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Danube Bulky

Fitted Chevron Hat

Designed by Laura Andersson

Description:  This one-ball hat is soft in Danube Bulky.  It features a slightly-rolled, scalloped edge and chevron increases and decreases.

Level:  Easy/Intermediate (k2tog & psso decreases, working in the rnd)

Size:  Adult Small/Medium


  • 1 ball of Crystal Palace Danube Bulky (shown in 902 "Venetian Glass")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles 16" circular in US sizes 9; double-pointed in US size 8 for hat finish (or size needed for gauge)
  • Stitch marker
  • Crochet hook or yarn sewing needle


Gauge:  4 sts=1 inch over pattern stitch on larger needles

Abbreviations:  beg- beginning; CO- cast on; dec- decrease; inc- increase; k- knit; kfb- k into front and back of same st (inc by 1 st); k2tog- knit 2 stitches together (dec by 1 st); p- purl; psso- pass slipped st over; rep- repeat; rnd- round;  sl-1- slip 1 st; 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 (dec by 1 st); st(s)- stitch(es); yo- yarn over



With circular needles, CO 78 sts.  Join, being careful not to twist; place marker to mark beg of rnd.  K all sts around for 5 rnds.


Begin pattern:

Rnd 1: *kfb same st (inc by1), k4, (sl-1, K2tog, psso), k4, kfb, repeat from * around.

Rnd 2: K around.

Work this 2-rnd pattern 13x, ending with 2nd rnd, or until hat is ~6 in from longest part of cast-on edge.


Crown shaping:

Dec Rnd 1: *[k2tog, k3 (sl-1, k2tog, psso), k3, k2tog], repeat from * to end of rnd. K one rnd.

Dec Rnd 2: *[k2tog, k1 (sl-1, k2tog, psso), k1, k2tog], repeat from * to end of rnd. K one rnd.

Dec Rnd 3: *[k1, (sl-1, k1, psso) k2tog], repeat from * to end of rnd. K one rnd.

Dec Rnd 4: *(k2tog, k1), repeat from * to end of rnd.

Dec Rnd 5: k2tog around. Repeat until only ~8 sts remain.  Cut yarn leaving an ~8 in end.


With crochet hook (or yarn needle), pull end through each st and drop off needle.

Pull gently but firmly and take end to inside of hat. Secure on inside of hat and weave in all ends.



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. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

October 2013

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