How to Knit a Box Stitch Knit Hat with Pompom – Great for team colors, too (CC)

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How to Knit a Box Stitch Knit Hat with Pompom – Great for team colors, too (CC)

– Let’s knit the Box Stitch Knit Hat by yarnspirations.com Make it in a beautiful faux fir pompom or make your own solid or two color This one would be great in teen colors (upbeat jazz piano music) Welcome back to another Yarnspirations tutorial I’m your host Kristen Mangus of GoodKnit Kisses Let’s get started! To download your pattern, click on the link in the description below and you will also find information on what yarn you need and what tools as well If you’re working with a knitting loom, we’ll have all that as well on the blog In today’s tutorial, you’ll need a super bulky #6 weight yarn We’re using Bernat Beyond in color cream For contrast B, we’re using color slate You can also make your own pompom, or use Bernat Pompom Faux Fur in color gray lynx Today’s pattern is a simple hat This is an easy pattern you could make for a child size or adult We’re working with Bernat Beyond Yarn which is a super bulky yarn We’re working it a flat panel back and forth and you can work this on needles or on a knitting loom All that you’ll need for that is down in the description below We’re gonna talk about the tools you need You’re going to need either a straight or circular needle, it can be fixed or mine’s interchangeable I’m working with a US size 10.5 or 6.5 millimeter and a US 11 or 8 millimeter knitting needles and this is my little key that helps me change those cables out I’ve got a stitch marker, you can mark the right side with if you’d like You’re also going to need a measuring tool, okay? So we need that tape measure, and then you can make your pompom along with me and we’ll make a little speckled pompom or you can get a faux fur one such as this one This is Bernat Faux Fur Pompom in color gray lynx And it is really soft and supple, I really like it Okay, so grab your tools and I’ll meet you back up We’ll start working on your hat Alright, we’re gonna cast on our stitches and if you haven’t done it before I’ll do the first couple slower Put on any stitch, any cast on that you like I pulled out about a yard and a half, and put my slip knot on And I’m gonna put my needle through where the tail part is in the front or towards me, and the ball part is in the back I’m going to clasp it here with my three fingers, and then spread it with my first finger and my thumb Pull back, this is the slingshot or long tail cast on method We’re gonna scoop up to the thumb area, down through the finger area, down through the thumb, let it go and then pull that where it’s nice and snug but not falling off and not too tight Alright, we’re gonna do it again Scoop it up, go down, and down again and tighten that up Now this yarn does have multiple strands in it so you wanna make sure and get all the pieces in there Okay, so these are individual stitches here and then you can see the small strands in between So we’re gonna make sure and know that your stitch is down below and to grab all these when you work with it Alright, so this is what we’re gonna do, we’re gonna keep going To make the child size, you’re gonna cast on 47 stitches and for the adult, cast on 51 I’m going to cast on for the adult size and I’ll give notes for both of them as we go along Be sure and print out your directions and pattern, put ’em next to you and have something to mark off when you work through it Alright, pause your video and we’ll see you soon Alright now that you cast on, I wanna go through some of what we’re going to work on today This is our abbreviations part of our pattern and we’re gonna be covering obviously the knit stitch and we will be purling but we’re going to actually be purling through the back loop So P1tbl is purl next stitch through back loop We will also be knitting the next stitch through the back loop, this is a twisted stitch If you are working on the knitting loom, that is an e-wrap stitch and when we were on the wrong side, that purl through the back loop is a knit through the back loop so you will actually be doing an e-wrap stitch on that For all the needles, what you need to know is we’re gonna be working knit two together through the back loop and that will twist your stitch up We’ll be working that on the needles You’ll also be knitting three together, and the rest of it you should already know how to do We are working with a right side and a wrong side of the fabric What the wrong side means is we are doing the opposite stitch so that the right side or front side looks the way it’s intended Alright so let’s move down here Again this is to fit child size 6/10 years and then in the parentheses in the sort of yellow color right here that’s the adult size So you wanna pay careful attention to where these are, I’m gonna go through how it looks in the pattern when we get to that particular spot So we just casted on A in our cream color, 47 stitches for the child size

and 51 stitches for the adult We’re gonna work the first row, which is the right side So I have put on a stitch marker here to note which is the right side and we’re gonna be knitting one and then we will purl and then make that twisted stitch, that knit one through the back loop and we’ll just continue working back and forth between these two Let’s do that right now Alright, to work a regular knit stitch we just insert through that first stitch, take our yarn, our working yarn and wrap around and knit that and then let this old stitch fall off So you’ve done the first part of this pattern, you’re not gonna be making a regular knit stitch the rest of this row We’re going to put it in place as if to purl so put that yarn forward, purl the next stitch, okay So if you don’t know how to do that, we’re going to the front of the leg of that stitch, wrapping around for a yarn over, and then pushing that loop on through, okay? And then let that old stitch fall