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How to Knit a Hat Volume 2: Free Knit Hat Patterns for the Whole Family

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How to Knit a Hat Volume 2: Free Knit Hat Patterns for the Whole Family
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How to Knit a Hat Volume 2: Free Knit Hat Patterns for the Whole Family
Table of Contents
Her Royal Highness Hat ................................. 5
Loveable Little Stem Hat ............................... 6
Wish Upon a Star Knit Baby Cap ................... 7
Preschooler Rugby Hat .................................. 8
Asterisk Hat ................................................... 9
Random Factor Hat ..................................... 10
Hemp Beanie ............................................... 11
Rickrack Rib Slouchy Hat Pattern ................ 12
Cladach Lace Hat ......................................... 13
Pirouette Hat ............................................... 15
Handspun Star Hat ...................................... 16
Special Thanks ............................................. 18

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Her Royal Highness Hat


By: Jennifer Dickerson from Fiber Flux

Instructions:

Children's hat patterns should be all about


whimsicality, color, and texture. Her Royal
Highness Hat hits the mark for all three. This
adorable knit hat pattern is an ode to purple,
pink, and sweet applique gemstones. This hat is
perfect for your little princess as she braves the
wildness of the backyard sandbox or tames the
fire-breathing dragon (AKA the family dog). This
hat is a charming option for mild winter
afternoons or cool spring nights.

CO 48 sts, PM and join for working in the round.


Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 2.
Switch to stockinette and work until hat is 8
from CO edge.
Decrease:
Row 1: K2tog, K2 around
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K2tog, k1 around
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K2tog around
Cut yarn, leaving long tail.
Using tapestry needle run through remaining
stitches and pull tightly. Weave in ends.
Gems:
Chain 4, sl st to beginning ch to form a ring.
Work 12 dc into ring.
Sl st into beginning dc to join.
Weave in ends. Stitch to hat.

Materials:
1 Skein Lion Brand Hometown
Various yarn scraps in gem-like colors
US 11 (8 mm) Circular Needles
US 11 (8mm) DPNs
Crochet hook (N hook for hat, I
hook for gems)
Tapestry Needle
Size: Child (6-12)

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Loveable Little Stem Hat


By: Judit from MonsterYarns

Instructions:

Some baby knits are so cute we could just eat


them up. The Loveable Little Stem Hat is one of
those adorable knit baby hat patterns we can't
resist. This simple striped baby hat is adorned
with a sweet stem, giving the pattern a touch of
whimsy. We love the Loveable Little Stem Hat in
the calming combination of blues as shown in
the photo, but a mix of pinks and other pastels
would be equally precious.

Cast on 73(82) stitches

Materials:
1 x 100g ball Kiddies Couture DK
Shade
100 Marine Stripe or DK of your
choice
Set of 4mm knitting needles

Size: 3-6 months & 6-12 months


Tip: Start with the stem and sew it right side
out, turn and sew on wrong side.

Begin with a knit row, work 40 rows (approx.


18cms) in Stocking Stitch
Dec row K1 (k2tog, k7) 8(9) - 65(73) sts
P 1 row
Dec rowK1 (k2tog, k6) 8(9) times - 57(64) sts
P 1 row
Dec row 1 K1 (k2tog, k5) 8(9) times - 49(55)sts
remain
P 1 row
Dec row 1 K1 (k2tog, k4) 8(9) times - 41(46)sts
remain
P 1 row
Dec row 1 K1 (k2tog, k3) 8(9) times - 33(37)sts
remain
P 1 row
Dec row 1 K1 (k2tog, k2) 8(9) times - 25(28)sts
remain
P 1 row
Next row K1 (0) (k2tog) to end - 13(14)sts
remain
P 1 row
Next row K1 (0) (k2tog) to end - 7 sts remain
Begin with a P row and knit 10 rows in stocking
stitch
Break yarn leaving approx. 40 cm 16 ins spare.
Thread yarn through the remaining 7 sts. Pull
tight and secure.
Join seam reversing seam on lower 2cm for the
roll of the hem.

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Wish Upon a Star Knit Baby Cap


By: Lindsay Obermeyer from Serendipity

Instructions:

This adorable baby hat pattern is a mix of


warmth and sweetness. The Wish Upon a Star
Knit Baby Cap is adorned with a precious
glowing star shooting across a field of calming
blue. This hat is knit with worsted weight wool,
which is perfect for keeping baby's tiny head
nice and cozy. Youll treasure this baby knit long
after your little guy outgrows it.

