Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cool Knit Hat {Glow in the Dark Version}

I did this hat for Emily's b-day earlier in month. She is and has been the runner of the family and is committed to continue during the colder winter months. She's already run a Halloween 5K, with a Santa 5K and a midnight run on New Years Eve coming up. Go, Em! Can't wait to see pics of you in the Santa getup.

Yarn Materials:
Bernat® Satin -- Snow and Maitai.
Bernat® Glow in the Dark Yarn --light pink (Yes, you read that right--glow in the dark!!)

Of course, it is now discontinued and I should have bought more of it last year when I found it, but oh well.... You don't always know what you are going to love. If I had had more of it and in white I would have used it for my son's SK8TR hat. That would've been AWESOME to have glowing skulls on his hat. DRATS!!!

This is the basic knit hat pattern that I have been using for years. I tried to find the pattern directly online--as I know it came from a knitting pattern book. However, I couldn't find the source. One thing I just love about this pattern is that you can adjust the stripes to accomodate a number of different designs. I also think this is a great pattern to use up your scrap yarn--just make a funky striped hat.

Cool Knit Hat

Finished hat circumference 20” and 9” long from edge to top.

Size 8 – 16” circular needles
Size 8 double-pointed needles
Lion Brand Wool-Ease (or similar)

Cast on 84 sts.

Join and work 4 rnds in k1, p1 rib.

Body of Hat:
Knit 10 rnds. Work 24 rnds in stripe pattern ( Rnds 1-4 in one color and 5-10 in another…repeat)
***This is 34 rows of total knitting for the body of the hat that you can adjust in any stripe format you would like. This is a great pattern to use up your extra yarns.

Shape crown, working decs as follows, changing to dpns when necessary.
Rnd 1: *k2tog, k4; rep from * -70 sts.
Rnd 2, 4, 6, 8 knit
Rnd 3: *k2tog, k3; rep from * -56 sts.
*Start using Dpns at Round 5
Rnd 5: *k2tog, k2; rep from * -42 sts.
Rnd 7: *k2tog, k1; rep from * -28 sts.
Rnd 9: *k2tog; rep from * -14 sts.
Rnd 10: k2tog 7 times -7 sts.

Cut yarn. With tapestry needle, run tail through remaining 7 stitches and fasten off. Weave in ends.


  1. Ive never heard of glow in the dark yarn. Thats so cool!

  2. I've seen the glow in the dark yarn, it's usually out around Halloween here. I have never used circular needles, and they frighten me!

  3. Circular needles are SOOOOO easy! Really they are.

  4. I wore it last night on my frigid run, kept me nice and toasty! Thanks Again!

  5. Oh SNAP! I'm drooling! I LOOOOOVE EVERY thing glow-in-the-dark! Em, you're SOOOOO lucky!!!!

  6. I've got one more hat made--I'll send it your way. I've already tried it out on my walk and it definitely works.

  7. Love the hat pattern. I too loved the glow in the dark yarn. It really glowed. Sad to learn it was discontinued.
    I still have to send Advent calendar stuff to VA. I'm late.
    Nancy in IN



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