Red Heart Reflective Night Shine Hat

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by Laura Bain, Red Heart

Red Heart Reflective Night Shine Hat

A hat that reflects the light of a camera and aids in nighttime visibility. Create it in your favorite colors!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 24 sts and 14 rows (4 inch) in 2x2 Rib stitch to knit a hat that measures approximately 18 (20) inch in circumference. Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. Save time, check your gauge. If the needles listed under supplies do not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special Abbreviations and Stitches: K2tog/P2tog = Knit or Purl 2 sts together (decrease) 2x2 Rib = Row 1 (Right Side): K2, P2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Knit the knit sts, and purl the purl sts. Repeat rows 1-2.
  • 2
    With Grey, cast on 72 (80) sts. Row 1 (Right Side): Work in 2x2 Rib stitch. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Work in 2x2 Rib stitch. Row 3 (Right Side): Change to Neon Green and work in 2x2 Rib stitch. Row 4 (Wrong Side): Work in 2x2 Rib stitch. Continue working in 2x2 Rib and alternating stripe pattern, Rows 1-4, until Hat measures 7-1/2 (8) inch from cast-on edge.
  • 3
    Shape Crown: Row 1 (Right Side) decease row: *K2, p2, k2tog, p2*. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 ? 65 (72) sts. Row 2 (Wrong Side): *P2, k2, p1, k2*. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 3 (Right Side) decrease row: *K2tog, p2, k1, p2*. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2tog – 55 (61) sts. Row 4 (Wrong Side): *P1, k2*. Repeat from * to last st, p1. Row 5 (Right Side) decrease row: *K1, p2tog*. Repeat from * to last st, k1 – 37 (41) sts. Row 6 (Wrong Side) decrease: K2tog across row to last st, k1 – 19 (21) sts. Cut yarn leaving a tail 18 inch. With yarn needle, draw tail through remaining sts twice and pull tightly.
  • 4
    Finishing: Using yarn needle and mattress st, match seams lining up stripes carefully, sew seam together. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Reflective Yarn Grey 104798076
  • Red Heart Reflective Yarn Neon Green 104798081
  • Susan Bates Knitting Needles Silvalume 5.5 mm 9 US 104236243
  • Yarn Needle
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