Hasten Hat

a super fast project



Simple, fast and fun, the Hasten Hat makes a great quick knit for all levels of knitters. It is a low-stress project for beginning knitters who want to practice short rows, but it is still enjoyable for experienced knitters. The hat is knit in the round from the top down. The earflaps are created using short rows in garter stitch, while the top of the hat is worked in stockinette stitch. This is a great project for beginners! It includes a short row photo tutorial. Need a project you can knit in a hurry? Try the Hasten Hat.

baby (toddler, child, adult small, medium, large) 

Skein Yarn Pronto (100% Superwash Merino / 100 g skein) or other bulky weight yarn:  
Main Color (for the crown) : 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70) yards
Contrasting Color (for the earflaps) : 10 (12, 15, 20, 25, 30) yards

Circumference: 16, (17.5, 18.75, 20, 21.5, 23) inches

US 11 (8mm) and US 9 (5.5mm) 16-inch (40 cm) circular needles & DPNs for stockinette or size to obtain gauge

12 stitches & 16 rows = 4 inches in STOCKINETTE stitch on larger needles
14 stitches & 32 rows = 4 inches in GARTER stitch on smaller needles

stitch marker & tapestry needle

knitting in the round, short row knitting

adventurous beginner