With blue, cast on 92 stitches. Join circle and


place a stitch marker. Work the 2x2 rib for 1."
Work stockinette stitch for the next 3.5."
Remember that when you work stockinette in
the round, you are knitting every round.
When the hat measures 4.5" from the cast on
edge, begin decreasing to shape the crown. Knit
for 39 stitches and then K2tog (knit 2 stitches
together).
Knit another 39 stitches and K2tog the final 2
stitches for a total of 90 stitches.
Knit another row, placing a stitch marker after
every 15 stitches.
To shape the crown, follow the chart, changing
to double pointed needles when necessary.

Materials:
Lion Brand Yarn Baby Wool in Medium
Dusty Blue and Creamy Off White
#7 (4.5mm) 16" circular knitting needles
#7 (4.5mm) double pointed knitting
needles
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Stitch markers
Size: Infant (0-24 months)
Gauge: 5 stitches = 1" / 6 rows = 1"

When 5 stitches remain on the needles, break


yarn and pull it through stitches. Tighten this
circle and weave in the end on the inside of the
hat. Weave in all other tails.
Cut 24" length of cream. Thread tapestry needle
and chain stitch the tail to your shooting star.
Weave in all ends.

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Preschooler Rugby Hat


By: Jennifer Dickerson from Fiber Flux

Instructions for Knitting Hat in the Round:

Keep an eye on your little one during recess


while she wears the Preschooler Rugby Hat.
This pretty pink and purple knit hat pattern is
the perfect mix of warmth and playfulness. Two
thick stripes and a giant fluffy pom pom adorn
this simple hat. Experiment with different colors
for a boys hat, or knit one in a solid color or
patterned colorway for an equally cute result.

CO 44 sts with Main Color (MC)


PM
Join in the round, being careful not to twist.
Round 1: K2, P2 to end of round
Repeat 5 times.
Continuing to work in MC, work in stockinette
stitch (st st) for 6 rnds (knit every round)
Use Contrasting Color (CC) for 2 rnd in st st
Work MC for 2 rnds in st st
Work CC for 2 rnds in st st
Work MC for 6 more rnds in st st
To shape crown, switch to DPNs when needed
and work entire decrease portion with MC
Rnd 1: K2, K2tog to end of round.
Rnd 2: Knit
Rnd 3: K1, K2tog to end of round
Rnd 4: Knit
Rnd 5: K2tog to end of round
Instructions for Knitting Hat Flat:

Materials:
1 skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick &
Quick or Lion Brand Hometown USA in
the colorway of your choice
Scraps of the same yarn in a contrasting
color for stripes (if desired)
US15 (10.0 mm) 16 circular needle
(round version)
Set of 4 US15 (10.0 mm) DPNs (round
version)
US15 (10.0 mm) straight needles (flat
version)
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Sizes: Preschooler (3 - 4 years)

CO 44 sts with MC
Round 1: K2, P2 to end of round.
Repeat 5 times.
Continuing to work in MC, work in st st for 6
rows
Switch to CC and work 2 rows st st
Work MC for 2 rows in st st
Work CC for 2 rows in st st
Work MC for 6 more rows in st st
To shape crown, switch to DPNs when needed
and work entire decrease portion with MC.
Rnd 1: K2, K2tog to end of round.
Rnd 2: Purl
Rnd 3: K1, K2tog to end of round
Rnd 4: Purl
Rnd 5: K2tog to end of round
Finishing: Using tapestry needle, break yarn,
leaving a long tail. Thread through remaining
stitches and pull tightly. Seam up back and
weave in ends. Add large pom pom if desired.

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Asterisk Hat
By: Dot from littletheorem

Instructions:

Modern and masculine, the Asterisk Hat makes


a great gift for him. This steel gray knit hat
pattern is a snug-fitting beanie with a subtle
and sophisticated stitch texture. This hat is
constructed with double moss stitch and
framed with a simple ribbed edge. Its perfect
for year-round wear.

Double moss stitch pattern (DMSP):


Row 1: *k1 p1* to end of row.
Row 2: *k1 p1* to end of row.
Row 3: *p1 k1* to end of row.
Row 4: *p1 k1* to end of row.

