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Home : Patterns : Seed Stitch Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Seed Stitch Hat

Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern #: 70088A
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

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


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*Lion Wool (Article #820). 100% wool; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (158yds/144m) pull skeins

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Seed Stitch Hat

Lion Brand® Lion® Wool


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): *K 1, p 1; rep from *.
Row 2: Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed Stitch

Cast on 80 sts. Work in Seed st until piece 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 k sts and k the p 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 together tightly to secure.

Sew 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: *****4.6 (based on 8 reviews)
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Seed Stitch Hat Reviewed by Wilma on 2011-02-08 *****
This is a great hat for showing off a beautiful yarn. I used a bright colored ombre just like the pattern called for and the seed stitch really shows it off. Pattern was a little tricky toward the end with the decreasing, but at least maintains the seed stitch pattern and looks great.

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