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Vancouver Hat

Modeled after the hats the commentators wore during the 2008 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, this hat is the perfect basic for any wardrobe.

** NOTE: Hat is knit inside out to minimize purl stitching. Once hat is finished, turn inside-out for the same look as pattern picture.

YARN  100 – 130 yards Lion Brand Wool Ease (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 197 yards/180 meters per 85 grams)

NEEDLES  US 8 / 5.0 mm 16" circular needle
US 8 / 5.0 mm double pointed needles

NOTIONS  One stitch marker
Darning needle for weaving in ends

GAUGE  18 sts x 24 rows = 4" in stockinette

SIZES  baby (toddler, child, adult) = 14 (16, 18, 20)” circumference, un-stretched.



In celebration of reaching the halfway point for my One Hundred Hats challenge, I wrote up this quick hat pattern. Here in Omaha, we refer to our city as “The Big O” and our city symbol is a giant red letter O. It was a no-brainer for me to turn this symbol into a pattern that could represent our city with pride!

MATERIALS: One skein Patons Classic Wool in white
Remnant of Patons Classic Wool in contrasting color (I've used red)
One set size US 8 / 5.00 mm bamboo 16” circular needles
One set size US 8 / 5.00 mm bamboo DPNs
Darning needle
four stitch markers, one in a contrasting color

GAUGE: 20 sts x 26 rows = 4” in stockinette

CO = cast on
K = knit
K2Tog = knit two stitches together
MC = main color
P = purl
PM = place marker
SC = secondary color
SSK = slip, slip, knit
STS = stitches


DIRECTIONS Using size 8 needles and MC, CO 84 sts.
Work in 2x2 ribbing for 2”.

Knit in stockinette stitch for five rows.

Work chart in the round one time.