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Free Knitting Pattern: Seed Stitch Hat

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Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 90446AD
Rating: *****4.4 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Varies
Finished circumference 18 (20, 22) in. (45.5 (51, 56) cm).


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This comfy all-weather hat is a great way to work practice seed stitch. For the two-color version of the hat, click here. For the sweater make the Essential Jacket in Seaspray.
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Cherry Taupe Seaspray Hazelnut Cactus Stone Violet Lime
*Cotton-Ease (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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Seed Stitch Hat

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®


20 sts = about 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


K1, p1 Rib (even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Repeat Row 1 for K1, p1 Rib.

Seed St (even number of sts)
Row 1 (WS): *P1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for Seed St.

With A, cast on 90 (100, 110) sts. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm), end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next Row (WS): Beg with Row 1, work in Seed St until piece measures 2 1/2 (2 1/2, 3) in. (6.5 (6.5, 7.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Change to B.
Next Row (RS): With B, knit.
Next Row: Work in Seed St until piece measures 4 1/2 (5, 6) in. (11.5 (12.5, 15) cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Change to C.
Next Row (RS): With C, knit.
Work in Seed St for 1 1/2 in. (4 cm), end with a RS row.
Next Row: *Work in Seed St over 10 sts, place marker; rep from *.
Next Row (RS): *P2 tog, (k1, p1) to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; rep from * to end of row – 72 (80, 88) sts.
Next Row: *K1, p1; rep from *.
Next Row: *K2tog, (p1, k1) to 2 sts before marker, p2tog – 54 (60, 66) sts.
Next Row: *P1, k1; rep from *. Remove markers.
Next Row: *P2tog, k1, p1, k2tog; rep from * across – 36 (40, 44) sts.
Next Row: *K1, p1; rep from *.
Next Row: *K2tog, p2tog; rep from * across – 18 (20, 22) sts.
Next Row: *P1, k1; rep from *.
Next Row: *P2tog, k2tog; rep from * across – 9 (10, 11) sts.
Cut yarn, leaving an 18 in. (45.5 cm) tail. Thread tail into large eyed needle and through remaining 9 (10, 11) sts, pull tog tightly and fasten off.

Sew seam. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.4 (based on 7 reviews)
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Seed Stitch Hat Reviewed by Ciara Robinson on 2013-01-26 *****
I LOVE this hat. I've made two now because it's just too great to only have in one color. It's quick, easy, and very cute. I always end up accidentally making it an extra two inches longer because I just get going on the seed stitch and don't stop! Luckily, this just gives it even more of that slouchy hat look.

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