off Now we wanna put the yarn to the back so go in between those needles And then we were going to work with the back of this stitch here so instead of inserting through the front for a regular knit stitch we’re going to insert through the back here Now you may not always need to twist it, I’m just showing it this way on camera so you’re gonna be sticking it right in the back like that and then yarning over and pulling it through just as you would a regular knit stitch Okay, so we’re just gonna alternate between the purl and knit through the back loop so yarn goes in the back here And continue knitting through the back loop and purling all the way across until we get to the last stitch, and the last two stitches are purl one and then knit one So the first and the last stitch are the only ones with a regular knit stitch I’ll meet you at the end of this row, see you soon Okay, we’re on the last stitch We’re just going to knit that stitch as you normally would, not in the back loop and then we’re going to turn it over and work on the wrong side Now the second row, so the even rows are all wrong side rows We’re going to purl this first stitch so that it’s the opposite of what’s here So we’re gonna go here and purl the stitch so it looks just like on the right side what it already is, and then we want to knit this next stitch so put your yarn to the back and knit just a regular knit and then the next one is purl through the back loop so you will be putting your yarn forward to purl except instead of going through the front, we’re gonna go into the back loop The difference is what you wanna have to do is actually move your needles back this way and work through the back loop from this direction, okay? So through this loop here and then yarn over You have to move your yarn forward or it doesn’t work right So then we push that back, and that twisted that stitch on the opposite side so you’ll see that’s twisted on the back end and it matches the knit through the back loop If you were loop knitting, you only need to e-wrap this stitch and then you purl where it is to knit So that is the difference So on the needles you’re going to alternate now between knit and purl through the back loop With that yarn forward, go to the back here, move it forward Okay? Let’s see that knit stitch again Knit, purl through the back loop, move your yarn to the front Insert in through the back of this loop from this direction Yarn over putting that yarn between those two needles and push that loop all the way through to the back, let that old loop come off Make sure and move your yarn to the back in order to work that next stitch or you’ll be increasing and accidentally yarning over on that needle Alright, continue all the way until the end The last stitch will be purl as a regular purl stitch so I’ll meet you back up on that last stitch and give you more direction, see you soon Alright, we’re on our last stitch and we’re just going to purl as usual and then flip that on over and we’re going to knit until we have 1 1/2 inches for a child size and two inches for the adult size We’re going to end on our right side row and make an increase I’ll see you when you get to that point Alright, so I have completed a right side row and measured the length that I need 1 1/2 inches for the child or two inches which is what I have for the adult size So you can see my yarn has ended here We’re going to turn it over and make your increase round Let’s look at the pattern, okay this is at the bottom here after the instructions for the ribbing And it says repeat last two rows of ribbing for

1 1/2 inches or two inches of the adult, ending on a right side row and increase one for the child or three for the adult evenly across last row, and you’ll end up with 48 stitches or 54 for the adult So again I’m gonna do the adult So obviously you can increase one for the child, and so the first one of my three that I have to do for the adult is exactly how you do it for the child so let’s do that first one here Okay, so I’m going to work on my first stitch and because I’m on the wrong side, we’re gonna be using that last row, that instruction that you wanted for the, I’m sorry the second row instruction so we’re going to purl that stitch there, and then we need to knit the stitch here Okay, so this is a knit stitch Now we will knit the stitch and instead of pulling all the way off the stitch, leave this one on, turn your needle towards the back and insert it through that back loop there, and then knit that stitch, and then let that drop off And that is your increase, it’s a knit front and back of the stitch and that will increase one For your child size, that’s enough Count over 16 for your adult hat and let’s continue going so you can see how to work it So let’s do to match the ribbing we’re gonna go ahead and purl here And then we’re going to knit, actually let me go back Let me show you how to frog here (laughs), so put your needle in here and go back into this old stitch and drop that off, I needed to purl in the back of that loop Alright, so go ahead and put your yarn to the back and we put our needle in here and purl in the back of the loop and now we knit So that was one, this is two, three, four, pause your video and I’ll meet you after you’ve got 16 stitches, see you soon 14, 15, okay and now we’re at 16 So I’m gonna add, I’m gonna knit stitch column here and if you’re one over and you’re on a purl stitch just go one more and you can be on a knit column, that’s really where we wanna be We’re gonna go to a knit column and we want to work that stitch just as we did the very first one, this is our second increase for the adult size Knit in the front and the back of that loop to make your increase We’ll do that one more time, go ahead and work 16 more stitches and I’ll meet you back up and we’ll get that last one done and I’ll do it in a little slower fashion, see you soon Okay, so I’ve worked 16 more stitches and I’m going to knit in the front and the back so to knit