Sprocket Hat by Megan Nodecker
The Sprocket Hat is an engaging way to combine yarns to knit a colourful stripey hat. Slipped stitches create the sprocket “teeth” colourwork, and are a fun and easy way to change colours while adding some interesting detail to the pattern. This is the perfect pattern for using with a five colour mini skein set, or to scrap bust those tiny bits of beautiful leftover yarns. Knit in the round from the brim to the crown and topped with a floofy pom pom, this fun hat will fly off your needles in no time. Available in sizes for the whole family.
Needles & Notions
US1 / 2.5 mm and US3 / 3.25 mm circular knitting needles in the appropriate cable length for your size and/or double pointed knitting needles, or size to obtain gauge, darning needle, pom pom (optional).
Yarn & Yardage
This pattern uses five 20 gram fingering weight mini skeins, which will be enough yarn to knit any size. Don’t feel limited by only mini skeins though, as this is a perfect scrap busting project. Each stripe on the sock uses approximately 5 grams of fingering weight yarn depending on size, with the brim and crown colours using slightly more.
These are the yarns I used for my hats, beginning with the colour on the brim and moving up:
Adult - Autumn and Indigo Classic Sock in Old World, Six and Seven Fiber Milo in Hogwarts: A History, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock in Antoinette, Hypothesis Yarns Smooth Sock in Plume, and Zen Yarn Garden Serenity
20 in 16 Candles.
Child - Midknit Cravings Yarn Lush in Wildflower, La Bien Amiee Merino Super Sock in Winter Garden, Midknit Cravings Yarn in Petal, Hue Loco Glitz Sock in Wanna Double?, and Hypothesis Yarns Smooth Sock in Olympe.
Five sizes including Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult S/M and Adult Large.
Adult model is wearing size Adult S/M with approximately 1” / 4 cm of negative ease. Six year old model is wearing size Child with approximately .5” / 2 cm of negative ease.