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Danube DK

Lacy Lattice Hat

Designed and knit by Laura Andersson

Description:  This comfy hat features k2 x p2 ribbed edge, eyelet lace cap and crown decreasing.  Danube does the color-changing for you. This design alternates lace and plain panels to make a pretty and fun hat both to knit and to keep or give away. While similar to the Mochi-Plus Lacy Lattice Hat, this pattern has a built in 'safety row', in case you need to frog back... always useful for the beginning lace knitter. 

 (See Mochi Plus version here.)

Level:  Easy/Intermediate (eyelets, decreasing)

Size:  Woman's Medium (~19" circumference)


  • 1 ball Crystal Palace Danube DK (shown in 324 "Pacific Blues")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo 16" Circular Needles in US size 4 & 5 and 8" Double Pointed Needles in US size 5 (or size needed for gauge)
  • Large eyed tapestry needle or crochet hook

Gauge:  6.25 sts per inch (25 sts/10 cm) over St st on larger needle

Abbreviations:  CO- cast on; dpn- double pointed needles; K- Knit; K2tog - knit 2 sts together; P- Purl; PSSO - pass slip st over; rep - repeat; rnd(s) - round(s); St st - stockinette stitch; st(s)- stitch(es); tog - together; YO - yarn over; x- times



With the smaller circular needle, CO 120 sts. Join, being careful not to twist. Place marker.

K 1.5 inches in K2,P2 rib.  Change to larger circular needle.


Begin Lacey Lattice Pattern:

Rnds 1 & 3: Knit

Rnd 3:*[K3 (K2tog, YO)x3, K3], repeat around.

Rnds 4 & 5: Knit

Rnd 6: *[K4 (K2tog, YO)x2, K4]


Repeat these 6 rnds until hat is ~6 in, or desired length, from CO edge. End pattern with Rnd 6.


Crown Decreases: (Change to dpn as stich count decreases.)

First Rnd: Knit

Dec Rnd 1: *[K2tog, K1 *(K2tog, YO)x3, K1, K2tog], repeat around. [120 sts decreased to 100 sts.]

Next Rnd:  Knit 1 rnd

Next Rnd:  Work 1 rnd as *[K3, (K2tog, YO)x2, K3], repeat around.

Next Rnd:   K 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 2: *(K2tog, (K2tog, YO)x3, K2tog), repeat around.  [100 sts decreased to 80 sts]

Next Rnd: Knit 1 rnd

Next Rnd:  Work 1 round as *[K2 (K2tog, YO)x2, K2], repeat around.

Next Rnd:  K 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 3: *(K2tog, (K2tog, yo)x2, K2tog], repeat around.  [80 sts decreased to 60 sts]

Next Rnd: K 1 rnd.

Next Rnd:  *[K1 (K2tog, YO)x2, K1], repeat around.

Next Rnd:  K 1 rnd

Dec Rnd 4: *[K2tog (K2tog, YO) K2tog], repeat around.  [60 sts decreased to 40 sts]

Next Rnd: K 2 rnds.

Dec Rnd 5: *(K2tog) repeat around.  [40 sts decreased to 20 sts]

Dec Rnd 6:*(K2tog) repeat around.  [20 sts decreased to 10 sts]


Cut the yarn, leaving ~8-inch end. Thread tapestry needle and draw yarn through remaining sts.  Pull tightly to close; tuck end inside.  Weave in ends.



Laura is the editor (and author-designer) of 50 Socks- 50 states and More [a ~58-pattern, 23-designer CD 2010 released for both PC and MAC], from Sirius Knitting Publications and can be reached at drlaura@siriusscience.net.


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. 

May 2015 (revised 5/20/2015)

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