in the front and the back we just insert our needle as if to knit, yarn over, pull that through to make that, don’t drop off from that left needle, twist it around to the back of that stitch here, the back of that loop, yarn over, pull it through, making a new loop and then drop that old one off your needle and continue working in pattern ’til the end So we’ll pause your video and meet you back up and we will work on changing color and starting the main body of the hat See you soon And I’m gonna look at our pattern here, going to zoom in over onto this row one and row two The first row one and two are for the brim, so we’ll move over here We’re gonna change to the larger needles and color B and proceed as follows So the first row is on the right side we’ll be knitting through the back of the loop which we’ve done before, and then we’re going to purl and then knit through the back loop again and we’re gonna repeat between these two parentheses four times, so you’re gonna end up having four purls and five knit through the back loop Then we will either knit seven for the child size or nine for the adult and repeat between the asterisk points so you’re gonna have a set of columns of ribs that will happen and then you’ll have the Garter Stitch rib that will happen when you actually put these row one and two together That’s actually what that ends up making So we’re setting it up with knit through the back loop, purl, knit through the back loop go back and forth four times, and then knit You will repeat that section, so let’s do that right now and before I go on if you are a loom knitter, again that knit through the back loop is just an e-wrap stitch so that’s pretty simple to do Let’s move on right now I’m on interchangeable needles so I’ve already taken my key here and switched that out of course and then I’ve got my new one here so if you haven’t seen switching that on a key yet, you just take your key,

and then you just put it on It’s just used to kind of hold that in place for you, okay, so you take off the old one and put on the new I’ve already switched it out off camera So I’ve got my old needle size on here If you’ve got a straight needle or another fixed needle, you just start working with it and load your stitches onto the other needle Alright, so we’re gonna grab our new yarn, cut the old, and I like to hold the two tails at the back so that it’s nice and the stitch is nice and tight, and we’re gonna insert through the back of this loop here, just as we did before We get a little bit tighter because those stitches again have the old gauge, the slightly smaller size, and then yarn over and knit that stitch And that’s all you do the change it and you’ll weave those tails in later and also when we come back to join up, you can tie a little loose knot in there Okay, so now we’re going to move our yarn to the front and purl and then yarn to the back and knit through the back loop and then we purl again And then knit through the back loop and again we continue this four times in those parentheses there, and after about four or five stitches you can drop these in the back And let’s go back here and I like to just make a loose tie here, just to keep that I don’t make a full knot, I just keep that nice and taut, that way it’s not too loose when I come back around and do that last stitch again on the next row Alright, so you continue working across I can actually come up here, let’s study these together If we look at our stitches closely, you can see this is a purl bump and this is a knit stitch If I pull it back, you can see that sort of V, and then there’s a knit stitch I’m sorry, that’s a purl and then we’ve got a purl over here so I’ve got one, two, three, I need one more purl bump in this repeat And it ends with a knit through the back loop And that finishes those parentheses section Oops, be sure and get all that yarn over Alright, so now we’re going to knit seven for the child or knit, oops, that stitch is sitting on there wrong, alright and then knit nine for the adult So you’re just going to continue all the way across, repeating that section until you get to the end of the row, pause your video and I’ll meet you back up to work on row two, see you soon! We are on the wrong side and I’m gonna get my notes out here and zoom in here We’ve got the second row, we’re going to knit seven for the child size and knit nine for the adult So we start that and then we’re going to purl through the back loop and then we’ll knit one and purl one through the back loop four times, and then we’ll repeat between those two asterisk points for the remainder of the row, so let’s work these first So go ahead and knit your seven on the child and knit nine on the adult and then I’ll show you how to purl one through the back loop Okay, we’re going to knit Again, I’m in the adult size We’re gonna knit nine for this one Four, five, six, pause as you need Seven, eight, nine Okay, now we’re going to purl through the back loop Put your yarn through to the front just as you normally would to purl and now we’re going to take our needles and put the tips towards you, bend them like this We’re going to insert our right needle into the back of this loop here This stitch here, insert it this way so instead of inserting through the front of the loop, we’re going all the way to the back and insert through the back of the loop And it’s gone from the opposite direction because if you don’t, it doesn’t twist it like it’s supposed to So then we’re gonna yarn over and push that on through and it comes out the back there And then pull it right off, and then put our yarn to the back and we’re going to knit And then put our yarn to the front again and purl through the back loop and then twist that stitch If you are working on a knitting loom, this will just be an e-wrap for you and the knit in between, because it’s on the wrong side, is actually going to be a purl for you So you’re just making a little ribbing section, a twisted ribbing section on your knitting loom Okay, put that yarn to the back and then we’re gonna knit again Now we’re working until we have the repeated

