This lovely hat features an easy-to-memorize 4 row repeat of simple stitches that create a pretty, lacy fabric. Made with bulky 5 yarn, it’s a super quick knit.
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With its versatility and affordability, Red Heart Soft Essentials is the perfect choice for this interesting stitch pattern, and it just couldn’t be nicer to work with. Super soft and lovely, this economical acrylic yarn is machine washable. The Blyss Hat takes less than one skein of Soft Essentials and will knit up in no time at all!
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Red Heart Soft Essentials in Seafoam
Bulky Weight #5 ~ 85 grams, 79 yards
15 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Teen/Adult = 21 to 23 inch head circumference
Circumference = 18.5 inches
Length = 8.5 inches
K = knit
P = purl
TBL = through back loop
TOG = together
YO = yarn over
I knit on 2 circular needles for the entire hat. You can use one long circular for magic loop method, or one 16-inch circular for the hat body with double pointed needles for the decreases.
Setup: Using your preferred method, cast on 70 stitches. Join to knit in the round.
Round 1: *K1 TBL, P1. Repeat from * to end. (70)
Round 2 to Round 8: Repeat Round 1. Work should measure approximately 2 inches from cast on edge.
Round 9: K around. (70)
Round 10: K around. (70)
Round 11: K1, *YO, P1, P3TOG, P1, YO, K2. Repeat from * to end. Last repeat will end with K1 instead of K2.
Round 12 to Round 14: K around. (70)
Repeat Round 11 to Round 14 until work measures approximately 6.5 inches. I stopped at Round 38.
Round 39: K1, *P1, P3TOG, P1, K2. Repeat from * to end. Last repeat will end with K1 instead of K2. (50)
Round 40: K around until one stitch remains. Do not knit last stitch.
If working on 2 circulars or magic loop method: Transfer the last stitch of each needle to the beginning of the next needle so the beginning and ending K1’s are sitting next to each other.
If working on 16-inch circulars: Switch to double points. Separate stitches as follows: 15, 10, 15, 10, with the unworked stitch from Round 40 in the first stitch position.
Round 41: *K2TOG, K3. Repeat from * to end. (40)
Round 42: K around. (40)
Round 43: *K2TOG, K2. Repeat from * to end. (30)
Round 44: K around. (30)
Round 45: *K2TOG, K1. Repeat from * to end. (20)
Round 46: K around. (20)
Round 47: *K2TOG. Repeat from * to end. (10)
Cut the yarn and weave the tail through the remaining 10 stitches to secure them. Weave in all ends.
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