Lion Brand® Modern Baby®
22 sts + 36 rnds = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in rnds (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
k1b inc (knit 1 in row below increase). An increase worked by Inserting tip of right needle through center of st 1 row below next st on left needle and knit the st, then knit the st on the left needle–1 st increased.
K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of row.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds.
1. Brim is worked flat in Garter st (k every row). Increases and decreases shape the points across one long edge.
2. Sts are picked up across the long straight edge of Brim to beg Crown (Top of Hat). Crown is worked in rnds of St st (k every rnd).
Work back and forth in rows on 2 double pointed needles.
Cast on 11 (13) sts.
Note: All sts are slipped as if to purl.
Row 1: Wyif sl 1, k to end of row.
Row 2: Wyif sl 1, k1b inc, k to end of row – 12 (14) sts.
Rows 3-12 (14): Rep Rows 1 and 2 five (six) more times – 17 (20) sts at the end of Row 12 (14).
Row 13 (15): Wyif sl 1, k to end of row.
Row 14 (16): Wyif sl 1, k2tog, k to end of row – 16 (18) sts.
Rows 15-24 (17-28): Rep Rows 13 and 14 five (six) more times – 11 (13) sts at the end of Row 24.
Rows 25-168 (29-196): Rep Rows 1-24 (28) six more times.
Crown (Top of Hat)
From RS, pick up and p84 (96) sts evenly spaced across long straight edge of Brim. Divide sts evenly onto 3 double pointed needles, placing 28 (32) sts on each needle. 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.
Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds for 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Work in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) until Crown measures 3 1/4 (3 3/4) in. (8.5 (9.5) cm).
Rnd 1: *K10, k2tog; rep from * around – 77 (88) sts.
Rnd 2 and all even-numbered rnds: Knit.
Rnd 3: *K9, k2tog; rep from * around – 70 (80) sts.
Rnd 5: *K8, k2tog; rep from * around – 63 (72) sts.
Rnd 7: *K7, k2tog; rep from * around – 56 (64) sts.
Rnd 9: *K6, k2tog; rep from * around – 49 (56) sts.
Rnd 11: *K5, k2tog; rep from * around – 42 (48) sts.
Rnd 13: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around – 35 (40) sts.
Rnd 15: *K3, k2tog; rep from * around – 28 (32) sts.
Rnd 17: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around – 21 (24) sts.
Rnd 18: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around – 14 (16) sts.
Rnd 19: *K2tog; rep from * around – 7 (8) sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle and through rem 7 (8) sts and pull to gather. Knot to secure.
Sew cast-on and bound-off edges of Brim together.
Weave in ends.
Fold Brim to outside.