Team USA 2018 Hat by Debi Hassler

Team USA 2018 Hat

January 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
One size fits most adult medium heads and is somewhat slouchy.
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Some very kind knitters have shared that this hat will take more yarn than the original amount listed in the pattern (which has now been corrected). I am so grateful for folks who reach out to me and let me know of their experience. Immensely grateful. I am a new pattern writer and am totally blown away by the reception of this design. I will update the pdf as needed and appreciate your feedback!

I am completely surprised and humbled by the reception that this pattern has received. Thank you so very much! Please make sure that you are knitting from the most recent pdf update as I had tweaked and clarified several things. As always please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!]

Inspired by the 2018 USA Winter Olympic team uniforms, this colorwork hat features motifs from the men’s and women’s opening ceremony sweaters designed by Ralph Lauren. I used leftovers of three different DK weight yarns, so this is an excellent (and patriotic) way to use up extras in your stash. To be safe, I would start with 50 grams of each color. Remaining yarn can be used to make a magnificent pompom!

This pattern is FREE!

This hat fits most adult medium heads and is somewhat slouchy. Size modifications are described in the pattern.

Knit this hat to wear during the Olympic Games, or cast on during the opening ceremony and knit while you watch your favorite events. Curling, anyone?


FAQ: The stitch count for the body of the hat is 144 stitches, and the colorwork motifs are multiples of 144. The chart represents a repeat of 36 stitches. Not all motifs are multiples of 36 and therefore do not fit evenly on the chart. On those rows, knit the colored section of the chart to the black boxes and then repeat the established pattern to the beginning of the row until you have completed the round.