Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - Knit
Description: This pattern uses a clever combination of Danube Bulky and Gold Rush to make a unique hat. Slip-stitch mosaic design adds visual and knitting interest. The bulky gauges of both yarns makes it work up quickly.
Level: Easy/Intermediate (k2tog & psso decreases, working in the rnd)
Size: Adult Medium
1 ball Crystal Palace Danube Bulky (shown in 905 "Fernwood") = MC
1 ball Crystal Palace Gold Rush (shown in 1003 “Morning Dew”) = CC
Gauge: 4.25 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 smallest circular needles and MC, CO 72 sts. Join, being careful not to twist; place marker to mark beg of rnd. K all sts around for 6 rnds. Join CC. (Carry the yarn not in use up as you go.)
With CC and larger needles -
Rnds 1 & 2: K2 rnds CC
Rnd 3: *(K2 MC, Sl-2 CC), repeat around.
Rnd 4: Repeat rnd 2
Rnds 5 & 6: Repeat Rnds 1&2
Rnds 7 & 8: K 2 rnds MC
Rnd 9: *(Sl-2 MC, K2CC), repeat around.
Rnd 10: As Rnd 6
Rnds 11 & 12: As Rnds 7 & 8
Repeat these 12 rnds until the stripe pattern is ~ 5-5.5 in from cast-on edge.
Crown Patt Rnd 1: with CC *(K2tog, K2 around) (54 sts)
Crown Patt Rnd 2: with CC, k around
Crown Patt Rnd 3: with MC *(K2 MC, Sl-2 CC) around, end K2MC
Crown Patt Rnd 4: repeat Crown Patt Rnd 3
Crown Patt Rnd 5: With CC, K around
Crown Patt Rnd 6: with CC, *(K2tog, K2 around); end K2tog (40 sts)
Designer's Note: Change to #8 dpn as st count drops.
Crown Patt Rnd 7: With MC, K around
Crown Patt Rnd 8: With MC, *(K2tog, K2 around). (30 sts)
Crown Patt Rnd 9: With CC *(Sl-2 MC, K2 CC), around; end K2 CC
Crown Patt Rnd 10: Repeat Crown Patt Rnd 9
Crown Patt Rnd 11: With MC, K around
Crown Patt Rnd 12: With MC *(K2tog, K2) around, end K2tog (22 sts)
Crown Patt Rnd 13: With CC, K2tog around (11 sts)
Crown Patt Rnd 14: With CC, K2tog around, end K1.
Cut yarn leaving an ~8 in end. With crochet hook, pull yarn through each st and drop off needle. Pull end snugly and take end to inside of cap. Secure on inside of hat and weave in all ends.