LACY BABY HAT (knit)    printer-friendly version

 Skill level: Easy+ - Intermediate

Sizes:  2-scallop version (approx. 8.5” circumference unstretched)

 3-scallop version (approx. 12” circumference unstretched)

 4-scallop version (approx. 15” circumference unstretched)

 

Note: Hats will stretch to fit up to 3” larger than unstretched measurements.

 

Materials:

Soft worsted or DK wt. yarn (samples shown in Caron “Simply Soft”, TLC “Baby Amore”, Red Heart “Designer Sport”, Peaches & Crème Ombres)

 Size 8 (5 mm) circular needle (16” length)

 Set of 4 (or 5) size 8 (5 mm) double-pointed needles (dpn)

 Tapestry needle

 Gauge:  4.5 sts = 1” in stockinette stitch on size 8 (5 mm) circular needle

 Stitch multiple = 18

 Terms/Abbreviations:  beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), knit (K), knit two together (K2tog), pattern (patt), repeat (rep), round (rnd), stitch (st), together (tog), yarn over (yo)

 Pattern notes: Pattern is written for largest size (4-scallop version).

See Options below for 2-scallop and 3-scallop variations.

 Hat

 4-scallop version:

 Cast on 72 sts, join for circular knitting, being careful that sts are not twisted on needle.  Place marker to note beg of rnds.

 Rnds 1-6:  Knit.

 Rnd 7 (begin lace patt):  *(K2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (K2tog) 3 times, rep from * around.

 Rnd 8-10: Knit.

 Rep Rnds 7-10 until hat measures 5” from beg, ending with a plain knit round.

 Begin crown decreases (Note: switch to dpn when sts no longer fit comfortably on circular needle)

 Rnd 1 (dec): *K7, K2tog, rep from * around (64 sts)

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnd 3 (dec): *K6, K2tog, rep from * around (56 sts)

Rnd 4: Knit.

Rnd 5 (dec): *K5, K2tog, rep from * around (48 sts)

Rnd 6: Knit.

Rnd 7 (dec): *K4, K2tog, rep from * around (40 sts)

Rnd 8: Knit.

Rnd 9 (dec): *K3, K2tog, rep from * around (32 sts)

Rnd 10 (dec): *K2, K2tog, rep from * around (24 sts)

Rnd 11 (dec): *K1, K2tog, rep from * around (16 sts)

Rnd 12 (dec): *K2tog, rep from * around (8 sts)

 Cut yarn, leaving 8” tail. Gather sts tog and cinch to close. Weave in tails.

 Options:

 2-scallop version (shown in Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc. Peaches & Crème Art. 930H Ombres)

Follow 4-scallop version as written with these revisions:

Cast on 36 onto a set of size 8 (5 mm) double pointed needles (dpns).

 K2 rnds.

 Rep Rnds 7-10 three times.

 Decrease for top, beginning at K4, k2tog instruction.

 Follow decreases until 6 sts remain. Gather sts & finish off.

For 3-scallop version (shown in TLC “Baby Amore” and Red Heart “Designer Sport”)

Follow 4-scallop version as written with these revisions:

Cast on 54 sts onto circular needle.

Work Rnds 1-3, then skip to Rnd 7 and continue with pattern.

Work lace pattern rounds until piece measures 3.5” to 4” from beginning.

Work crown decreases as written. Stitch counts after decrease rows will be:

48, 42, 36, 30, 24, 18, 12, 6 (i.e., 6 sts less on each decrease round)

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For personal or charity use only. Do not duplicate pattern for commercial purposes.

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