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Chunky Mochi Dragon Ribs Hat
Uses 2 balls of Chunky Mochi yarn

Designed & Knit by Laura Andersson
See all the Chunky Mochi colors here.

Level: Advanced Beginner-Intermediate

[See a child's version of this hat here.]

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 fave yarn colors.
This hat has more size variations, crown/top variations, & different sizes coming.

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).

size 10 US Crystal Palace 16" Bamboo Circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge. #9 dpn for crown of hat
(needles for crown should be 1-2 sizes smaller for a neater effect).
[Note: to make extra large size for man's head, use one size larger needles for body of hat.]

Gauge: 3.5 sts/inch in St st
Note: Be sure to check gauge on a swatch, we hear some knitters are needing to use 10.5 needles to get gauge.

Crystal Palace Chunky Mochi 2 - 50 g balls of color desired.
Color shown is #801, intense rainbow

Size: adult's large ~ 22 in head circumference

Cast-On: With #9 16" circular needle and MC, CO 82 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 3 rnds
3. K 5 rnds
4. P 1 rnd
5. K 3 rnds
6. P 1 rnd, K 1 rnd, P 1 rnd.
7. K 3 rnds

Cont alternating K and P rounds, using Fibonacci numbers 1, 2, 3, 5 until the hat is ~ 6 in from cast on edge, or desired length. (6 in allows the hat to cover the ears)

Crown Shaping - change to dpn as soon as necessary to avoid stretching the hat on the circular needles as st count decreases

Prep rnd: *(K39, K2tog) twice; now 80 sts.

Marker placement & 1st Dec rnd:
The 1st marker (end/beginning of round) is already in place
*(K2tog, K6, K2tog, place marker), repeat around. K2 rnds

Dec Rnd 2: *(K2tog, K4, K2tog), repeat around, K2 rnds

Dec Rnd 3: *(K2tog, K2, K2tog), repeat around; K1 rnd

Dec Rnd 4: *(K2tog, K2tog), repeat around.

Dec Rnd 5: *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

2010 Copyright Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc & Dr. Laura Andersson. This pattern is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Please do not post it on the Web nor on blogs or mailing lists


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