If you are casting on for an Apple Pie hat (and I really think you should) here are a few tips and tricks to help. Get you Apple Pie pattern, worsted weight yarn, and let’s get started!
The Apple Pie hat is worked starting from the doubled brim to the crown. A provisional cast on allows you to join in the doubled over brim as you go, no seaming later!
First up work a provisional cast on. This cast on will be un-picked after the ribbing is complete to join the doubled over brim.
Once you have completed your ribbing, you will un-pick the provisional cast on, placing your stitches on a spare needle (size isn’t too important, anything the same size or smaller than your larger needle).
Once your stitches are on a spare needle you will fold the spare needle inside the hat. Your spare needle will be lined up with your live stitches (pictured below).
Next, take your larger needle and knit the first stitch from the front/outside needle, and the first stitch from the back/inside needle together.
Now that your doubled brim has been joined you can carry on!
Cabling Over Marker
If you haven’t cabled before check out our in-depth tutorial on cabling here. Here is how you cable over marker:
1. Place the last 2 sts of the round on your cable needle and hold in back of work
2. Remove marker
3. Knit 2 sts from left needle
4. Replace marker on right needle
5. Knit 2 sts from cable needle
Now you have cabled over marker. Tricky part is over! Carry on with the pattern, proceeding to decreases when your hat has reached the specified (or desired) length. Block your hat and wear it out on a blustery day!
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March 21, 2015 @ 4:47 pm
Hey I was just wondering if it would be possible to do this pattern with a bulky weight yarn on size 10 needles. Would I have to adjust it in any way? Do you recommend trying another pattern?
March 22, 2015 @ 11:37 pm
You could definitely do it. You would want to knit a smaller size, but I’d say give it a try, it’s just a hat
October 24, 2014 @ 9:47 pm
Hi there! I’m trying to decide on size adult M or L for this hat. My husband’s head is 22.5 inches…based on that, would you recommend knitting up size M or L? Or is it more about preference in snugness of fit?
November 4, 2014 @ 10:30 pm
I think its preference but I’d go with the M personally. That’s my 2 cents!
October 7, 2014 @ 6:41 am
gorgeous hat, and I adore double brims- my ears are super sensitive to the cold, so the extra layer really helps me keep them toasty.
October 6, 2014 @ 12:09 pm
This is by far one of the best and easier tutorials I have ever seen. Clear images – properly sized – excellent directives – when I have time, I will seriously consider this as a projects! Awesome!
October 4, 2014 @ 10:34 am
This hat had not caught my eye (yet) so am glad you highlighted it on you post…..am searching my stash now!
October 3, 2014 @ 12:42 pm
Your tutorials are top notch. Thank you,I just love your blog, especially the photo shoots. Such different countryside to Oz- a real treat!