Yarn: Double Stranded worsted weight yarn or bulky yarn
Needles: US size 10 DPNs
US size 10 16′ circulars
Ear Flaps: Make 2
Cast on 3 sts
2. Sl1, M1, K1, M1, K1 (5 sts)
3. Sl1, P to end
4. Sl1, M1, K3, M1, K1 (7 sts)
5. Sl1, P to end
6. Sl1, M1, K5, M1, K1 (9 sts)
7. Sl1, P to end
8. Sl1, M1, K7, M1, K1 (11 sts)
9. Sl1, P to end
10. Sl1, M1, K9, M1, K1 (13 sts)
11. Sl1, P to end
12. Sl1, M1, K11, M1, K1 (15 sts)
13. Sl1, P to end
14. Sl1, M1, K13, M1, K1 (17 sts)
15. Sl1, P to end
16. Sl1, K to end
17. Sl1, P to end
After completing the 2nd ear flap, knit across the 17 sts using the circular needle.
Cast on 18 sts using backwards loop, knit across second ear flap, cast on 13 using the backwards loop, join in round.
Work in stockinette stitch (knit every round) until the hat measures 8 inches from bottom of ear flap then begin decrease:
1. *K9, K2tog* Repeat until 10 sts remain, K to end
3. *K8, K2tog*
5. *K7, K2tog*
7. *K6, K2tog*
9. *K5, K2tog*
11. *K4, K2tog*
13. *K3, K2tog*
15. *K2, K2tog*
19. Draw yarn through the loops and weave ends in.
Folding the hat in half so that the ear flaps are line up on top of each other, use a strand of contrasting yarn and a tapestry needle to mark center line for help with placement of the mohawk. This will help to make sure that you place the mohawk on straight.
I used Lamb’s Pride Bulky for the “mohawk” of my hats…. and acrylic worsted for the base.
You will need approimately 100, 8 inch strands of whatever you will be using for the mohawk. A very easy way to do this is to find a peice of cardboard that is 4 inches, and wrap the yarn around it, and cut it on one end. This ensures your strands are about the same size.
There is a definate front and back of this hat. The front is the
that you cast on 18 sts, as opposed to 13 in the beginning.
Starting in the front, about 2 inches up, using the contrasting yarn guide attach 2 peices of yarn, using a crochet hook to the hat. You can put the crochet needle in between the stitches on the right side of the hat, grab the 2 strands of yarn in the middle of the strands, pull a loop up, and draw the ends through. (Similarly to the way you would put tassels on a scarf) This leaves you with 4, 4inch strands for this spot. Repeat directly to the left and right of one you attached in the middle. Continue doing this as you work towards the back. I put them in about every 2 rows to give a full mohawk. Once complete, throw into the washer for the mohawk to felt. Once complete, you can separate the strands and mold the mohawk to look as you wish. I also used the Lamb’s Pride Bulky to do a simple single crochet border, and strands for the ear flaps.
I hope to post photos of the steps soon. I hope you enjoy this pattern!