Materials:
Patons UK Wool Blend DK, 1 skein =
251m
4 4mm dpns or 4mm 16 circular needle
and 4 4mm dpns.
3 stitch markers
Size: Small (18 around, 8 high or Large (20
around, 9 high)
Gauge: 22sts and 30 rows = 4
Abbreviations:
ssk= slip 2 stitches knitwise, then knit them
together with left hand needle
psso = pass slipped stitch over

Tip: This pattern requires 4 dpns. The decreases


at the top are worked in 6 segments, 2 on each
dpn.
Cast on 102 (114) stitches, 34 (38) on each of
your 3 dpns (if youre using them).
Join in the round and place marker for
beginning of the row
Work in k2 p1 rib for 10 rows (or around 1).
Work in double moss stitch until hat measures
6 (7), ending on Row 3 of DMSP
Change to 4 dpns if you were using a circular
needle, ensuring you have 34 (36) stitches on
each of your 3 working needles.
Work set-up row: *p1, (k1 p1) 8 (9) times, pm,
k1 (p1 k1) 8 (9) times, (you should be at the end
of a needle)* to end of row.
Work Row 4 of DMSP, placing marker in the
middle of each dpn, i.e. after 17 (19) stitches,
dividing your stitches into 6 segments for
decreases.
Decrease:
Row 1: (ssk k1 *p1 k1* to two stitches before
marker, k2tog, slip marker, ssk p1 *k1 p1* to
two stitches before end of dpn, k2tog ) three
times, 12 stitches decreased.
Row 2: (k2 *p1 k1* to one stitch before marker,
k1, slip marker, k1 p1 *k1 p1* to one stitch
before end of dpn, k1) three times.
Repeat these two rows 6 (7) more times. You
should have 18 stitches left.
Final Row: *sl1 k1 psso* to end of row. Cut the
yarn leaving 10'' tail. Thread this through the
remaining stitches and pull tight.
Sew over the hole a couple of times and weave
in any loose ends.

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Random Factor Hat


By: Clare from The Natty Knitter

Instructions:

Watch your man strut his stuff in this snug


striped knit hat pattern. The Random Factor Hat
is knit with a randomly determined number of
rows of alternating colors. Don't let this unique
idea scare you; this pattern has an easy-tofollow randomization method. Knit with sock
yarn, this striped hat is perfect for a mild spring
day or a cool evening. This project makes the
perfect gift for math-lovers and hat-lovers alike.

Set parameters of random number generator


between 1 and 10. Alternatively, use a die.
Make list of random numbers, the sum of which
adds to about 80. Each of these random
numbers is the number of rows you will knit to
make a stripe.
CO 176 sts in the round using yarn color 1
K1, P1 for 12 rows
Using yarn color 1, K the first randomly
generated number of rows
Join yarn color 2, K the second randomly
generated number of rows
Alternate between yarn colors 1 and 2 until you
have knitted approx 56 rows since the end of
the rib (68 rows in total)
Decrease:
Continue working random number stripes as
you decrease. The decreases are worked over
30 rows. Last stripe should be made in yarn
color 1, extend number of rows in final stripe if
necessary.

Materials:
US size 1 (2.25 mm) double pointed
needles
Approx 100 yds of sock yarn in 2 solid
colors (50 yds of each color)
Random number generator or a die
Sizes: 22 diameter, but can be resized to 20
(CO 160 sts, K50 st st rnds before decreasing
and repeat decreases 10 times) or 24 (CO 192
sts, K 62 st st rnds before decreasing, and
repeat decreases 12 times)

(K14, K2tog) x 11 (165 sts)


K1 rnd
(K13, K2tog) x11 (154 sts)
K1 rnd
Continue decreasing 11 sts each rnd until you
have 11 sts left.
K 1 rnd
K2tog x 5, K1 (6 sts)
Cut yarn, thread through the live sts, pull tight
and secure on the inside

Gauge: 8 sts and 12 rows = 1

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Hemp Beanie
By: Elizabeth from The Brown Stitch

Abbreviations:

Mossy green, steel blue, and light gray combine


to form a masculine knit hat pattern perfect for
your brother, husband, boyfriend, or dad. The
Hemp Beanie is a simple knit beanie pattern
with a ribbed, fold-over edge. Perfect for mild
winter days or cool spring nights, this classic hat
is great for outdoor activities. This rugged yet
stylish beanie makes a great gift for him.

