THE YEAR OF THE RAT – OUR HAT PATTERN
2020 is the Chinese Year of the Rat. This signals prosperity and a touch of hard-work too. To mark this special occasion, we’ve created a FREE hat pattern, for our loyal and lovely customers. You’re welcome!
This is an add-on to the rat crochet toy pattern that some of you may be familiar with. It’s great fun for kids of all ages, although this is specifically designed for children aged six months to two years’ old.
It won’t take much of your time either, roughly an hour and a half.
Feel free to customise it as you see fit. A pom-pom is always a fun addition!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- An 8mm circular needle, or 4x 8mm DPNS
- Chunky or bulky yarn (we recommend one Skein of Big Merino Chunky)
- Pom Pom Maker
- Tapestry needle
Co- Cast On
Bo - Bind off
K - Knit
P - Purl
K2tog - Knit two stitches together
1- Cable 1*1 cast on 40 sts Knit in round, place marker
2- 1*1 rib 9 rounds
3- Knit 9 rounds
4- (K6, k2tog)*, repeat 4 more times. (35 stitches left)
5- (K5, k2tog)*, repeat 4 more times. (30 stitches left)
6- (K4, k2tog)*, repeat 4 more times. (25 stitches left)
7- (K3, k2tog)*, repeat 4 more times. (20 stitches left)
8- (K2, k2tog)*, repeat 4 more times. (15 stitches left)
9- (K1, k2tog)*, repeat 4 more times. (10 stitches left)
10- k2tog 5 times (5 stitches left)
11- K2tog (3 stitches left)
12- Use tapestry needle to sew in the end through the loop of the last 3 Sts
13- Weave in ends.
Now you’re nearing the end, this would be the right time to add in the pom-pom if you chose to do so. We recommend sewing on two pom poms to bring some character to your beanie.
For first-time pom-pomers (as we like to call you!), check out our quick
tutorial here, to teach you everything you need to know.
Wishing you good fortune
Before we cast off, we want to take the opportunity to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Be sure to share pictures of your little ones in rat hats, we love seeing them and will share as many as we can on our social page @QingFibre.