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Thanks to my 4.5 yr old grandson, Marcelo, and
my 2.5 yr old grand daughter,
Nadia, for modeling.

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Free knit hat pattern for Chunky Mochi - one-two balls

Dragon Ribs Hat - Children's version

Designed and Knit by Laura Andersson, CPY Sock Guru & Sirius Knitting Publications

[There is an adult version of this hat here.]

See all the Chunky Mochi colors here.

Level: Advanced Beginner-Intermediate
Introduction: Hats!! You only have to knit one; they’re fun, fast, and show off pretty yarns very well! The Dragon Ribs pattern uses purl rnds and k rnds to best showcase your fav yarn colors.

Abbreviations: CO: cast on; dec: decrease; K: knit; K2tog: knit 2 sts together; P: purl; rem: remain(ing); rep: repeat; st(s): stitch(es); St st: stockinette st, knit every round; rnd: round; SSK, slip two stitches from left to right needle, one-at-a-time. Insert tip of left needle into these two sts and knit them (Dec of 1); SKP, slip one st from left to rt needle, K next st, pass SL-st over the K st (dec of 1).

Crystal Palace 16" Bamboo Circular needle size 10 or size needed to obtain gauge and #9 DPNs for crown of hat
(needles for crown should be 1 size smaller for a neater effect).

Gauge: 4 sts/inch in St st

Crystal Palace Chunky Mochi 1 or 2 - 50 g balls of color desired.
Color shown is #801, intense rainbow
[Note: Some are finding they have to use part of a 2nd ball to knit this hat. The original is 1 ball, but we recommend 2 balls to be safe. You can make a taller hat with a 2nd ball.
edited Nov. 2, 2010]

Size: child’s 14-16 in. head circumference [Size can be altered with changes of needle size up and down]

Cast-On: With size 9 16" circular needle and MC, CO 60 sts. Join, being careful not to twist.
Place marker to indicate beginning of round

Hat body:
1. K every round until hat is ~1 in from cast on edge.
2. P 1 rnd; K 1 rnd; P 1 rnd
3. K 5 rnds
4. P 3 rnd
5. K 2 rnds
6. P 1 rnd,
7. K 8 rnds
Hat should be ~5 in from cast on edge.
Begin crown shaping.
Crown Shaping – change to dpn as soon as necessary to avoid stretching the hat on the circular needles as st count decreases
Prep rnd: P 1 rnd
Marker placement & 1st shaping rnd:
The 1st marker (end/beginning of round) is already in place: *[(p2tog), k11, (p2tog), PM], around; p1 rnd; k 1 rnd
shaping rnd 2 = *[(k2tog), k9, (ssk)] around; p 1 rnd
shaping rnd 3 = *[(k2tog), k7, (ssk)] around; k 1 rnd
shaping rnd 4 = *[(k2tog), k5, (ssk)],around; k 1 rnd
shaping rnd 5 = *[(p2tog), p3, (p2tog)], around
shaping rnd 6 = *[(k2tog), k1, (ssk)], around
shaping rnd 7 *[(k2tog), k1], around
Shaping rnd 10, *[k2tog] around

Cut yarn, leaving an ~ 8 in end.

With a crochet hook or tapestry needle, draw yarn through each loop on needle and drop off. Pull snugly.
Work all ends in on reverse side so they don’t’ show. A crochet hook does this very rapidly.

Laura is the editor (and author-designer) of 50 Socks- 50 States and More [a ~58-pattern, 23-designer CD 2010 released for both PC and MAC], from Sirius Knitting Publications and can be reached at

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