How to Knit a Mohawk Hat

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Choose a mulitcolored yarn for a wild, colorful Mohawk.
Choose a mulitcolored yarn for a wild, colorful Mohawk. (Image: Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Any basic knitted hat will keep your ears warm in the winter, but a hat with a row of tassels down the middle to look like a Mohawk haircut will help you stand out in a crowd. The tassels can be long or short, depending on your preference, and any color you can think of. You can choose a yarn that matches your hair color for a subtle look or go with a combination of bright colors to represent your favorite sports team.

Things You'll Need

  • U.S. size 7 double-pointed needles
  • 1 skein of worsted-weight yarn in flesh color
  • 1 skein of worsted-weight yarn in any color
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Crochet hook

Knit the Hat

Cast on 80 stitches, split between three double-pointed needles. Join the stitches without twisting and mark the beginning of the row with a stitch marker.

Knit every stitch for 42 rounds or until the hat is long enough to cover your ears.

Knit six stitches and knit two together. Repeat this pattern for the rest of round 43. Knit every stitch for round 44.

Knit five stitches and knit two together. Repeat this pattern for the rest of round 45. Knit every stitch for round 46.

Knit four stitches and knit two together. Repeat this pattern for the rest of round 47. Knit every stitch for round 48.

Knit three stitches and knit two together. Repeat this pattern for the rest of round 49. Knit every stitch for round 50.

Knit two stitches and knit two together. Repeat this pattern for the rest of round 51. Knit every stitch for round 52.

Knit one stitch and knit two together. Repeat this pattern for the rest of round 53. Knit every stitch for round 54.

Knit two together for the rest of the stitches in round 55. Cut the yarn with a 6-inch tail and pull it tight to close the top of the hat. Weave in the end.

Add the Mohawk

Cut a piece of cardboard that is as long as you want the Mohawk to be. Wrap the yarn for the Mohawk around the cardboard as many times as you can without overlapping. Cut along one end of the cardboard. You should now have several pieces of yarn that are twice the length you want the Mohawk to be.

Fold one piece of yarn in half and catch it on the end of the crochet hook. Pull the hook into one of the stitches on the top of the hat and pull it back out through a the next stitch until only the tip of the loop is showing. Remove the hook and pull the long end of the yarn through the loop until it is secured.

Repeat the process with as many pieces of yarn as you need to cover the center strip of the hat with fringe to look like a Mohawk. Cut more yarn if necessary.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can use the same technique to add fringe to any existing hat to save time.
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