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Home : Patterns : Multi-Directional Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Multi-Directional Hat

Lion Brand® Jamie®
Pattern #: L20017
Rating: ****3.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference About 16 1/2 in. (42 cm). Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 881-206: Jamie Yarn: Mardi Gras Stripes
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Angel White Powder Pink Lullaby Pink Little Boy Blue Blue Bonnet Peachy Sunshine Pink Stripes
Pastel Stripes Summer Stripes Twinkle Stripes Blue Stripes Caribbean Stripes Mardi Gras Stripes
*Jamie® (Article #881). 100% Acrylic; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz (50 g), 137 yd (125 m)
Stripes: 1.4 oz (40 g), 109 yd (100 m)

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•  881-206 Jamie Yarn: Mardi Gras Stripes
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Multi-Directional Hat

Lion Brand® Jamie®


20 sts + 28 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

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


1. Hat is made of 2 Rectangles; each of the 2 Rectangles are made in 2 halves, with stripes created by the yarn.
2. The Rectangles are sewed together and then ribbing is worked along the lower edge.

First Half

Cast on 25 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 34 rows.
Bind off, but do not fasten off last st.

Second Half
Beg with 1 st on needle, pick up and k24 more sts evenly spaced across adjoining edge of first half (for a total of 25 sts).
Next Row (WS): Knit.
Beg with a RS row, work in St st for 34 rows.
Bind off.

All pieces are sewed together with straight st on the RS of each piece, so that the seams show.
Sew Rectangles together along one short side, with the stripes running in alternate directions.
From RS, pick up and k82 sts evenly spaced across one long edge of seamed piece.
Next Row (WS): P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end of row.
Next Row: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows until ribbing measures about 1 in. (2.5 cm). Bind off in rib.
Fold piece in half and from RS, sew remaining side seam and top seam.

Following package directions, make 2 small pom-poms.
Tie one pom-pom to each top corner of Hat.
Weave in ends.

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

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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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Multi-Directional Hat Reviewed by kaylafisher on 2013-11-14 ***
I found the edges didn't look very tidy, I would seriously consider either seaming on the inside or using a more stable and decorative border.
I added a thicker ribbing, knitting a little over an inch then adding a purl row (for folding), knitting another inch of ribbing, and then folding it to the inside and whip-stitching it to the inside for a softer, more cushion-y hem/ribbing.

The local yarn stores didn't carry very many Jamie yarns, only 4 colors, 3 of which were solids, so I used the Caribbean Stripes instead of the color used in the photo.

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