KNIT HAT (for anyone!) in 4 sizes

Designed by Kathy North         

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Skill level: Easy

Sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large

Materials: 

150 yds. worsted weight wool, acrylic, or blend
Size 8 (5 mm) circular needle (16 length) & set of four size 8 (5 mm) double-point needles (dpn)(for circular knitting)

OR -  Size 8 (5 mm) straight needles (for flat knitting back and forth)


Gauge:  9 sts = 2" in stockinette stitch


NOTE: If knitting in the round, change to dpn when stitches no longer fit comfortably on circular needle.

Medium size (see instructions for additional sizes at end of pattern)

Cast on 72 sts. If knitting on circular needles in the round, join for circular knitting, making sure that sts are not twisted on needle. Place marker to note beginning of rnds.

If knitting flat, knit in rows back and forth on straight needles.

 

Ribbing:

Row/Rnds 1-8: *K1, p1, rep from * around (or across)

Hat body:

Continue knitting around (if working circularly), or knit 1 row, purl 1 row for stockinette stitch (if knitting flat).  When hat measures approx. 6.5" from beginning, work top decreases for crown (8-point decrease) as follows:

*K7, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(64 sts)

Knit 1 round plain (if working circularly) - OR - Purl 1 row plain (if knitting flat).

*K6, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(56 sts)

Repeat plain round (or row).

*K5, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(48 sts)

Repeat plain round (or row).

*K4, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(40 sts)

Repeat plain round (or row).

*K3, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(32 sts)


Repeat plain round (or row).

*K2, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(24 sts)


*K1, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(16 sts)

*K2tog, rep from * around (or across)(8 sts)

Leaving 12" to 18" tail, cut yarn, thread into yarn needle, draw needle through remaining stitches to gather them, fasten off and weave in ends  - OR -  if knitting flat, sew back seam as invisibly as possible.

X-Small size

Work pattern for Medium size but cast on 64 sts and work to only 5.5 before crown decreases.  Begin decreases with *K6, k2tog instruction for Medium size & follow rest of decreases as written.

Small size

Work pattern for Medium size but cast on 68 sts and work to only 6 before crown decreases.  Begin decreases with one round of *K15, k2tog, rep from * around to get to 64 sts.  Knit (or purl) 1 rnd/row. Continue decreases with *K6, k2tog instruction for Medium size & follow rest of decreases as written.

Large size

Work pattern for Medium size but cast on 80 sts and work to 7 before crown decreases. 

Begin decreases with:

*K8, k2tog, rep from * around (across)(72 sts)

Knit 1 round plain (if working circularly) - OR - Purl 1 row plain (if knitting flat).

Continue with *K7, k2tog instruction for Medium size & follow rest of decreases as written.

  

KNIT HAT (for anyone!) in 4 sizes

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Skill level: Easy

Sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large


Materials:  150 yds. worsted weight wool, acrylic, or blend
 

Size 8 (5 mm) circular needle (16 length) & set of four size 8 (5 mm) double-point needles (dpn)(for circular knitting)

OR -  Size 8 (5 mm) straight needles (for flat knitting back and forth)

Tapestry needle


Gauge:  18 sts & 24 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on size 8 (5 mm) needle

Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), decrease (dec), each (ea), increase (inc), knit (k), knit two together (k2tog), purl (p), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), stitch (st), yarnover (yo)

Pattern notes: Instructions are given for both circular and flat knitting, in Medium size.  See instructions for additional sizes at end of pattern.


Hat

For Medium size only:

CO 72 sts. If knitting in the round on circular needles, join for circular knitting, making sure that sts are not twisted on needle. Place marker to note beginning of rnds.  If knitting flat, knit in rows back and forth on straight needles.

Ribbing:

Row/Rnds 1-8: *K1, p1, rep from * around (or across)

Hat body:

Continue knitting around (if working circularly), or knit 1 row, purl 1 row for stockinette stitch (if knitting flat). 

When hat measures approx. 6.5" from beginning, work top decreases for crown (8-point decrease) as follows (NOTE: If knitting in the round, change to dpn when stitches no longer fit comfortably on circular needle):

*K7, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(64 sts)

Knit 1 round plain (if working circularly) - OR - Purl 1 row plain (if knitting flat).

*K6, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(56 sts)

Repeat plain round (or row).

*K5, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(48 sts)

Repeat plain round (or row).

*K4, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(40 sts)

Repeat plain round (or row).

*K3, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(32 sts)


Repeat plain round (or row).

*K2, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(24 sts)

*K1, k2tog, rep from * around (or across)(16 sts)

*K2tog, rep from * around (or across)(8 sts)

 Leaving 12" to 18" tail, cut yarn, thread into yarn needle, draw needle through remaining stitches to gather them, fasten off and weave in ends  - OR -  if knitting flat, sew back seam as invisibly as possible.
 

For X-Small size only:

Work pattern for Medium size but cast on 64 sts and work to only 5.5 before crown decreases.  Begin decreases with *K6, k2tog instruction for Medium size & follow rest of decreases as written.

 For Small size only:

Work pattern for Medium size but cast on 68 sts and work to only 6 before crown decreases.  Begin decreases with one round of *K15, k2tog, rep from * around to get to 64 sts.  Knit (or purl) 1 rnd/row. Continue decreases with *K6, k2tog instruction for Medium size & follow rest of decreases as written.

For Large size only:

Work pattern for Medium size but cast on 80 sts and work to 7 before crown decreases. 

Begin decreases with:

*K8, k2tog, rep from * around (across)(72 sts)

Knit 1 round plain (if working circularly) - OR - Purl 1 row plain (if knitting flat).
Continue with *K7, k2tog instruction for Medium size & follow rest of decreases as written.

 
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