back and forth four times and we’ve got a purl through the back loop, we have that shown as purl through the back loop, knit one, purl through the back loop, and do that four times so it actually appears, the purl appears four times or five times actually, so we’re gonna see this is the first one, and then it starts repeating and you’re gonna end up having four after that first one, so we’ve got five across So if you need to count how many to keep up, we’re just going to go all the way to here, to the back, this will be my third one And then knit, go to the front and purl, which will be the fourth one Go to the back, knit, and go to the front again ’cause it ends with a purl through the back loop This’ll be the fifth one that I see So if you’re used to counting your purl bumps, looking closely, you can see that I have a purl bump here so I’ve got one, two, three, four, and five And now put our yarn to the back and I’m going to knit my nine stitches, or the seven for the child size So you’re just gonna repeat this set here all the way across until the end and I’ll meet you back up to give you the rest of the instructions, see you soon Okay, we’re at the end of our second row of this main pattern and now you can really tell where the color change was It shows a little bit here, really not at all here, but on the back what you see is this So you can see this ridge of the white showing through and that’s due to the color change but it is on this wrong side, okay? So this is what it’ll look like when you get done with that, that first full row one and row two You’re gonna make row one and two again on the third through the 10th row so you’re gonna repeat that four more times and you see this ridge that you’ve created here from making a knit row and then a knit row on the back here which makes one garter ridge, you’re gonna have five garter ridges as you go along so it’s gonna look more like this when we get done with this You’re gonna have a ridge one, two, three, four, and five along that and then we will move on to that next section which will put the cream back in it Continue working on that ’til you’ve repeated all the rows and we’ll see you soon We’ve now completed our contrast B and we’re gonna be working back with contrast A again which is the cream, and besides just changing the color, we’re gonna be shifting the pattern over and it changes significantly the way you read it, depending upon if you’re working with the child size or the adult size so let’s jump into the pattern here and I’ll show you Okay, we’re down at the bottom, okay, down bottom right here, still on page one We’re gonna change to A, color A and proceed as follows This is the 11th row, we’re on the right side row If you are on the child size only, you’re going to knit eight and then knit through the back loop and then purl one and knit through the back loop four times, one time So you only do that once And then you move to the asterisk section and work from there, okay, so then knit seven, and then knit through the back loop and then purl one, knit through the back loop four times And then you’ll repeat that asterisk all the way, back and forth across the entire row and you will be done There is no need to change up your number at the end on the adult size, that’s why it says zero, because it is exactly the number that you need that’s at the end, so all you need to do for the adult size is just work between this asterisk point here, okay? So for the child size, you’re going to knit eight, knit through the back loop, purl one, knit one, between those two four times, then move down to knit seven, work this, work these two four times, and then the last 15 stitches you’re gonna knit seven, and then work those as well again four times, knit through the back loop and purl one back and forth Alright, so let’s work on this section here together So I just gave you all those instructions and you’re like, Kristen, what is that? (laughs) We’re gonna do it, it’s just basically doing the opposite of what we’d done before So we’re on the right side and again I am starting on that asterisk section here so my hat is in adult size I’m going to work this first stitch here which is a knit nine for the adult So let’s lay our yarn, both of our tails at the back here And I wanna make sure that this is not too loose Work in that first stitch with my contrast A, and again I’m working nine here

So knit your number, pause your video as you need Five, six, seven, eight, nine, alright Now we’re going to knit through the back loop here and then we’re going to purl one, and then knit through the back loop And then repeat that again so we’re gonna do it four times And then the way that I remember it is I have purl loops showing four purls that I’d just do on this side here, so I count them as I go so I’ve got one, two, three, four, that’s the fourth time I do the purl and then that parentheses ends with knit through the back loop So I know that I have done one repeat of this section, I’ve done the four times within there And then now I’m going to start again where I knit seven again so I do a regular knit stitch not knit through the back loop, or I’m sorry, I don’t knit seven, I knit nine because I’m on the adult Okay, so now you have all the tools you need to complete the rest of this row If you need to rewind back to that section with the pattern and I explained a little bit, go ahead and do that, pause and rewind and all the controls are up to you We’ll see you soon after you finish this row Alright, that last stitch is knit through the back loop and again if you’re working with the knitting loom you’re going to want to make all e-wrap stitches where it says k1tbl Alright, so we’re gonna flip on to the wrong side We’re onto page two, and this is the 12th row and we’ll be working knit one, purl through the back loop just like we did before where you