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Allegro Aran & Nubbles

Nubbles Hat (Adult & Child Sizes)

Adapted from Knit Hat with Nubbles & Iceland designed by Yuke Hong

Description:  Nubbles is a highly textured, 90% wool yarn that lends itself to many combinations.  This hat uses Nubbles paired with Allegro Aran for a warm, cozy hat that stands out. 

Level:  Easy (knitting and purling in the round, alternating two yarns, basic decreasing)

Size:  Child ~16" (Adult ~20")

Instructions are written for child size with adult size in parentheses.


  • 1 skein of Crystal Palace Allegro Aran (shown in 9003 "Charcoal")
  • 1 ball of Crystal Palace Nubbles (shown in 412 "Granite")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles 16 " circular in US size 9 (for Allegro Aran) and 10.5 (for Nubbles), or size needed for gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  4 sts= 1" with Allegro Aran over St st & 3 sts = 1" with Nubbles over rev St st

Abbreviations:  CO- cast on; k- knit; k2tog- knit 2 sts together; p- purl; p2tog- purl 2 sts together; rev St st- reverse Stockinette stitch (purl every round); rnd- round; St st- Stockinette Stitch (knit every round); st(s)- stitches



With Allegro Aran and smaller needles, CO 64 (80 sts).  Knit 18 rows in St st. 


With Nubbles and larger needles, work the following rnd once:  (P2, p2tog) to end of rnd.   [48 (60)] sts

Continuing with Nubbles, work even in rev St st (purling every rnd) to desired width or to end of ball.


With Allegro Aran and smaller needles, work following rnd once:  (K2, kfb) to end of rnd.  [64 (80) sts]

Knit one rnd even.


Begin Crown Decrease (with Allegro Aran):

Note: Switch to double-pointed needles when crown becomes too narrow for circulars.

Dec Rnd 1:  K6(8), k2tog) to end of rnd.  [56 (72) sts]

Dec Rnd 2:  K5(7), k2tog) to end of rnd.  [48 (64) sts]

Dec Rnd 3:  K4(6), k2tog) to end of rnd.  [40 (56) sts]

Dec Rnd 4:  K3(5), k2tog) to end of rnd.  [32 (48) sts]

Dec Rnd 5:  K2(4), k2tog) to end of rnd.  [24 (40) sts]

Dec Rnd 6:  K1(3), k2tog) to end of rnd.  [16 (32) sts]

Dec Rnd 7:  K0(2), k2tog) to end of rnd.  [8 (24) sts]

Adult Size Only:

Dec Rnd 8:   K1 (k2tog) to end of rnd.  [16 sts]

Dec Rnd 9:  (K2tog) to end of rnd.  [8 sts}

Both Sizes:

Next Rnd:  (K2tog) to end of rnd.  [4 sts]



Transfer rem 4 sts to one dpn and work I-Cord for 2". Cut yarn, draw through sts and fasten off. 


Finish by weaving in all loose yarn ends.


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July 2016

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