Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - Knit
Description: This pattern uses a simple repeating motif that is easy to learn. The central K3tog stitch is not difficult and provides a distinctive look. The shaping of the hat is snug, with a little fullness in the crown shaping – and it works up quickly!
Level: Intermediate (k3tog decrease, working in the rnd)
Size: Adult Medium
1 ball Crystal Palace Nocturne DK (shown in 314 "Maple Leaf") = MC
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles 16" circular in US sizes 6 & 8; double-pointed in US size 8 for hat finish (or size needed for gauge)
Crochet hook or yarn sewing needle
Gauge: 10 sts=1.5 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); k3tog – knit 3 stitches together (dec by 2 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 smallest circular needles, CO 90 sts. Join, being careful not to twist; place marker to mark beg of rnd. Work in k1, p1 rib for 1.5 in (or desired length). Change to larger circular needle and K 1 rnd.
Work pattern until hat is ~6 in from cast-on edge.
Rnd 1: *(k1, yo, k3, k3tog, k3, yo), repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: k all sts.
Repeat these two rnds for pattern. When piece measures ~5.5" not including ribbing, begin Crown Decreases.
Crown Patt Dec Rnd 1: *(k1, yo, k2tog, k1, k3tog, k1, k2tog, yo), repeat from * around.
K 2 rnds. Work 1 rnd as *(k1, yo, k2, k3tog, k2, yo), repeat from * around.
Change to dpn as stitch number decreases.
Crown Patt Dec Rnd 2: *(k1, yo, k3tog, k1, k3tog, yo), repeat around.
K 2 rnds
Crown Patt Dec Rnd 3: *(k1, k2tog, k2tog, k1), repeat around.
K 1 rnd
Crown Patt Dec Rnd 4: *(k1,yo, k3tog), repeat around
K 1 rnd
Crown Patt Dec Rnd 5: *(k3tog), repeat around
K 1 rnd
Crown Patt Dec Rnd 6: *(K2tog), repeat around, end K1
Cut yarn leaving an ~8 in end. With crochet hook, pull yarn through each st and drop off needle. Pull end snugly and take end to inside of cap. Secure on inside of hat and weave in all ends.