Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - Knit
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
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.
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.
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.