparks Hat

October 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
130 - 218 yards (119 - 199 m)
S, M and L
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Bright Sparks Hat is cast on and a short rib hem is worked before moving into the faux cable and rib pattern. A short rib pattern section is followed by decreases at the top of the hat. A pom-pom can be added and your little Bright Sparks hat is ready!

This is the perfect quick project – a lovely gift knit, or for using up bigger amounts of leftovers. With the rib texture, it fits lots of different heads, from children to adults. You can even eliminate the pattern and work just the k3, p2 rib up the hat for a simpler version.

Finished Measurements
Diameter of finished hat- 18 (22, 25)” / 46 {56, 64} cm
Height of finished hat- 7 (7 ¾, 8 ¾)” / 18 {20, 22.5} cm

Needles and Notions
US 6 / 4 mm circular needles for hat knitting. Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge.
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles for hat knitting.
Tapestry needle.
Pom-pom (optional).

Sample knit with Ashford Tekapo DK wool – 100% New Zealand wool 200m / 218 yds per 100gm. For yarn substitution, it is recommended to use a non-treated DK weight 100% wool yarn.
Approximately 130 (175, 218) yds / 120 {160, 200} m of yarn is required