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Mochi Plus Hat with TuTu Ruffle
Designed & Knit by Barbara Breiter

This ruffled hat for youngsters uses slow striping Mochi Plus and TuTu ruffles around the brim.

18" circumference; will stretch (ages 8-14)
For older teens or adults, work the body of hat an extra inch before beginning the crown shaping.

16 sts = 4" in St st with yarn A

Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles Size 10 US (6 mm) 16 or 20" circulars
1 - 50 gr ball
Crystal Palace Yarns
Mochi Plus in color #533 "violets"  (yarn A)
1 - 50 gr hank Crystal Palace Yarns TuTu in color #104, "violets"  (yarn B)

Instructions  See special instructions for knitting with Tutu.
With A, CO 72 sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark beg of round.
Rnd 1: P
Rnd 2: K
Rnd 3: With A and B, P
Rnd 4: With A, K
Rnd 5: With A and B, P
Cut B. With A, work in St st (knit every rnd) until 6" including ruffle.

Crown Decreases   Note: Change to double points when sts no longer fit on circulars.
Rnd 1: *k6, k2tog; rep from * - 63 sts
Rnds 2 and all even rows: K
Rnd 3: *k5, k2tog; rep from * - 54 sts
Rnd 5: *k4, k2tog; rep from * - 45 sts
Rnd 7: *k3, k2tog; rep from * - 36 sts
Rnd 9: *k2, k2tog; rep from * - 27 sts
Rnd 11: *k1, k2tog; rep from * - 18 sts
Rnd 12: k2tog around - 9 sts

Cut yarn, leaving long tail. Thread through tapestry needle and thread through each rem st on needle as if to purl, taking sts off needle.
Pull tightly to close top of hat. Weave in ends on WS.

Thank you to Barbara Breiter for sharing this pattern with us.
For more patterns from Barbara Breiter, see her website here: Knitting on the Net

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copyright 2012 Barbara Breiter & Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting pattern with knitters.
The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format or elsewhere on the Web without permission.

Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Mochi Plus & TuTu are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.