twist it and knit through that back loop from the opposite direction and we’re gonna repeat between those four times so make four sets of those and then you’re going to want a knit seven Now you do that one time for the child hat You’re gonna skip this section if you’re working with the adult hat, go straight onto the asterisked area So you’ll start with the purl one through the back loop and then work back and forth between knit one, purl to the back loop four times on the second time after that section for the child but that’s where you start for the adult hat Then you’ll knit nine for the adult hat or seven for the child and repeat between those asterisks Okay, so that’s for the child And then for the adult, you actually repeat to the end but on the child you wait until you got 17 stitches left and then you’re gonna work the rest of these directions here so again the zero in the parentheses section means that you will not cover that for that size, okay? And then you’re gonna repeat back and forth between the 11th and 12th rows four more times just like we did on that first section of the cream, we’re gonna be doing that again, or I’m sorry the first section with the slate color we’ll be doing that as well to make the same big block size So now you have all the information you need to complete this row, pause your video and go ahead and work that I’ve given you all the techniques that you need, you’ve got that all at your arsenal and I’ll see you in a few moments and explain the repeat at the end Okay, so you’re gonna work these two rows, 11 and 12, until you have the same that you did before So four repeats, you’re gonna see these on the right side you’re going to have these one, two, three, four, five ridges shown in the new color Okay, so when we meet back up we will be ending on that section and we’ll be starting with shaping the top of your hat Alright, pause your video and I’ll see you in a little while We’re ready to shape the top so we’ve made our brim, the main body of the hat, and we’re gonna start shaping We’ll just look at the pattern We’re on the second page right here Shape the top, we’re back on the right side with B, which is that slate color, we’ll knit through the back loop, purl, knit through the back loop four times, you’ve done that before Then we’re going to knit two for the child or three for the adult and we’re going to knit three together We’re making a decrease of two, okay, ’cause you’ll work three stitches down to one And then you’re going to knit two, or knit three if you’ve got an adult size here So we’re significantly going down, so we’re gonna repeat between the asterisk points and then that will put you with a new stitch count of 42 for the child or 48 for the adult So let’s go ahead and work through that and we’ll work through one repeat and then you’ll do that until the second row

Let’s see how that looks Alright, so we’re going to grab our yarn, our new yarn here, put it in the back with the old Hold it, and we’re gonna work in the back of this stitch, knit through the back loop here for the first one, then we’re gonna purl, knit through the back, you continue that four times, so pause your video as you need This is my second purl, third purl, fourth purl, sorry that’s my fourth purl here So we got one, two, three, four, and then I knit in the back of that loop Okay, and then we want to knit three for the adult size or two for the child, so one, two, three, okay So we’re ready to knit three together One, two, three, go into that third stitch and go through all three of them, okay? You see it go all three of those loops, and then knit them together You just work them like a regular knit stitch and they fall off, I like to kinda pull mine and make sure the stitches are nice and even And then we’re going to knit three for the adult, or two for the child So you can see where that has decreased here and then you got your three So you have three, a decrease, and three And now you’re gonna repeat that section again where you knit through the back of the loop creating that little ribbing section there and working your way across Pause your video and I’ll meet you back up for the next row And we’re going to work on the second row We’re going to knit five or knit seven for the adult, purl through the back loop, knit, purl through the back loop four times so repeating that section so you’re just reducing how much we used to do So it’s going to go in between those asterisks, and just to back up if you are loom knitting again these are e-wrap stitches and this is the right side row and when you get on the wrong side row, you are going to do the opposite So on the second row, for loom knitting only this will be purl this number and then you’ll be knitting through the back loop which is an e-wrap and then alternating between an e-wrap and a purl So you do the opposite on them So go ahead and we’ll work this row together, this first repeat, and then you’ll repeat that until the end of the row So this is knit seven for the adult One, two, three, four, whoops Four, five, six, seven, okay, and then purl through the back loop And then purl through the back loop Then knit And that’s three purl through the back loop, and knit And four purl through the back loop, knit, and five purl through the back loop So this is where you’re going to begin this next series here of the knit purl knit and repeat this section here until the end of row two So pause your video and I’ll meet you back up in a little bit when you’re ready for row three Get our pattern back out and we’re going to knit through the back loop and purl This is a right side row and we’re gonna work back and forth again the same four times and then we’re gonna change during that, it’s basically what’s happening is during the shaping sections, it’s shaping the area where there’s a Garter Stitch So we’re going to knit one or knit two if you’re on the adult, then knit the three together and then the knit one for the child size or two for the adult and you repeat between these asterisk points and you will have reduced it down to 36 stitches for the child or 42 for the adult So we were at 48, we’re starting at 48, we’re going down to 42 on the adult or 42 down to 36 for the child Let’s go ahead and work through one repeat of that now Start with knit through the back loop Whoops

