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Mochi Plus Hat
2 balls of Mochi Plus
designed and knit by Barbara Breiter

Photo below shows a Chunky Mochi Scarf with Hat.
Free pattern for this Chunky Mochi scarf is here.

 

See other free patterns
using Mochi Plus HERE

 

A Free Hat pattern designed to combine a solid and a slow stripe color.
The deep ribbed brim adds a double layer of soft warmth over your ears.

Size: fits men and large to medium women's heads

Gauge:
17 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St st

Materials:
1 ball Plus Solid 1504 Deep Loden (Color A)
1 ball Mochi Plus 604 Bodega Bay (Color B)
Crystal Palace Bamboo Circular Size 10 US 16" needle
Crystal Palace Bamboo Double Points 8" Size 10 US
(Note to make the hat slightly smaller, use a size 9 needles and 16 sts/inch gauge)

Instructions
K2, p2 Rib
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1.

HAT
With circular needle and A, CO 84 sts.
Join, making sure sts aren't twisted. Place marker for beg of rnd. Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 5.5".
Change to B. Knit 1 rnd.
Inc Rnd: *k3, k into front and back of next st; rep from * - 105 sts
Work even in St st (k every rnd) until piece measures 8.5" from beg.
Shape Crown
Note: Change to double pointed needles when sts no longer fit on circulars.
Rnd 1: *k4, k2tog; rep from * to last sts, k3 - 88 sts
Rnd 2 and all even rnds: K
Rnd 3: *k9, k2tog; rep from * around - 80 sts
Rnd 5: *k8, k2tog; rep from * around - 72 sts
Rnd 7: *k7, k2tog; rep from * around - 64 sts
Rnd 9: *k6, k2tog; rep from * around - 56 sts
Rnd 11: *k5, k2tog; rep from * around - 48 sts
Rnd 13: *k4, k2tog; rep from * around - 40 sts
Rnd 15: *k3, k2tog; rep from * around - 32 sts
Rnd 17: *k2, k2tog; rep from * around - 24 sts
Rnd 19: *k1, k2tog; rep from * around - 16 sts
Rnd 21: *k2tog around - 8 sts

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. With blunt needle, thread tail through remaining sts and pull tightly to close top of hat.

FINISHING
Weave in ends. Fold brim up in half.

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Pattern Copyright 2010 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CPY Yarns Mochi Plus are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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Crystal Palace Yarns, 160 23rd Street, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809,  email: cpyinfo -at- straw.com