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Mini Mochi & Mini Solid

Estonian Rib Cap

Designed by Gail Tanquary
Visit Gail's shop, Alameda Yarn Co., in Alameda, CA if you are in the SF Bay Area.

Description:  The Estonian Rib pattern pops with the high-contrast combination of Mini Solid and slow-striping Mini Mochi.  Estonian Rib mimicks the effect of entrelac without all the work.  The bottom edge is folded and sewn on the inside of the hat for a sturdy rim. 

Level:  Easy/Intermediate

Size:  Adult Woman Medium (~19" circumference, unstretched)


  • 1 ball Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (shown in 101 "Intense Rainbow")
  • 1 ball Crystal Palade Mini Solid (shown in 1198 "Jet Black")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles: US Size 2 and 4 – 16” circular knitting needles
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles: US Size 4 – 8" double-pointed needles
  • 5 Stitch markers

Gauge:  6.5 sts = 1” in stockinette stitch


Abbreviations:  k- knit; k2tog- knit two together; p- purl; st(s)- stitch(es)


Inc (Right increase): Tip the left needle forward and  knit into the purl bump on back of stitch, then knit into stitch on needle.



Using smaller needle and Mini Solid, cast on 150 sts.  Join, taking care not to twist stitches. Work in K1-P1 ribbing for 1.25”.  Purl one round.  Knit another 1.25” in K1-P1 ribbing. 


Change to larger needle and knit one round even. 

Increase round:  *K4, inc in next st.*  Repeat between * around – 180 sts.


Change to Mini Mochi and begin pattern:


*K2, yo, K2, K2 tog.* all around.


Repeat this pattern round, changing color every 4 rounds, until piece measures 4.5” from purl round in center of ribbing.   Place a string or pin on first marker, designating it as the beginning of the rounds.  Begin decreasing to shape top of hat as follows:


Note:Continue to change colors every 4 rounds, and change to double point needles when stitches are tight on the circular needle.


Round 1:  *Work pattern across 30 sts, K4, K2 tog, place marker.*  Repeat between * four times more.  There are now 5 sections of 35 sts each.


Round 2:  *Work pattern to last 5 sts before marker,  K3, K2 tog.*  Repeat between * around.


Round 3:  *Work pattern to last 4 sts before marker, K2, K2 tog.*


Round 4:  *Work pattern to last 3 sts before marker, k1, K2 tog.*


Round 5:  *Work pattern to last 8 sts before marker, K4, (K2 tog twice).*


Round 6:  *Work pattern to last 6 sts before marker, K4, K2 tog.*


Repeat Rounds 2-6, changing color every four rounds until 4 sts remain between markers.  Continue decreasing, but do not change colors from this point forward.  When 2 sts remain between markers,  cut yarn and draw through remaining loops.  Pull up firmly and fasten off.


Fold ribbing to inside of hat on purl round and slip stitch in place for a double band.



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.

August 2014

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