You Betcha! Hat by Anna Sorgert

You Betcha! Hat

December 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
50 - 85 yards (46 - 78 m)
Child (Adult 1, Adult 2) - to fit 18 (20.5, 23)” [46, 52, 58.5 cm] head circumference
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You Betcha! Hat
Finally. The Minnesota-inspired, passive-aggressive hat to solve the dreaded question, “Can you knit me that?” Instead of skirting around the issue, you can now satisfy the request with a genuine, hand knitted gift. (Replying with “You betcha!” is optional.) Just don’t tell the recipient that it took you less than one evening or that you didn’t use your best yarn!

But don’t worry if you keep the hat for yourself. Your secret is safe with me if you choose to avoid answering the dreaded question and instead use that special skein of yarn for yourself!

Child (Adult 1, Adult 2). Shown in size Adult 2 on a 23.5” head size
To fit: 18 (20.5, 23)“/45.5 (52, 58.5) cm head circumference

Recommended ease: Choose a size that is 3”/7.5 cm smaller than your head circumference for a snug fit. Or, for a looser fit, either choose a size with the same, or larger, circumference measurement as the head measurement.

This hat is meant to fit SNUG! Some knitters have reported it to be too snug for their taste. Feel free to size up, and/or size up on needles as well (such as US 11 and 13 instead of the US 9 and 11).

Finished Measurements
Circumference, unstretched: 15.5 (17.5, 19.5)“/39.5 (44.5, 49.5) cm
Height: 7 (7, 8.5)”/18 (18, 21.5) cm

Set of US 9 (5.5 mm) and US 11 (8 mm) double-pointed needles
US 9 (5.5 mm) and US 11 (8 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle
Set of US 11 (8 mm) double-pointed needles

Super Bulky weight yarn: approximately 80y/132g (73m/4.6 oz)

  • Size Adult 2 solid color sample used 72y/126g (66m/4.4 oz) of Lion Brand Hometown USA (100% acrylic; 81y/74m per 142g skein), 1 skein, color Madison Mustard
  • Size Adult 2 multicolor sample used 78y/129g (71m/4.6 oz) of Malabrigo Rasta (100% Merino wool; 90y/82m per 150g skein), 1 skein, color Aniversario

11 stitches and 17 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on larger needles

This pattern has been tech edited by Morgan Bame and Anne Marie Hart.

Many thanks to my test knitters blubearie, Echelon, ladyj960, sunethramathre, babsnelson, karinamaza, babsknits, and Laur290121 !