Monday, November 19, 2007

Lace Pride Hat Pattern

1 skein Gypsyknits Peppermint Candy DK weight MC
1 skein Gypsyknits Storm Cloud DK weight CC
Size: US 4 circular 16” and 4 dpns size US 4
Gauge: 5 1/2 sts per inch
This hat has a snug fit. Sized for a woman's size sm/med.

With 16” circular needle and CC cast on 88 sts. Join, being careful to not twist stitches.
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Purl
Row 4 & 5: Knit

Change to MC and begin pattern stitch
Row 1: *K2 tog (twice), yo, K1 (3 times), yo, K2 tog (twice)* repeat around
Row 2: Knit
Change to CC
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Repeat pattern stitch once more alternating the colors as recommended. Twisting the working color around the non-working color at beg of row. End with Pattern st Row 4.

Change to MC and knit 2 rows.
Change to CC and knit 2 rows.

Repeat these 4 rows alternating the colors every 2 rows. Twist the nonworking yarn with the working yarn every 2 rows to eliminate holes in your work.

Continue in this manner until desired length to starting decrease. Approximately 5 inches from beg or 2 1/2 inches less than desired length.

Decrease as follow:
1st dec rnd: *Knit 6, K 2 tog* Repeat from * to * around
Knit for 5 rounds
2nd dec rnd: *Knit 5, K 2 tog* Repeat from * to * around
Knit 4 rounds
3rd dec rnd: *Knit 4, K2 tog* Repeat from * to * around
Knit 3 rounds
4th dec rnd: * Knit 3, K 2 tog* Repeat from * to * around
Knit 2 rounds
5th dec rnd: Knit 2, K2 tog Repeat from * to * around
Knit 1 round
6th dec rnd: Knit 1, K2 tog Repeat from * to * around

Next row: Knit 2 tog around until 8 sts remain changing to dpns when too few sts will fit on circular needle. Cut yarn and draw through the remaining 8 sts.
Finish: Weave in ends and wear with pride.

This is my first pattern I have posted so forgive me for any mistakes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.


KnittingMoose said...

Great hat! I love the little lacy detail at the bottom. I might have to find some DK weight yarn and try one!

monica said...

Great hat. Love the colors.