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Free Knitting Pattern: Seed Stitch Hat

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 60813AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 22 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Finished circumference 20 in. (51 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 27, 2009)

Cast on 80 sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 3 rows.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Seed Stitch Hat

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®


16 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed stitch. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1 (RS):
*K1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: P the knit sts and k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

K1, P1 Rib
Row 1 (RS):
*K1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Rib.

Cast on 80 sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 3 rows.
Work in Seed st until Hat measures 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beginning, end with a WS row.
Shape Crown
Row 1 (RS):
*(K1, p1) 4 times, k2tog; rep from * - 72 sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows: P the knit sts and k the purl sts.
Row 3: *(K1, p1) 3 times, k1, p2tog; rep from * - 64 sts.
Row 5: *(K1, p1) 3 times, k2tog; rep from * - 56 sts.
Row 7: *(K1, p1) twice, k1, p2tog; rep from * - 48 sts.
Row 9: *(K1, p1) twice, k2tog; rep from * - 40 sts.
Row 11: *K1, p1, k1, p2tog; rep from * - 32 sts.
Row 13: *K1, p1, k2tog; rep from * - 24 sts.
Row 15: *K1, p2tog; rep from * - 16 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. With large-eyed blunt needle, thread tail through remaining sts and pull tightly to secure.

Sew back seam. Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 22 reviews)
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Seed Stitch Hat Reviewed by carol pearson on 2013-01-24 *****
Tthis turned out very well. I did add 1/2 an inch to the 5 inch instructions before working on the crown, and for much easier knitting I did the crown shaping entirely in garter stitch (knit only). It turned out well as the garter stitch blended well with the seed stitch. I am very pleased and I think this is a wonderful pattern. Thanks.

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