Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - Knit
Description: Simple lacey stitches in two colors of Cotton Twirl make this hat fun to knit and a winner to wear or gift.
Size: Adult S/M (~20" in circumference)
Gauge: 4.5 sts=1" in St st with Cotton Twirl
Abbreviations: CC- contrast color; k- knit; K2tog- knit 2 sts together (decrease of 1 st); kfb- knit in front and back loop to increase by 1 stitch; MC- main color; p- purl; psso- pass slip st over; rnd- round; st(s)- stitch(es); sl- slip st
With MC, cast on 88 sts. Join, being careful not to twist.
Work in K1, P1 rib for 8 rnds (~ 1 in)
Join CC (carry color not in use up each round)
Work 8 rnds of Simple Lace Pattern with CC.
Rnd 1: *(K2tog, YO, K1, P1)
Rnd 2: *(K1, P1tbl, K1, P1)
Rnd 3: *(K1, P1, K2tog, YO)
Rnd 4: *(K1, P1, K1, P1tbl)
Change to MC; K1 rnd; work 4 patt rnds.
Change to CC: work 4 patt rnds, K1 rnd.
Change to MC: work patt rnds 1, 2, 3.
Change to CC: work patt rnds 4, 1, 2.
Change to MC: work patt rnd 3.
Change to CC: work patt rnd 4. Cut CC.
With MC, work patt rnds 1-4.
Begin crown shaping (hat should be ~6 in from cast on edge).
Change to dpn as needed.
Dec rnd 1: *(K2tog, K1, P1).
Work 2 rnds *(K2, P1).
Dec rnd 2: *(K2tog, P1).
Work 2 rnds *(K1, P1).
Final decreases: work *K2tog around; repeat until 6-8 sts remain. Cut yarn, leaving an ~8 in end.
With crochet hook or tapestry needle, pull yarn through each st and drop off needle. Pull together snugly. Take all ends to inside.
Work all ends in snugly. Try on and dance around!