CC1 = 1st contrasting color


CC2 = 2nd contrasting color
Instructions:
With MC, CO 90 (100) stitches loosely, pm and
join in the round (being careful not to twist
stitches)
Work in 2x2 Rib until measures 4 / 10 cm from
CO edge (will be folded over for a 2 / 5 cm
brim)
Continue in St st for 4 / 10 cm, switching from
MC to CC1 and CC2 to create stripe pattern as
you desire
Decrease:
Tip: As with previous St st rounds, change colors
as you desire to continue stripe pattern. When it
becomes too uncomfortable on the circular
needles, switch to the double-pointed needles.

Materials:
165 yds of main color, 100 yds of each
contrasting color in DK yarn
1 skein of each of 3 colors.
16 / 41 cm circular knitting needles
and DPNs in size US 3 / 3.25 mm
Tapestry needle or crochet hook to
weave in ends
Size: Medium/Large (Circ. 18 (20)/46 (51) cm)
Gauge: 5 sts = 1 / 2.5 cm in St st

*k 7 (8), K2tog; repeat from * to end


k 3 rounds
*k 6 (7), K2tog; repeat from * to end
k 3 rounds
*k 5 (6), K2tog; repeat from * to end
k 3 rounds
*k 4 (5), K2tog; repeat from * to end
k 3 rounds
*k 3 (4), K2tog; repeat from * to end
k 2 rounds
*k 2 (3), K2tog; repeat from * to end
k 1 round
*k 1 (2),K2tog; repeat from * to end
k 1 round
*k 0 (1),K2tog
*k2tog; repeat from * to end
Cut yarn, pull to close, and weave in loose ends.

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Rickrack Rib Slouchy Hat Pattern


By: Linda from Purl Avenue

Instructions:

Casual yet eye-catching, this gorgeous garnetcolored knit hat pattern is perfect for yearround wear. The Rickrack Rib Slouchy Hat
Pattern has a bold texture, making it a perfect
accessory for an everyday outfit. This ravishing
red beanie is an easy knitting pattern you'll love
getting lost in, but you'll love wearing this hat
even more. Knit one for a friend who loves bold
and beautiful knit accessories.

With US 10 (6mm) circular needles, CO 54 sts.


Place stitch marker and begin to knit in the
round.
Edging:
Rnd 1: *k3, p3; rep from * to end of round.
Repeat Rnd 1 three more times.
Rnd 4: *M1, k2, M1, k1, p3; rep from * to end
of round. 72sts
Main Body:
Begin to knit with US 11 (8mm) circular needles
for this section.
Rnd 1: *p1, k tbl of second stitch on the lefthand needle (leave stitch on needle), then k
tthe first stitch, slide both stitches off needle;
rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: *p1, knit into the front of second stitch
on left-hand needle (leave stitch on needle),
then knit first stitch, slide both stitches off
needle; rep from * to end of round.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until hat reaches 8 from
edge.

Materials:
1 skein of Deborah Norville Serenity
Chunky Weight
109yds (100m) per skein
3.5oz (100g) per skein
US 11 (8mm)
US 10 (6mm) circular needles
US 11 (8mm) circular needles
4 US 11 (8mm) DPNs
Yarn needle
Stitch marker
Gauge: 11 sts x 15 rows = 4

Decrease:
Switch to US 11 (8mm) DPNs when appropriate.
Rnd 1: *k3tog; rep from * to end of round. 24
sts
Rnd 2: *k3tog; rep from * to end of round. 8
sts.
Cut yarn, leaving an 8 (20.5cm) tail and weave
yarn through remaining sts. Pull tightly to close
and weave in end.

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Cladach Lace Hat


By: Dot from littletheorem

Abbreviations:

This drop dead gorgeous lace hat pattern is a


joy to knit as well as wear. The Cladach Lace Hat
is a cozy cold weather option full of vintage
charm and rustic sweetness. This dainty knit hat
offers a great combination of warmth and style,
making it perfect for year-round wear. This hat
may look complicated, but the lace pattern is
simple and easy-to-memorize ideal for late
night knitting in front of the TV.

