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Free Knitting Pattern: Seed Stitch Hat

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 90446B
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large

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

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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This is a two-color version of our classic beanie-style Seed Stitch Hat. For the original three-color seed stitch hat, click here.

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Color (A)

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Color (B)

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Taupe Hazelnut Cactus
*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 A.
Next Row (RS): With A, 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: *****4.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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Seed Stitch Hat on 2013-07-12 ****
I made this hat for my daughter and we've received many compliments on it. When I learn how to knit on circular needles, I'll make it again, eliminating the seam.
Also a great introduction to seed stitch, a very handsome stitch to be acquainted with!

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