PussyHat

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Made with 2 skeins of Lily Sugar & Cream 2.5 oz/70.9 g, 120 yds/109 m, color: Hot Pink.

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Made with 2 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA Super bulky:6, 4 oz/113 g, 64 yd/59m, color Phoenix Azalea.

Seamless Top-Down PussyHat

static1-squarespace-comShow your solidarity with the Women’s March and the issues it represents by wearing a PussyHat.

This is a seamless, top-down version of the PussyHat which uses the Turkish cast-on method and either the Magic Loop method or the two circular needle method for knitting in the round. (Modifications of the pattern for use with bulky:5 and super bulky:6 weight yarn are given in italics.)  YouTube has many how-to videos showing how to do the Turkish cast-on, the Magic Loop method and the two circular needles method.

Materials:

  • 1 skein pink knitting worsted (medium:4), color PINK! (or 2 skeins bulky:5 or super bulky:6 weight yarn)
  • For the Magic Loop method you will need a size US8 (5.0 mm) (for bulky, US10 (6.0 mm) and for super bulky yarn, US11(8.0 mm)) 32-inch circular needle  or longer to do the first part of the hat.
  • For the two needle method you will need two size US8 (5.0 mm) (for bulky, US 10(6.0 mm) and for super bulky yarn, US11 (8.0 mm)) circular needle 16 to 24 inches long.
  • 1 row marker

Cast on:  Using the Turkish cast-on method, cast on 46 wraps, which will equal 92 stitches (for bulky:5, 32 wraps, will equal 64 stitches and for super bulky:6, 28 wraps, will equal 56 stitches).
1. Working in the round, knit every row until work measures 4-1/4 inches. (Note that whichever method you use, by the time you have knitted 2-3 inches, you should be able to knit all your stitches off onto one 16-inch long circular needle and knit in the round as you would any other hat.)
2. Work K2, P2 ribbing for 4-1/4 inches.
3. Bind off loosely, binding off knit stitches knitwise and purl stitches purlwise.
4. Wear with pride.

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Turkish Cast On using two circular knitting needles (the 16-inch and a 32-inch). Arrows show direction of work.

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Turkish Cast On using Magic Loop method on one 32- inch circular knitting needle. Arrows show direction of work.

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The Turkish Cast On makes it seamless across the top.

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Knitting in the round makes the sides seamless. Arrows show direction of work.

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Work is now long enough to go off the long Magic Loop needle and onto one 16-inch circular needle. Arrows show direction of work.  Sides and top are seamless

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The “kitty ears” are now evident.

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Totally seamless,