Modern Striped Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
16 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd). 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
K2, p2, Rib worked in the rnd (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.
*With A work 4 rnds, with B work 2 rnds, with A work 1 rnd, with C work 4 rnds, with A work 1 rnd, with B work 4 rnds, with C work 2 rnds; rep from * for Stripe Sequence.
Note: When working Stripe Sequence, carry colors not in use up wrong side of work.
1. Hat is worked from lower edge up to crown (top of Hat).
2. Hat is worked in the round, beg with a circular needle, then changing to double pointed needles (dpns) when sts have been decreased.
3. If you prefer, the entire Hat can be worked on double pointed needles.
With circular needle and A, cast on 76 sts.
Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd and Stripe Sequence, until piece measures about 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) from beg.
Work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) and Stripe Sequence until piece measures about 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm) from beg.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K10, k2tog; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4 - 70 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next (Decrease Rnd): *K8, k2tog, place marker (pm); rep from * to end of rnd - 63 sts at the end of this rnd.
Note: You may wish to use different colored markers from beg of rnd marker.
Next Rnd: Knit, changing to double pointed needles (dpn) as follows: With first dpn, k 24 sts from circular needle, with second and third dpn, k16 from circular needle, with fourth dpn, k7, place marker for beg of rnd, then k8 from first dpn. You will have 3 dpn with 16 sts on each, fourth dpn will have 15 sts.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker; rep from * to end of rnd - 56 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 6 more times - 14 sts when all decreases are completed.
Remove markers while working next rnd.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 7 sts at the end of this rnd.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
Weave in ends.
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