You Betcha! Hat by Anna Sorgert
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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
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

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)” 46, 52, 58.5 cm head circumference

Recommended ease: 2-3” (5-7.5 cm) negative ease (choose a size that is this amount smaller than your head circumference)

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
15 (17.5, 20)” 38, 44.5, 51 cm circumference at top of ribbed brim
6.5 (7.5, 8)” 16.5, 19, 20 cm height

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

Approximately 75y/68m (130g/4.6oz) of super bulky wool or wool blend yarn, for up to Adult 2 size

  • Solid color sample used 126g/4.4oz Lion Brand Hometown USA in color Madison Mustard (100% acrylic; 81y/74m per 142g skein) for size Adult 2
  • Multicolor sample used 129g/4.6oz Malabrigo Rasta in color Aniversario (100% merino wool; 90y/82m per 150g skein) for size Adult 2

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

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