Break out of boring with this deceptively simple Hat. Rows of bricks stack up in a textural stitch pattern that allows you you the choice of using solid or variegated yarn for a range of effects. Since it also lends itself to easy adaptation for a different gauge, Arkanoid is an ideal stash buster.
Instructions for a generous six sizes are provided, with notes on knitting a less slouchy version, as well as tutorials for the crochet provisional cast-on and joining live stitches.
127 (154, 188, 226, 268, 313) yd/116 (141, 173, 207, 245, 286) m
53yd/49m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
4Ply or fingering weight, plied yarn.
Needles & Notions
Set 2.75mm/UK12/US2 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
2.75mm crochet hook
3yd/3m waste yarn
Stitch marker as necessary
26 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over St.St.
To fit sizes: 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) in/ 35.5 (40.75, 45.75, 51, 56, 61) cm
Finished size: 11.75 (13.5, 15.25, 17, 18.75, 20.25) in/ 30 (34.5, 38.75, 43.25, 47.5, 51.5) cm
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, provisional cast-on, joining live sts
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Crochet provisional cast-on & Joining live sts