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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ribbed Hat - Knit

Good morning,

Here is the very easy pattern for a hat to match my Ribbed Scarf with Ruffles published earlier.  The yarn is so very lovely that even the most simple pattern produces an elegant piece.

I made this hat to accompany the scarf as a gift for a young girl in our family.  It's easy to do the math to make it in a larger size if that's what you need.

This hat and scarf set will be a gift next Fall, but I make many gifts well in advance and put them in the "gift box" until needed.  In fact, warmer months are a great time to make smaller items that aren't too warm to have on your lap while working.

Very best,
Ribbed Hat to Match Ribbed Scarf with Ruffles


Size 5 needles: 1 set dp needles, 1 24" circular needle

2 skeins Patons Lacette (#2 Fine) yarn, 50 gr. 1.75 oz balls

matching sewing thread and needle

yarn needle

1" fancy button

Size: Child or Adult Small

Finished size: 20 " diameter (slightly stretched); 11" height

Gauge in k2, p2 rib: 28 st (not stretched) = 4"; 16 st (stretched) = 4"; 28 rows = 4"

Start at bottom:

Cast on 100 st.

k2, p2 for 10"

Begin decreases at crown (switch to dp needles when needed):

Round 1: * k2, k2 tog, repeat from * (75 st)

Round 2: k

Round 3: *k1, k 2 tog, repeat from * (50 st)

Round 4: k

Round 5:* k2 tog, repeat from * (25 st)

Round 6: k

Cut yarn 18" from work.  With yarn needle thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight. Take a few stitches to hold in place.

Sew button in place, break off, pull end inside hat.



River Glorious said...

That's a lovely hat and I really like the button! Very nice. I can't knit, not with kneedles, it's too painful, but I do like using my loom. I have a knitting machine, but we don't speak to each other.

Sherry said...

Oh, my goodness! I haven't knitted or crocheted in years! Your pictures remind me how much fun it is!