Free Pattern from amirisu - Broken Stripe Hat

If you are anxious to try out Woolfolk Får but not quite sure what to knit with it, or, if you have some leftover from your previous projects, we have a great pattern for you! A simple unisex hat in navy and white goes with most winter wardrobe.  If you start knitting it now, you can still wear it this winter!

Broken Stripe hat
Slip stitches make simple stripes interesting and fun to knit.
With Woolfolk yarn it is light and feels so good to wear.
It’s a perfect unisex hat!

Design by Miyoko Cancro

Woolfolk FAR (100% Ovis XXI Ultimate Merino Wool 142 yards/130m; 50g) MC 1(2) skein, CC 1 skein; Sample shown in #11 and #02

Any light worsted or DK yarn
135(160) yards / 125(150) m of MC, 10(15)yards / 9(14) m of CC

US6 (4mm) 16” circular needle or DPN’s
US8 (5mm) 16” circular needle and DPN’s
Or needle to obtain gauge

20 sts x 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch with larger needle

Kid 18~20”/48~50 cm (Adult 20~23”/50~58 cm)

Finished measurements
17(19)"/43(48) cm circumference un-stretched x 8(9)” /20(23) cm height

12 markers, Tapestry needle

Note : This hat is knitted in the round from brim to crown. If you want to adjust size, CO 4 or 8 sts less/more for brim and increase/decrease the same number of stitches on set up round of main section. Then follow rest of the pattern.

With smaller circular needle and MC, CO 96(108) sts. PM and join in the rnd.
Being careful not to twist.
Work in 2 x 2 rib (repeat K2, P2) for 13(20) rnds or until 1.5(2.25)” / 4(6) cm from CO.

Main Section
Switch to larger circular needle.
Set up rnd : *K8(9), PM; rep from * to end.
Rnd 1 : Join CC, *K7(8), Sl1, SM; rep from * to end. Cut CC.
Rnd 2 : Keep working with MC. K to end.
Rnd 3 : *K7(8), Sl1, SM; rep from * to end.
Rnd 4 : K to end.
Rnd 5 ~ 8 (10) : Rep rnd 3 and 4 for 2(3) more times.
Rep rnd 1~ 8 (10) 3 more times.
Rep rnd 1~4 once more.

Crown shaping
Dec rnd : *K2tog, K to 3 sts before marker, SSK, Sl1, SM; rep from * to end.
24 sts decreased. 72(84) sts remain.
Next rnd : K to end.
Rep last 2 rnds once more. 48(60) sts remain.
Dec rnd : (Kid only) *K2tog, Sl1, SM; rep from * to end. 36 sts remain.
Dec rnd : (Adult only) *K2tog, SSK, Sl1, SM; rep from * to end. 36 sts remain.
Next rnd : K to end.
Dec rnd : *K2tog, Sl1, RM; rep from * to end. 24 sts remain.
Next rnd : K to end.
Dec rnd : Rep K2tog to end. 12 sts remain.
Next rnd : K to end.

Cut yarn, leaving a 6”(10cm) tail. With a tapestry needle pull through remaining sts tightly to close the top of crown. Weave in all ends. Block lightly.

CO : Cast on
K : Knit P : Purl
MC : Main color
CC : Contrast color
Sl : Slip stitch
st(s) : Stitch(es)
BO : Bind off
Dec : Decrease
Rep : Repeat
Rnd(s) : Round(s)
PM : Place marker
SM : Slip marker
RM : Remove marker
K2tog : Knit 2 sts together
SSK : Slip 2 sts knitwise, knit together through the back loops

© Miyoko Cancro 2014
The design and images are property of Miyoko Cancro. Non-commercial use only.

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