Another Knitted Hat

Because the blog is my scrapbook. 

And I can’t remember details of projects. 

This knitted hat is knitted from the brim to the crown on a 16″ #9 circular. I used an acrylic worsted yarn throughout and added an eyelash yarn for the body. 

Cast on 64; join being careful not to twist. Work in ribbing K2, P2 for 1 1/4″. 

Add the eyelash yarn and knit in stockinette stitch, holding both yarns as one, until entire piece measures about 6″. 

Drop the eyelash yarn and knit one plain round, knitting the first two stitches together to reduce the stitch count to 63. 

Place a marker at the beginning of the round, and use Elizabeth Zimmermann’s swirled decrease, which will have 7 areas of decreasing as follows:

Knit 7, knit 2 together. 

Knit a plain round. 

Knit 6, knit 2 together. 

Knit a plain round. 

Knit 5, knit 2 together. 

At this point you will have 49 stitches on the circular (or double-points if you have switched over). This is the magic number you need on the needle(s) to start decreasing EVERY round. In other words, leave out the plain row, and continue knitting until you have 7 stitches left. 

Break the yarn, leaving maybe 6″ to draw through the 7 stitches, pull it up tightly, and secure the end on the inside by weaving it in. 

Weave in the yarn tail at the start of the hat, and clip all the yarn tails short. 

This should fit an older child’s head. 

At least, that’s the plan. 

   
 

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