Light and Lacey Hat

Light and Lacey Hat
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This light and "Lacey" hat is perfect for spring and summer! I love creating and wearing pretty slouchie or beanie style hats that rest lightly on my head; not to hot and enjoyable for summer, but heavy enough to keep your hair down! Consider making one of these pretty hats for a birthday gift or teacher appreciation gift. Share your love of knitting with your friends and family!

Skill level: Intermediate

Materials: 186 yards of fingering weight cotton yarn. This sample was knit with Rowan 4ply cotton yarn in pale pink.

16 inch size 5 needle

Size 5 dpns

Stitch marker

Yarn needle

Gauge: Ribbing is 4 sts to the inch

Stitches used:

K = knit

P = purl

K2tog = knit 2 together

 

Hat Instructions:

Cast on 90

Round 1: Join in a round being careful not to twist, place a marker, K 2, P 1, around, slip marker when you come to it.

Rounds 2-6: K 2, P 1, around, slip marker as you come to it.

Round 7: K in each stitch around, slip marker when you come to it.

Round 8: *K 2tog, Yo, repeat from * around. Slip marker when you come to it.

Round 9: K in each stitch around, slip marker when you come to it.

Round 10: *Yo, K2tog, repeat from * around. Slip marker when you come to it.

Round 11: K in each stitch around, slip marker when you come to it.

Repeat round 7 – 10 until hat measures 7 inches from cast on, ending on round 11.

Top of hat.

As you decrease change to dpns when it get to hard to knit around on the circular needle.

Round 1: Repeat round 8.

Round 2:* K 8, K2tog, repeat around, slip marker as you come to it. (81)

Round 3: Repeat round 10, to last stitch, K 1, slip marker.

Round 4: *K7, K2tog, repeat around, slip marker as you come to it.(72)

Round 5: Repeat round 8.

Round 6: * K 6, K2tog, repeat around, slip marker as you come to it. (63)

Round 7: Repeat round 10, to last stitch, K1, slip marker.

Round 8: * K 5, K2tog, repeat around, slip marker as you come to it. (54)

Round 9: Repeat round 8.

Round 10: * K 4, K2tog, repeat around, slip marker as you come to it. (45)

Round 11: Repeat round 10, to last stitch, K1, slip marker.

Round 12: * K 3, K2tog, repeat around, slip marker as you come to it. (36)

Round 13: Repeat round 8.

Round 14: * K 2, K2tog, repeat around, slip marker as you come to it. (27)

Round 15: Repeat round 10, to last stitch, K1, slip marker.

Round 16: * K 1, K2tog, repeat around, slip marker as you come to it. (18)

Round 17: Repeat round 8.

Round 18: * K2tog, around.

Break yarn and weave through remaining stitches and secure. Weave in all ends.

 

About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.