Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - Knit
Description: This one-ball cap is stylish with eyelet patterning throughout.
Level: Easy/Intermediate (k2tog & psso decreases, working in the rnd)
Size: Adult Medium
Gauge: 4 sts=1 inch over pattern stitch on larger needles
Abbreviations: beg- beginning; CO- cast on; dec- decrease; inc- increase; k- knit; kfb- k into front and back of same st (inc by 1 st); k2tog- knit 2 stitches together (dec by 1 st); p- purl; psso- pass slipped st over; rep- repeat; rnd- round; sl-1- slip 1 st; ssk- slip 1 stitch knitwise onto right needle, slip 2nd stitch knitwise onto right needle, slip both stitches back onto left needle and knit them together (dec by 1 st); st(s)- stitch(es); yo- yarn over
With smaller circular needles, CO 76 sts. Join, being careful not to twist; place marker to mark beg of rnd. K all sts around for 4 rnds. Work in P2, K2 ribbing for 4 rnds, working K2tog in last 2 sts (75 sts rem). Change to larger circular needles.
Rnd 1: *(P3, k2tog, YO), repeat around.
Rnd 2: *(P3, k3), repeat around.
Rnd 3: *(P2, K2tog, K1, YO), repeat around.
Rnd 4: *(p2, k3), repeat around.
Rnd 5: *(p1, k2tog, K2, YO), repeat around.
Rnd 6: *(p1, k4), repeat around.
Rnd 7: *(K2tog, K3, YO) repeat around.
Rnd 8: K around.
Work these 8 rnds three (3) times, or until hat is ~ 5.5 in from cast-on edge.
Crown Decreases: (change to dpn as needed)
Dec Rnd 1: *(p2tog, p1, k2tog, yo), repeat around. Work 2 rnds as *(p2, k2) around.
Dec Rnd 2: *(P2tog, K2tog, yo), repeat around. Work 2 rnds as *(p1, k2) around.
Dec Rnd 3: *(K3tog, YO), repeat around. K 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 4: *(k2tog, yo, k2tog), repeat around, ending k2tog. K 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 5: K2tog.
Dec Rnd 6: K2tog, end k1.Cut yarn leaving an ~8 in end.
With crochet hook or yarn sewing needle, pull yarn through each st and drop off needle.
Pull snugly and take end to inside of cap. Secure on inside of hat and weave in all ends.