Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - Knit
Description: Pattern is written for ribbed edge with rolled edge option in parentheses.
Level: Easy (working in the round, k2tog decrease)
Size: Adult Medium
Gauge: 20 sts = 4” in stockinette st
Abbreviations: k- knit; k2tog- knit 2 together; p- purl; rnd- round; st(s)- stitch(es); yo- yarn over
Right increase (inc): Tip left needle forward and knit into purl bump on st one row below, then knit the st on the left needle.
Cast on 100 sts with size 5 needle for ribbed edge hat with desired edge color. (Cast on with size 7 needle for rolled edge hat.) Place marker and join, taking care not to twist sts.
For hat with ribbed edge: Work in K1-P1 rib for 1”. Knit one round even.
(For hat with rolled edge: Work in stockinette st for 2”.)
For both styles, work Increase round:
*K4, right inc in next st* all around – 120 sts. Knit one round even.
Change to next color and begin pattern:
*K2, yo, K2, K2 tog*. Repeat between * around.
Repeat this pattern round, changing color every 4 rounds, until hat measures 6.5” from cast-on edge for ribbed hat.
(For rolled edge hat, measure from bottom of roll.)
Begin decreasing (with desired crown color):
Rnd 1: *K4, K2 tog* all around – 100 sts
Rnd 2: *K18, K2 tog, place marker.* Repeat between * 4 times more – 95 sts
Rnd 3: *K to 2 sts before marker, K2 tog.*
Repeat Rnd 3 until 10 sts remain, changing to double point needles when stitches no longer fit around circular needle.
Cut yarn and draw thru remaining loops. Draw up firmly and fasten off.