How To: Knit a Color Graded Hat

Knit a Color Graded Hat

This is a fun project and a good way to use up small amounts of yarn. Just follow the easy steps below for knitting a color-graded hat.

How to Knit a Color Graded Hat

  1. Cast on the number of stitches you need for your hat on a circular needle using Color A.
  2. Knit for 10 rows for a rolled edge or k2p2 for a ribbed edge with Color A.
  3. Knit 1 row Color B.
  4. Knit 1 row Color A.
  5. Knit 2 rows Color B.
  6. Knit 1 row Color A.
  7. Knit 3 rows Color B.
  8. Continue in this manor always knitting one row of Color A, while adding one row of Color B as you continue up the hat.
  9. When you get to the last few rows of the hat end with Color A to match the bottom.
  10. Sew a button or a pom pom or tassel on the top or just leave it plain.

Tip

  • Be sure to remember to do your decreases as called for.
Watch this video for a video explanation of the color graded hat.

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