Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - Knit
Description: This lacy slouch hat is great to wear and fun to work up in Cotton Twirl, great especially for spring and fall. Double yarn overs and basic decreasing form the alternating bands of rib and laddered lace. Cotton Twirl's elasticiity adds extra comfort.
Level: Easy/Intermediate (k2tog & ssk decreases, double yo's, working in the rnd)
Size: Adult Medium (~16" circumference at edge, unstretched, and 19" circumference at widest point, unstretched. 10" high)
Gauge: 4½ sts=1 inch over pattern stitch (~ 4 sts=1" over St st) on larger needles
Abbreviations: beg- beginning; CO- cast on; k- knit; k2tog- knit 2 stitches together to decrease by one stitch; p- purl; rep- repeat; rnd- round; ssk- slip 1 stitch knitwise onto right needle, slip 2nd stitch knitwise onto right needle, slip both stitches back onto left needle and knit them together (decreases by one); st(s)- stitch(es); yo- yarn over
With smaller circular needles, CO 72 sts. Place marker to mark beg of rnd. Join and work k1 x p1 rib for 10 rnds. Change to larger circular needles.
Next Rnd: *K1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Inc Rnd: *K1, (k1, p1) in yo, k1; rep from * to end of rnd. [96 sts]
Rnd 1: *ssk, yo twice, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *K1, (k1, p1) in double yo, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until hat measures 8", ending with a Rnd 2.
Begin Crown Dec:
Dec Rnd: *ssk, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [72 sts]
Next 2 nrds: K.
Dec Rnd: *k1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [48 sts]
Next 2 rnds: K.
Dec Rnd: K2tog around. [24 sts]
Next rnd: K
Dec Rnd: K2tog around. [12 sts]
Cut yarn, leaving a 6"-8" tail. Thread yarn sewing needles and draw yarn through rem sts. Secure on inside of hat and weave in all ends.