kb= knit into back of next stitch


yo = bring yarn forward
k2 tog = knit next 2 stitches together
sk2p = slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over
Instructions:
Twisted Rib Pattern (TRP):
Rnd 1: *kb1 p1* to end of row.
Repeat Rnd 1 for pattern.
Cladach Lace Pattern (CLP):
Rnd 1: *p2 yo k3 sk2p k3 yo* to end.
Rnd 2: knit
Rnd 3: *p2 k1 yo k2 sk2p k2 yo k1* to end.
Rnd 4: knit
Rnd 5: *p2 k2 yo k1 sk2p k1 yo k2* to end.
Rnd 6: knit
Rnd 7: *p2 k3 yo sk2p yo k3* to end.
Rnd 8: knit

CO 72 stitches over three dpns (27 stitches on


first needle, 27 on second, 18 on third) or on
circular needle for magic loop method.
Materials:
Rowan Lima, 1 skein = 109yds/100m
Set of four 5mm/US 8 double pointed
needles (dpns) OR one 5mm/US 8
circular needle for magic loop.
Size: Medium (approx. 22 around)
Gauge: 22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 in stocking
stitch using 5mm needles; ball-band gauge: 20
sts = 4 in stocking stitch with 5.5mm needles

Join stitches in the round, ensuring that they're


not twisted. If using circular needle, place
marker for beginning of row.
Work in TRP for 10 rounds, then work set up
round as follows:
Set up round: *p2 yo k7 yo* until end of round.
You should now have 88 stitches.
Work in CLP, starting on Round 2. Work to end
of instructions, then work chart/written
instructions three more times in full.

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Work in stocking stitch (i.e. knit every round)
for four rounds, then decrease as follows:
Decrease
Rnd 1: *k9 k2tog* to end of round.
Rnd 2: knit.
Rnd 3: *k8 k2tog* to end of round.
Rnd 4: knit.
Rnd 5: *k7 k2tog* to end of round.
Rnd 6: knit.
Rnd 7: *k6 k2tog* to end of round.
Rnd 8: knit.
Rnd 9: *k5 k2tog* to end of round.
Rnd 10: *k4 k2tog* to end of round.
Rnd 11: *k3 k2tog* to end of round.
Rnd 12: *k2 k2tog* to end of round.
Rnd 13: *k1 k2tog* to end of round.
Rnd 14: *k2tog* to end of round.
You should have 8 stitches left. Cut the yarn,
leaving a 6 tail.
Thread the long tail onto a needle, and slip the
8 remaining stitches onto the thread.

There are a ton of tricks that you can learn to


make knitting easier. Whether youre just
learning how to knit or youve been stitching for
years, theres a tutorial in this collection for
you. Some of the topics include:
Beginner Knitting: How to Cast on Beginners
Knitting Techniques: How to Wash a Scarf

Pull tight and sew over the hole at the top a few
times. Weave in ends.

Mattress Stitch Seaming


How to Splice Yarn
Picking up Dropped Stitches
How to Knit Backwards
How to Gauge Knitting
With so many detailed tutorials at your
fingertips, you dont need to struggle with
knitting. Watch and learn from the
professionals instead.

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Pirouette Hat
By: Dot from littletheorem

Instructions:

Put a spin on the traditional knit hat pattern


with the Pirouette Hat. This beautiful salmoncolored hat is knit in a unique lace pattern that
has five stitch repeats and one extra stitch in
the round. This extra stitch gives the Pirouette
Hat a twirl effect, much like the arms of a tiny
ballerina. This pretty pink hat is the perfect
finishing touch to a cold weather ensemble,
adding just enough color and a hint of texture.

Note: To end of row" means to work 3 dpns


rather than 81 stitches.
CO 80 stitches, 30 on first needle, 25 on second,
25 on third. Work in k2 p2 rib for 8 rounds.
k1fb, k2, k2tog, yo *k3, k2tog, yo* until hat
measures 7''. You should end up working a
k2tog at the end of each dpn (and working the
next yo at the start of the following dpn).
For the last five stitches on last dpn before
decrease, only work k3 k2tog.
Decrease

Materials:
Less than 1 ball Malabrigo Worsted
Yarn (= less than 192m)
4.5mm/US 8 dpns