Alright let’s work this, this is a mistake here Pick this up, pick this up There we go, alright fixed that mistake there Okay, so we’re going to purl our yarn in the front, purl that first stitch, and then we’re going to knit in the back of that loop Purl the next stitch so that’s the second purl, knit in the back loop, do the third purl, knit in the back of the loop, again pause your video as you need and purl Alright now we’re onto the Garter Stitch section of it, put our yarn to the back and do our next knit through the back loop, sorry almost forgot that one Okay, so we got one, two, three, four purl stitches and then now we’re going to knit I’m knitting two because I’m in the adult size or knit one if you’re the child Now we’re going to knit three together as we’ve done before and if your stitches are tight and you can’t get it all the way through, and get a lot of your needle through that very tip is all you need, so if you can only get it that far, let’s keep ’em right there and pulling it real tight and you can see my finger’s kinda pressing hard Gonna go ahead and yarn over right through where that tip is and then you’re gonna push it through Use your needle and push on that opposite needle to get it through and then just let that fall off, okay And then now we’re going to knit two for that adult or just one for the child and now we’re through that Garter Stitch section and then continue on so you’re gonna be repeating this section and then this decrease section here Alright, continue across and I’ll meet you back at the fourth row on the wrong side, see you soon We’re going to knit three for the child size, or knit five for the adult Then we’re going to purl knit, purl knit but the purls are through the back loop ’cause it is on the wrong side and we’ll do that four times and then repeat back over to this section here so this is not a decrease row, so the Garter Stitch is just smaller on the opposite row as you saw earlier on the second row here We didn’t have any decreases and on the right side row we do have the decreases So if you are on the knitting loom, it’s opposite So you are going to purl this number and then you will knit with an e-wrap stitch here and then do a purl So that’s the loom knitting instructions Alright, so I’m gonna show you again this first repeat on the needles So we’re going to knit five for the adult One, two, three, four, five, and then we’re going to purl through the back loop That’s one, two, three, four, alright, and one more And we should have five purls across, we got that, and now we want to start our next section So you’re gonna take that and repeat that across until the end of the row and I’ll meet you back up for the fifth row See you soon Okay, so we’re on the fifth row and on this particular row if you are on the child size, this is where you need to pay close attention to where the zero is shown So let’s look at the written pattern Okay, we’re down here and we’ve got knit one through the back of the loop, purl, knit one through the back of the loop, multiplied out times four, okay, so that’s normal And then we have knit zero for the child size or knit one for the adult, so you are gonna skip straight over if you’re the child size, straight over to this K3tog, so then knit three together and then that’s it, you work back and forth between the asterisks So you do this section here, that ribbing section, and then you do the knit three together For the adult size, you’ll do that ribbing section and then knit one, knit three together, knit one So you’ll end up with 30 stitches for child, 36 stitches for adult So let’s look at that right now Knit through the back of the loop, make that ribbing section, pause your video as you need Got two purls, I’m just counting how many purls I have

as I’ve been doing Got three purls And I’m on my fourth purl and that means I have one more knit through the back of the loop Okay, so if you’re the child size you’ll just go ahead and knit these three together But for the adult size knit one, then knit the three together Alright, and then I’m gonna knit one for the adult size or skip that if you’re the child size and then you’ve got that repeat to continue so you’re just gonna work that first ribbing section and then that small decrease section there and repeat that through the end of the row Pause your video and I’ll meet you back up for the next row If you are child size, okay, you’re going to skip just this next section here Okay, so you do have more to do on the next column so we’re gonna meet back up here for the adult so you will have to join us back up for the kid section, the child size where it says both sizes, okay? So continue across on the fifth row for the child and then jump to the next part of the video for that Alright, we’re on the adult size only, the sixth and seventh rows are just for that, so we’re on the wrong side We’re going to knit three and then do the twisted purl stitch four times here so we’ve got the purl in the back loop, knit, purl through the back loop, repeating between the asterisks across the row and I’ll show you that in a moment For the loom knitters, you’re going to knit three and then e-wrap, purl one, e-wrap, purl one, e-wrap, purl one, four times across Let’s go ahead and work one of these repeats here So we’re going to knit three and don’t forget we’re still on the twisted knit so we are gonna purl through that back loop there so make that ribbing section This is the second purl through the back loop Knit, purl, knit, the fourth knit, and the last purl through the back loop You got five there, and then work our knit three again and continue across the row, I’ll meet