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How to Make a Toboggan Hat

You CAN Make a Toboggan Hat in 5 Easy Steps. We'll Tell You How To

Step up on fashion and take it a notch up by adding the toboggan hat to your outfit. Relax, you don't have to spend big money on this fashion accessory, you can just make one for yourself! That's right! This article teaches you how to do it easily and fashionably.
Fashionhance Staff
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2018
Fashion stylists and experts absolutely swear by this: a crisp white shirt, a stylish suede black/brown jacket, blue washed-down denims, mid calf boots, and a designer scarf to get the complete high-on-fashion look. You can never go wrong with it. You don't mind following the band wagon but wish to be a class apart too? Do it with a toboggan hat. Flaunt it either with semi-formals at a brunch during the day, or rock it at a concert on a chilly night. Not just limited to being a pretty accessory, it can save you from a bad hair day too.

You don't have to 'buy' one, when it can be oh-so-simple to make one. This article guides you through all the steps that will help you make a toboggan hat, right from the materials you would need to buy, to the way you can wear it neatly. The process is easy, quick, and fun, too.

Knitting abbreviations used in this article:
Cast On - CO
Double-Pointed Needle(s) - dpn
Knit - K
Knit Two Together - k2tog
Repeat - rep
Stitch(es) - st(s)

Required Materials
  • Double-Pointed Needles
  • Darning Needles
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
Step#1: The first step depends on two conditions: one, the thickness of the yarn and, two, the size of the person's head, whom you are knitting the hat for. Based on these, the needle size should be decided, which is simple, bigger the head or thicker the yarn, bigger the needles. The standard size is U.S. 7 or 8. If knitting for an adult, you can use these to easily work with wool yarns. For a kid's hat, size U.S. 5 is the best.

Step#2: Now, choose the appropriate kind of yarn. Depending on the wearer's choice, you can select from a variety of natural fibers with pleasing colors, warm wool in soft colors, or even silk.

Step#3: In this step, use dpn to CO 48 sts in case of a child's hat and 60 sts in case of an adult. Divide the stitches between three of the four knitting needles. Ensure all the loops are on the top and there are no twists in the thread. If you find one, try to get rid of it as soon as possible, or else it might persist throughout your knitting session, and you might have to restart.

Step#4: In this step you start ribbing. For an adult's hat, the first 4'' must be ribbed and for a child's hat, the first 3'' must be ribbed. Work on the three sts by knitting and purling them until you have the proper amount of ribbing ready. Later, K until the final length of the hat reaches 9'' (adult) and 6'' (child).

Now add a Row Marker, and knit the next row like this: k2, k2tog. K the next row.
rep until you are left with 8 to 10 sts.
Immediately, cut a length of yarn measuring 10 inches.
Thread it with your needle by the remaining sts twice. And tie off.

Step#5: This is where you will give the finishing touches your hat. Neatly weave in the ends of the yarn at the top and bottom of the hat and here, your hat's ready to be worn. You are free to add a colorful, cute pom-pom at the top for some show or added attraction.

Note: As soon as you reach the end of the stitches on your double-pointed needles, knit one or two extra stitch(es) before you switch over to the empty needle. This will make the knitting look balanced and even.

There you have it, an extremely easy way to knit a toboggan hat. Try one for yourself, and if you find you are good at it, make a few for your loved ones as well, and surprise them.