Innie Outie Hat by Shaina Bilow

Innie Outie Hat

December 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
130 - 600 yards (119 - 549 m)
Newborn, Toddler, Child, Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult
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As a child, my mother would knit reversible mohair hats for me and my siblings every winter. My favorite was a neon multicolor and black combination that I’m pretty sure I lost at the mall in my teens (sorry, Mom!). This design is inspired by those toasty hats but is made in sport weight wool instead – way less fuzzy but still just as warm with a double-thickness of cozy stockinette. Whether you’ve got a sports fan on your knit list or a Jekyll & Hyde toddler or teen, this hat has endless color, yarn, and sizing possibilities. Totally reversible and totally fun, the Innie Outie Hat is a winner in winter: from my family to yours!

Construction Details
The Innie Outie Hat is made in one piece beginning at the center of the hat where the colors meet.
Techniques necessary

  • Chained Cast-On (or provisional cast on of your choice). A photo tutorial of the chained cast on is provided in the pattern.
  • Working in the round.
  • Crown shaping (decreases) on double pointed needles.
  • Removing a provisional cast on and placing the stitches on needles.

Sizes: Newborn (Toddler, Child, Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
Circumference: 16 (17½, 19, 20, 21½, 23)”
Depth (with brim turned up): 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10)”

Yarn: Sport weight (CYCA #2), 130 (160, 200, 230, 260, 300) yards color A, 130 (160, 200, 230, 260, 300) yards color B.

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular and DPN, or size necessary to obtain gauge.

Additional Materials: Stitch marker, row counter, tapestry needle, size G (4 mm) crochet hook, and smooth scrap yarn of a similar weight.