Maybe you've played the game yourself, or perhaps you've heard a friend or family member go on about "Among Us". Either way, this "Among Us" themed hat is going to be a much loved and cherished souvenir for 2020 for anyone who may be familiar with it.
Dedicated to all of my fellow comrades who met their demise in electrical.
This hat is knit from the bottom up, starting with knitting two earflaps. Once the hat is finished, the “Among Us” detailing will be knit and attached.
17 st = 4” / 10 cm
S (M, L)
19” (20.75”, 22.5”) / 48 (53, 57) cm circumference
The small size will fit children.
· US 8 / 5 mm in both 16” circulars and DPNs (possibly 40” circulars for the eye, but it can be done using DPNs)
· Size F / 3.75 mm crochet hook
· Worsted / Size 4
- For the hat: less than 1 skein of generic big box yarn in the color of your choice.
- For the eye: 15 yds / 14 m of white
- For the shadow: 1 yd / 1 m of grey
· The samples were made using Mainstays yarn (Walmart brand ~$3.00 per skein)
Notions & Tools:
· Darning needle, scissors, stitch markers
· Iron/ steamer (optional)
Abbreviations & Stitch Glossary
K2tog: knit two together
Kfb: in the same stitch, knit through the back loop then knit through the front loop.
Pm: place marker
Sm: slip marker
BOR: beginning of round
Sl: slip stitch purl-wise with yarn in back.
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
Earflaps (Make 2)
CO 6 sts.
Row 1 (RS): kfb, k to one stitch before end of row, kfb
Row 2 (WS): k2, p to last two sts, k2
Repeat rows one and two 4 (5, 6) more times [16 (18, 20) sts]. Mark your last increase row.
Next Row (RS): k across
Next Row (WS): k2, p to last two sts, k2
Repeat last two rows until earflap measures 3” (3.5”, 4”) / 7.5 (9, 10) cm from last increase row. End on a RS row.
After knitting your first earflap, cut your yarn and transfer your stitches to one of your DPNs.
After completing your second earflap, do not cut your yarn.
Using the backwards loop method, cast on 26 (28, 30) sts. This will be the front of your hat.
Knit across the right side of the earflap that is being held on your DPN.
Using the backwards loop method, cast on 22 (24, 26) sts.
Join to work in the round by knitting across the second earflap. Place a marker for your beginning of round [80 (88, 96) sts].
Knit until hat measures 5” (6”, 7”) / 12.5 (15, 17.5) cm from where you attached the earflaps.
Round 1: *k 10 (11, 12), pm* eight times. Note: you will not pm on the last repeat since you will have reached your BOR marker.
Round 2: *k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm* eight times (8 sts decreased).
Round 3: k around, slipping markers as needed.
Repeat Rounds 2 and 3 until 8 sts remain on your needles, ending on a decrease round. Switch to DPNs as needed.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail. With your darning needle, thread your tail through your remaining 8 sts and cinch tight.
Weave in ends.
Cords and Tassels (Make 2)
From the wrong side, at the bottom of the earflaps, pick up and knit 3 sts with the same color that you used for the rest of the hat.
Row 1 (RS): k1, sl1, k1
Row 2: sl1, k1, sl1
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until i-cord reaches desired length.
Add pompoms or tassels onto the ends of your cords.
Note: a 40” circular needle would be my preferred method for knitting this part of the hat, but I still knit it using 5 DPNs.
With your white yarn and using Judy’s Magic Cast On, cast on 44 (48, 50) sts. Join to work in the round.
Round 1: k around
Round 2: * k1, m1L, k 20 (22, 24), m1R, k1* two times.
Round 3: knit around
Round 4: knit around
Round 5: *k1, m1L, k 22 (24, 26), m1R, k1* two times.
Attaching the Eye and Making the Shadow
With the color that you used for your hat, mattress stitch your “eye” to the front of your hat, making sure that it is centered and the bottom of the eye is attached about 4 rows above the cast on. Weave in ends.
Grab your grey yarn and 3.75 mm crochet hook. Slip stitch along the bottom of your attached eye. The slip stitch detailing will be on the actual hat and not the eye. Weave in ends.