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Danube Bulky

Knotted Lace Hat

Designed by Laura Andersson

Description:  This one-ball cap is stylish with eyelet patterning throughout.

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

Size:  Adult Small/Medium


  • 1 ball of Crystal Palace Danube Bulky (shown in 905 "Fernwood")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles 16" circular in US sizes 8 & 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 smaller circular needles, CO 76 sts.  Join, being careful not to twist; place marker to mark beg of rnd.  K all sts around for 5 rnds.


Change to larger circular needles and begin pattern:

Rnd 1: *[yo, k1, yo (Sl1, k2tog, psso)], repeat around.

Rnd 2: K all sts

Rnd 3: *[yo (Sl1, k2tog, psso], yo, k1], repeat around.

Rnd 4: K all sts

Work these 4 rnds (ending on rnd 4) until hat is ~ 5.5 in from cast-on edge.


Crown Decreases:  (change to dpn as needed)

P1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 1: *[yo, (Sl1, k2tog, psso)], repeat around; end rnd yo, k1.

K1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 2: *[yo (Sl1, k2tog, psso)], repeat around; end yo, k1. 

K 1 rnd

Dec Rnd 3: *[yo (Sl1, k2tog, psso)], repeat around.

K 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 4: *[yo (Sl1, k2tog, psso), repeat around.

K1 rnd

Dec Rnd 5: *[yo (Sl2, k2tog, psso)], end k1.


Cut yarn, leaving ~8 in end. With crochet hook, pull yarn through each st and drop off needle.

Pull snugly and take end to inside of cap.  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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