On the Road Again Hat by Snickerdoodle Knits

On the Road Again Hat

March 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
114 - 181 yards (104 - 166 m)
(Child, Teen) (Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
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The On the Road Again Hat is one of two patterns in the On the Road Again Collection. This collection is a sequel to the Home Series, which includes My Forever Home, A New Home, and Next Door Neighbors collections. On the Road Again was created to recognize those who don’t feel as if they have a home, a place to belong.

Main Features

  • fun, simple and addicting colorwork motif -- and a great introductory project to learn how to knit colorwork

  • includes 5 sizes from child to large adult

includes instructions to work a slouchy version

  • worked in the round using DK weight yarn

  • includes linked video tutorials for the techniques used within the pattern

  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited

  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations

The On the Road Again Hat is a quick and simple knit using DK weight yarn. It highlights a stranded colorwork motif that is designed to resemble an endless road wrapping the circumference of the hat. However, most of the pattern is worked with only one strand of yarn.

The knit is simple, easy to follow, and a bit addicting. It’s the perfect knit for the evenings when you’d like something more engaging than plain stockinette, but you don’t feel like working anything that requires much brain power.

This hat is a simple design that provides a fun opportunity to play with contrasting colors. It makes for a great knit for yourself or as a gift. This pattern is worked bottom up. Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and wearing experience here. The hat and cowl are designed such that you can knit at least one hat and one cowl out of two skeins of yarn.

The pattern includes one PDF file with both the written and the charted instructions, but the instructions are kept separate for easy printing.

Fits Head Circumference: (20, 21) (22, 23, 24) in / (51, 53.5) (56, 58.5, 61) cm
Hat Height: (8, 8.5) (9, 9.5, 10) in / (20.5, 21.5) (23, 24, 25.5) cm

Instructions for a slouchy style are also included. The slouchy style is 1.75 in / 4.5 cm taller. This will use additional yarn.

(78, 88) (100, 115, 124) yds / (72, 80) (92, 105, 114) m; (36, 40) (46, 53, 57) grams DK weight yarn for MC

(12, 14) (18, 22, 26) yds / (10, 13) (16, 20, 24) m; (6, 7) (8, 10, 12) grams DK weight yarn for CC

Designed using Birch Hollow Fibers Phillis DK (100% Superwash Merino; 250 yds / 228.6 m, 115 g), shown in Baby Ann and Sword Steel.

This design was created as a collaboration with Birch Hollow Fibers. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options! Find color recommendations and alternate yarn suggestions here.

18 stitches, 24 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm stockinette stitch with larger needle

4.0 mm (US size 6), or size needed to obtain gauge, circular needles, minimum 16 in / 40 cm long; double pointed needles optional for decreases

3.75 mm (US size 5), or one size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge, circular needles, minimum 16 in / 40 cm long

Darning needle

6 Stitch markers

The On the Road Again Hat includes simple increases and decreases plus a few rounds of stranded colorwork. This is a great pattern for an adventurous beginner that is wanting to practice knitting in the round and get comfortable with stranded colorwork.

All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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