Row 1: *k3 k2tog yo k3 k2tog* to end of row


(i.e. repeat the part in **'s 8 times)
Row 2: *yo k2 k2tog yo k3 k2tog* to end of row
Row 3: *k2 k2tog yo k3 k2tog* to end of row
Row 4: *yo k1 k2 tog yo k3 k2 tog* to end of
row
Row 5: *k1 k2tog yo k3 k2tog* to end of row
Row 6: *yo k2tog yo k3 k2tog* to end of row
Row 7: *k2tog yo k3 k2tog* to end of row
Row 8: *k4 k2tog yo* to end of row
Row 9: k3 k2 tog *k4 k2tog* to end of row
Row 10: *k3 k2tog yo* to end of row
Row 11: k2 k2tog *k3 k2tog* to end of row
Row 12: *k2 k2tog yo* to end of row
Row 13: k1 k2tog *k2 k2tog* to end of row
Row 14: *k1 k2tog yo* to end of row
Row 15: k2tog *k1 k2tog* fto end of row
Row 16: *k2tog* to end of row

Gauge: 18st = 10 cm
Size: 19'' circumference, 9'' high.

With 8 stitches remaining, cut yarn, leaving a 6''


tail. Thread tail through remaining stitches, pull
tight and secure inside the hat. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations:
k1fb = knit into the front, then the back, of the
next stitch

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Handspun Star Hat


By: Dot from littletheorem

Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 in stocking stitch.

Cozy and cabled, the Handspun Star Hat is a


classic cold weather option you'll love putting
on again and again. This adorable cable knit hat
is a sleek and chic version of the traditional,
bulky winter hat. All grown up, the Handspun
Star Hat is a cozy yet elegant cable knit hat in a
soft color palette with a few tiny star buttons
for a sweet detail. This cute and cozy knit hat
makes a great gift, but its so sweet you may
want to keep it for yourself.

Size: Stretches to fit most heads.


Abbreviations:
CO = cast on
dpn = double pointed needle
pm = place marker
slm = slip marker
ssk = slip two stitches knitwise, then knit them
together with left hand needle
K2tog = knit two stitches together
C6F = slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold
to the front of your work, knit the next 3
stitches from left-hand needle, then the three
stitches from the cable needle
Instructions:
Cable Pattern
Rnd 1: *k6 p2* to end of round
Rnd 2: As round 1
Round 3: *C6F p2* to end of round
Round 4: As round 1
CO 120 stitches over 3 dpns and join in the
round. Work in cable pattern until hat measures
6.5. To avoid the scalloped look at the edge of
the hat, work in k6 p2 rib for 4 rounds before
starting the cable pattern. After 6.5, ending on
round 3, work decreases as follows:
Decrease

Materials:
120m handspun yarn from handpainted
fiber (e.g. Malabrigo Yarn Merino
Worsted, Cascade Yarns Sierra,
Debbie Bliss Yarns Cashmerino Aran)
5 mm/US 8 dpns
Buttons
Embroidery thread

Set-up Row: k3 pm *k3 (p2 k6) twice p2 k3 pm*


to last 21 stitches, k3 (p2 k6) twice p2
Note: It's easier to give instructions if the start
of the round is the first marker, so k3 and start
rounds at the marker from now on.
Rnd 1: *slm k2tog k1 (p2 k6) twice, p2 k1 ssk*
to end of round (110 stitches)
Rnd 2: *slm k2 (p2 k6) twice, p2 k2* to end of
round

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Rnd 3: *slm k2tog (p2 C6F) twice p2 ssk* to end
of round (100 stitches).
Rnd 4: *slm k1 (p2 k6) twice p2 k1* to end of
round
Rnd 5: *slm k2tog p1 k6 p2 k6 p1 ssk* to end of
round (90 stitches)
Rnd 6: *slm k1 p1 k6 p2 k6 p1 k1* to end of
round
Rnd 7: *slm k2tog C6F p2 C6F ssk* to end of
round (80 stitches)
Rnd 8: *slm k7 p2 k7* to end of round
Rnd 9: *slm k2tog k5 p2 k5 ssk* to end of round
(70 stitches)
Rnd 10: *slm k2tog k4 p2 k4 ssk* to end of
round (60 stitches)
Rnd 11: *slm k2tog k3 p2 k3 ssk* to end of
round (50 stitches)
Rnd 12 *slm k2tog k2 p2 k2 ssk* to end of
round (40 stitches)
Rnd 13: *slm k2tog k1 p2 k1 ssk* to end of
round (30 stitches)
Rnd 14: *slm k2tog p2 ssk* to end of round (20
stitches)
Rnd 15: *slm k2tog ssk* to end of round (10
stitches)
Cut the yarn leaving a 10'' tail. Thread this
through the remaining stitches and pull tight.
Sew over the hole a couple of times and weave
in any loose ends.

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