January 28, 2018

Stadium Stripes Knit Hat | Game Day Hat

Stadium Stripes Knit Hat – Needle knit

Stitch your love of the game into a hat to show your support with this perfect hat for game day made on circular needles. Make the Stadium Stripes Knit Hat in your favorite team colors or in this fun field green and white to show your sports pride!

The Stadium Stripes Knit Hat pattern uses a Bulky yarns in two contrasting colors in a speedy slip stitch tweed so you will have a quick hat and short yarn floats inside. Use green and white to stitch the field or choose the colors of your favorite team. It’s a great hat for a Super Bowl party or a kid’s soccer league.


For the loom knit version click here.

Knit the Stadium Stripes Knit Hat in your favorite team colors. Be ready for the big game!

Stadium Stripes Knit Hat. Needle knit a quick two color game day hat

Stadium Stripes Knit Hat


Bernat® Softee® Chunky (3.5 oz/100 g; 108 yds/99 m)

Contrast A Emerald (28200) 1 ball – note this is Super Bulky 6 weight

Contrast B White (28005) 1 ball – Note this is a Bulky 5 weight in the Softee Baby Chunky


US 11 (8mm) 16” circulars {or work on 5 DPNs}

Stitch marker

Measuring tape


One Size to fit most.


Alt = Alternate(ing)

Approx = Approximate(ly)

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P = Purl

Pat = Pattern

Rem = Remain(ing)

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

Sl1Pyb = Slip next stitch purlwise with yarn at back of work

St(s) = Stitch(es)


The Stadium Stripes Knit Hat uses a multiple of 8 for the main pattern and 6 for the top (crown). To use pattern with another yarn or needle size here are alternate cast on stitch counts. Instructions will remain the same: 24, 48, 72, 96.

Note all slip stitches are slipped purlwise with the yarn at the back of the work.  For rounds 2 and 4 this means you will move yarn to the back, slip the stitch, then move yarn to the front again to continue purling.

Stadium Stripes Knit Hat


With A cast on 48 sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on peg 1 for beg of rnd. (I recommend the Long tail cast on). {If using DPNs distribute sts evenly on 4 needles and work with 5th}.


1st rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around.

Rep last rnd of ribbing for 2″ [5 cm].

Proceed in Slip Stitch Tweed Pat as follows:

Rnd 1: With A, K3. *Sl1Pyb. K3. Repeat from * to last st. Sl1Pyb.

Rnd 2: With A, P3. *Sl1Pyb. P3. Repeat from * to last st. Sl1Pyb.

Rnd 3: With B, K1. *Sl1Pyb. K3. Repeat from * to last 3 sts. Sl1Pyb. K2.

Rnd 4: With B, P1. *Sl1Pyb. P3. Repeat from * to last 2 sts Sl1Pyb. P2.

These 4 rnds form Slip Stitch Tweed Pat. Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 8″ [20 cm] (8.5″-9″ for men’s size) ending on Row 2 or 4. Break yarn B.

Stadium Stripes Knit Hat

Shape top (crown):

1st rnd: With A. *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. 40 sts.

2nd and alt rnds: Knit.

3rd rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. 32 sts.

5th rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 sts.

6th rnd: Knit.

Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely.

Optional: Make and sew on a two-color pom pom!



Make the Stadium Stripes Knit Hat in your favorite team colors. Be ready for the big game! #goodknitkisses #knitting #quickknit #knithat #teamcolors

Tutorial Videos! –

Connecting knitting in the round

Decreasing Top or Crown

Weave ends in ribbing

Make a two color pom pom


I hope you enjoyed making the Stadium Stripes Knit Hat!

If you make this project be sure to share it on social media with #goodknitkisses. I can’t wait to see them!

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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