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Hat Description

Jimster is a structural sideways knit Hat, worked in garter stitch. It is finished at the crown with 4 points.


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Bulky weight, single ply or plied yarn.


Needles & Notions

Pair 5mm/UK6/US8 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Approx 2yd/2m waste yarn
5mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle


Sample Details

Shown in Abuelita Yarns Mysterious Bulky [115yd/105m per 100g; 95% Merino-Corriedale, 5% Silk]

Shown in size 20in/56cm on model with 19.5in/49.5cm circumference head



14 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over Garter St.



To fit size: 15 [17, 20, 22] in, 38 [43.25, 51, 56] cm
Finished size: 12 [14, 16, 18] in, 30.5 [35.5, 40.5, 45.75] cm

Not sure which size to make? Check my handy size and measuring guide!


Skills Required

Crochet Provisional cast-on
Garter Mattress Stitch
Grafting Garter Stitch
Blocking a Hand Knit Hat



K: knit
st(s): stitch(es)
RS: right side
WS: wrong side

How To

Using waste yarn and Provisional cast-on method, cast on 18 [22, 26, 30] sts.

Change to main yarn and work Garter Stitch (knit every stitch) until work measures approximately 12 [14, 16, 18] in/30.5 [35.5, 40.5, 45.75] cm



Carefully remove provisional cast-on stitch by stitch, transferring live stitches to 2nd needle.

When preparing 2 sets of live stitches for garter stitch grafting, you want to ensure that both sets of stitches are in the right position. With right sides facing and wrong sides together (ready to graft) the front set should be ridge high (bumps to the needle) and the rear set ridge low (‘V’s to the needle).

Grafting Garter Stitch is different to Stocking Stitch – with this method what you do on the front needle you also do on the back needle.

Graft all stitches from top to bottom as shown in the illustrated tutorial on the next page.

Weave in all ends.

At this point, you can finish the top of the Hat in any way you choose!

Fold Hat in half and seam right across for a square top. Alternatively, place a slip stitch in the middle to mark the centre, then bring the point of each opposite edge to the centre. Fold each section then slip stitch across to create a 4 point finish.

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