A Pineapple Hat reminds me of Carmen Miranda or Lucille Ball playing her (the Chiquita banana lady!) having fun or making a mess. Even some today would probably liken it to Spongebob. But really, this Pineapple Hat has been making me hungry for my favorite fruit ever since Kay Weiss and I have been working on this for the knitting loom. YUMMY! All samples and photos are made by Kay. The final pattern and charts are by me. Enjoy!- Kristen
by Kay Weiss & Kristen Mangus
The allure and warmth of the Hawaiian Islands come together in this whimsical Pineapple Hat! Pairs perfectly with a grass skirt or a winter parka. Wear it anytime you find yourself wishing for a tropical escape.
A friend recently requested a hat that looked like a pineapple. New to looming but always up for a challenge, I got to work creating a chart of diamonds and dots. Soon, the Pineapple Hat was born!
40 peg 3/4″ XLG gauge (Must be exactly 40 pegs – or multiples of 10 – for main stitch pattern to work).
24 peg 5/8″ RG gauge looms (used for a reduced crown).
Boye Round Looms used in samples.
Color A Yellow; Super Bulky 6. 1 skein of Bernat Softee Chunky Color Glowing Gold was used in sample.
Color B Green; Super Bulky 6 or Bulky 5. Approximately 3 yards of (Bulky 5) Loops and Threads Charisma Color Forest.
Knitting pick, Tapestry needle, Crochet hook Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm), scissors
Fits most adults.
20 sts and 10 rows in the round. (Main “Diamond and Dot” pattern is 10 sts and 10 rows repeat).
rep – repeat
bet – between
rem – remaining
st(s) – stitches
ew – e-wrap
bobble – see techniques
k – u-knit used in sample (can use Knit aka reverse purl)
k2tog – knit 2 (stitches) together
Chain Cast on – use crochet hook
Knit stitch – Use U-knit for all knit stitches
Bobble – Small bobble for “dot”; EW same peg 3 times. Place first EW stitch back on peg and lift bottom over top. This is a reduced bobble.
Provisional Bind-off (Transfer) – use a contrasting scrap yarn to pick up stitches from first loom and move to second loom. Pull out scrap after moved.
Modified Gathered Bind-off – Modified Drawstring bind off (see video)
Crochet or Knit leaves of various sizes and sew onto top of hat in green color.
Main Pineapple Hat:
Chain Cast-on 40 stitches
Round 1-8: *k3, p1*, rep bet *,* to end of round for 3×1 ribbing.
*Round 9: *bobble, k4, p1, k4*, rep bet *,* 3 times to end of round.
Round 10: k4, *p1, k1, p1, k7*, rep bet *,* 2 times until rem 6 sts, p1, k1, p1, k3
Round 11: k3, *p1, k3, p1, k5*, rep bet *,* 2 times until rem 7 sts, p1, k3, p1, k2
Round 12: k2, *p1, k5, p1, k3*, rep bet *,* 2 times until rem 8 sts, p1, k5, p1, k1
Round 13: *k1, p1, k7, p1*, rep 3 times bet *,* 3 times
Round 14: *p1, k4, bobble, k4*, rep 3 times bet *,* 3 times
Round 15: *k1, p1, k7, p1*, rep 3 times bet *,* 3 times (same as Round 13)
Round 16: k2, *p1, k5, p1, k3*, rep bet *,* 2 times until rem 8 sts, p1, k5, p1, k1 (same as Round 12)
Round 17: k3, *p1, k3, p1, k5*, rep bet *,* 2 times until rem 7 sts, p1, k3, p1, k2 (same as Round 11)
*Round 18: k4, *p1, k1, p1, k7*, rep bet *,* 2 times until rem 6 sts, p1, k1, p1, k3 (same as Round 10)
Rounds 19-28: Repeat Rounds 9-18.
Rounds 29-38: Repeat Rounds 9-18.
Rounds 39-48: Repeat Rounds 9-18.
Round 49: In Color B, EW40
This next round is moving stitches over to reduce to 24 stitches and prepare to move to the smaller loom. (Note for Chart: Ignore the white boxes, those stitches will move).
Round 50: *k2tog, k2tog, k1*, rep bet *,* 7 times to end of round.
Using scrap yarn, move remaining 24 stitches to 24 peg loom.
Crown for Pineapple Hat:
Rounds 1-6: *k1, p1*, rep bet *,* to end of round for 1×1 ribbing.
Crocheted and sewn onto top of hat in Color B to imitate Pineapple leaves.
Suggestion; Use Crochet hook to make chains and sew on or make i-cords of different lengths and widths. Make it your own pineapple hat leaf top!
The following is how Kay made her pineapple if you know how to chain and single crochet.
All work will be facing you; do not turn. Instructions will make all leaves one after another, do not cut or start a new leaf. Make 10 leaves (or number desired).
Crochet Hook – Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Tapestry needle for weaving ends and sewing
Same bulky yarn as main hat in green
Row 1: chain (ch) 6
Row 2: Do not turn. Place hook in bottom single loop of 1st chain from the hook. Single crochet (sc). Continue to sc across.
Row 3: chain (ch) 8
Row 4: repeat Row 2
Row 5: chain (ch) 7
Row 6: repeat Row 2
Row 7: chain (ch) 9
Row 8: repeat Row 2
Row 9: chain (ch) 7
Row 10: repeat Row 2
Leaves 6-10 repeat Rows 1-10
Cut yarn. Using scrap yarn, in matching color, sew into top of hat. Weave in ends.
Editor’s notes: We hope you enjoy making the Pineapple Hat. Please submit errors and omissions to us via the website help desk. Thank you. -Edited & published by Kristen Mangus of Goodknit Kisses 2015. All Rights Reserved. This pattern is available in paid PDF format. Do not copy charts or photos. As it violates copyrights.