you back up for the seventh row Alright the seventh row, I think that you will be able to get this now, it is knit through the back loop again and then purl and making that ribbing section and repeat that over the time and then we’re gonna take these last three that we’ve been working with and knit them together so it’s going to be coming together where we’ve got the ribbing now is coming down to one stitch in the middle, okay? And then we’ve got the ribbing and it’s gonna come down to one stitch and the ribbing and come down to one stitch so you’re just gonna work that across and it’s the same on the loom as well but this is an e-wrap stitch when you knit through the back loop, so knit through the back loop, purl, knit through the back loop, purl, continue across You really can see that decrease now where it’s shaping We got our fourth purl stitch here And knit through the back loop to finish that ribbing out and then these are the three that you had knit before where you had the decreases and just gonna go ahead and put those all together so it takes the three down to the one Pretty tight in there, here we go, alright, and then just continue that repeat across and pause your video and I’ll meet you back up when you’re done You should have 30 stitches remaining on your needles when you’re done, see you soon Alright, so both sizes should now have 30 stitches and it should be significantly decreased here and we’re going to be working on the wrong side now

We will knit one and then purl through the back loop to the end of the row for this next row and on the wrong side for the knitting loom this will be a purl stitch and then an e-wrap so we’re just going to knit here on the needles, purl through the back loop and then repeat that across the row Continue doing that and pause your video, I’ll meet you back up when you’re ready for the row after that, see you soon Okay, so we are gonna work from 30 stitches down to 15 and we’re going to be knitting in the back of the loop but we’ll go through two stitches at a time so we will put our needle through the back just as we’d done before but with two stitches and work them together, so reducing it by half the amount of stitches that are on our needle So just work across the row and pause your video and I’ll meet you back up If you are knitting on the knitting loom you’re just going to e-wrap those two stitches together so you will be moving over everything on the loom You have to walk your stitches over just as you’ve been doing when you’ve been reducing, otherwise you have these long ladders in between and it’s not going to represent just as these needle ones did Alright, so continue working I will meet you back up in a little bit, see you soon Alright, alright, so there’s one more row We do need to go onto the next row which is a wrong side row We’re going to be purling across If you have a knitting loom, all you need to do is knit across so purl across here and then we will break our yarn and draw through all the loops If you know how to do a drawstring bind off, you can do that, a drawstring closure And you can use a tapestry needle, so go ahead and pause your video and get your tapestry needle ready after you’ve completed this row Again, purl the entire row across your needles and loom knit You want to knit across the row Okay, so I want to pull my yarn through here, make a nice long tail, okay And then we’re gonna cut it and now we put our tapestry needle in I want to go through all my stitches and I like to see this yarn that’s leading from here I like to go all the way around to this side, the opposite side here Use my needle to help me And we’ll just go right on through, picking up all these stitches with my needle Okay, and before I go on, this one’s a little loose here so I can take my needle here and kinda draw up these stitches and make that a little tighter there So it’s not such a elongated stitch so I like to go all the way through pulling it And we see how it’s making a nice rounded end here, that U-shape, pull it all the way up tight and then I like to go into that first stitch or two and complete that circle, okay And then now you can just go down and through to the back or inside So when you are finished pulling that tight, we are going to go up through the middle part here and we’re going to work out way down, seaming it from the top down Let’s turn it around and because our pattern changes back and forth, we’re gonna be grabbing it kind of different spots and I want to work with the yarn color that is in that section, so hopefully you have long enough yarn tails to be able to weave these in in the appropriate color area, but if not you can just sew it on and attach it So I’m gonna go down through here and grab one of these first stitches here that I can, this little bar in between the row will be a little further down here, let me just grab this one here and pull the yarn through, okay And then I’m gonna come to the other side and go down between this row here and come down to the next bar and pull that through, okay And then come back over here to this side and we’re going on one of these bumps here between the edge stitches here, alright, so we’re just gonna be picking up one of these ladders that are in between and come on over to this side over here and I’m gonna jump down beyond this part here,

