A Knotty Hat
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Original Pattern by Professor Knitwit
This hat is fun and quick to make - plus, the yarn is super soft and warm!!
Circumference unstretched: 19'' at brim
Size: Snug fitting - to fit women's average head
Gauge: 4sts/ 1''
Yarn: Catalina 100% Baby Alpaca - 1 skein (109 yards); Color: Lavendar Melange 105
Needles: 24 or 16 inch US 8 Circular needle; 1 set US 8 dpns
Note: Because you will be doing many p3tog and k3tog, it's a good idea to use needles with pointy tips. I used Bryspun Circulars and would recommend them for this project, but any pointy tip will do.
Make Knot: p3tog leaving sts on left-hand needle, now knit them together, then purl them together and slip off needle
Knot pattern uses a multiple of 6 + 5 sts - to increase or decrease size of hat, keep that in mind
CO 65 sts
Work 2 rounds in garter st
Start knot pattern:
Round 1&2: st st
Round 3: K1 *make knot, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, make knot, k1
Rounds 4-6: st st
Round 7: K4, *make knot, k3; rep from * to last st, k1
Round 8: st st
Rep previous 8 rounds until hat is 5 inches from beg
Start decreasing hat on round 2, 4 , 6 or 8
Decrease 6 sts evenly in round
Transfer to dpns
Continue dec 6sts every OTHER row
When 23sts remain, dec every row
When 11 sts remain, break yarn and thread through remaining sts
Weave in ends
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