this is one of the columns of knit stitches and we’re gonna be working towards the side here where these were the Garter Stitches so we’re gonna be working down this way So we’ll just pick this one up and then we come back onto this other side over here and pick up this purl bump stitch And we’re just working our way back and forth between one side of the seam and the other and picking these stitches up and because there’s so much change in the stitches here and we’re working with the same yarn, as long as you’re consistent, it’s going to resemble what the stitches are supposed to look like, so there’s a little bit of fudging available in here so I’m on the right here, I pull through this purl bump and now I’m gonna come over here and pull through this purl bump so this is gonna be very forgiving and I’m just gonna go, keep going alternating back and forth, I’ll continue, pause your video if you need to Okay, and I’ve got my other yarn that was here from the last color change I’m gonna go ahead and tie that in a knot in the back and then I can cut this off and let this go fall to the back and then I’m gonna start using this other yarn from where we did the color change before Okay, so now you can just jog on over to the other side and go in between this line here and because we have a column of knit stitches and we have not a column over here but just another ribbed section, we really can just go where these bars are here for the purl stitches, go back and forth between the purl stitches and then in between over here where the bars are between the ridges and the rows And then just zig zag back and forth just as we did on that last section Just continue going and pause your video and I’ll meet you back at the end of this section And then now I wanna change into the next color so we go back here, I’m gonna find the other color Let’s make this tail run to the back In fact I’ll slip it in on this side And then we’re just gonna tie a knot in the back, a square knot so it’s secure You can cut it off or you can weave it in later and we’re really just gonna be repeating just as we did on this cream section, the slate section will be used in its own tail And work to the opposite side because the knit columns are now on the right and the Garter Stitches are on the left, so you’re just gonna continue in this manner for this second color and we’ll meet back up at the end of this section because the next section is done differently So pause your video and we’ll see you in a moment Go ahead and put that on your tapestry needle and this is going to be different than the other sections in that we’re going to go into the sides of the stitches working back this way So I’m on the back side here so I’m gonna go up through this stitch here, alright So you’ve got these knit columns, right, and they have some V stitches that are facing this direction on both of them I want to go into the right column on this side, alright, so approach from the right and then come out towards the left and then I want to pick up the left side column of this row here So I’m gonna go from the same direction, okay, I’m not whipping around the stitch and I draw them up together and it’s going to put that stitch together to make a new V and now I’m gonna go back the other direction through the next stitch down, that little V here, and then come down from the last one I did here and go up and remember we’re going to the right side So we’re gonna go from the far side to the far side and then from the far side to the far side so we’re gonna go shoot all the way across here, okay, and then pick up the next one down And then all the way onto the other side of that knit stitch, pull that through and you can kinda pull it and see how it’s starting to make a new column here Alright, go down to the next stitch down

and over across, making sure they line up and just continue all the way down So it’s just gonna be a zig zag across and see how that’s becoming just like these other columns here Just continue weaving back and forth as we have been, pause your video and I’ll meet you back at the end of this column here I wanna just finish off that and close that gap so I can go through this stitch here on the very end that has two of them, go in there, and that can come back around and complete that little stitch here and then I can go through and to the back Alright, and then that draws that up and then on the inside, we can just weave in these tails and then you’ll be done with this hat So let’s make a pompom We’re gonna put a pompom on and you can use this faux fur pompom and then what you do is we’ll wanna cut this part off and then take your needle and then put it right inside here into the top and draw it through and then you have your pompom that stays on, isn’t that cute? So this is the faux fur pompom that’s already made, or we can make one to match and let’s make a two tone to match this hat Let’s grab one ball of each that is left of your slate and your gray, make a two tone speckled pompom We’re going to wind B around four fingers approximately 100 times according to the instructions, but we’re gonna make it two toned So we’re going to wind around 50 times with both strands, so I’m just gonna grab the two together okay, and we’ll just wind it around 50 times So let’s do that now See what we got, that’s one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, keep going, pause your video if you need to So we’re going to remove from the fingers and tie tightly in the center according to the instructions I like to keep ’em on there and weave through the part I’m gonna tie with, so I’m going to take this strand here and then pull it through Then now all I’ll need to do is clip here for the sides of the loops and then we just trim it up And then just trim, trim your ball into a pompom To place your pompom, you’re just going to thread through your tails on with your tapestry needle and go to the center of your hat and put that right in, pull it all the way tight Turn it inside out and then you can just go through a couple of stitches over here and then loop back through that hole and then I like to go through a couple more stitches on this side and then one more knot for good measure And tie it off, cut it off, and you have a cute hat with a pompom or you can switch it out and use the faux fur Either way, a very cute looking pompom I think this would be great for the upcoming sports season and make your favorite sport colors as well I hope you’ve enjoyed making your Box Stitch Knit Hat On behalf of Yarnspirations and GoodKnit Kisses, I’m your host Kristen wishing you happy knitting Bye-bye! (upbeat jazz piano music)