ADULT HAT

Uses approx 60g DK yarn.

TIP: Not sure you have enough yarn? Why not weigh it! Don’t forget it can be stripey!

 

 

 

 

Using 3.25mm (UK Size 10) needles cast on 120 stitches.
Work 14 rows in K2, P2 rib

Change to 4mm (UK Size 8) needles and starting with a knit row, work 15cm (6 inches) in stocking stitch.

Shape Crown:

Row 1:  K5, [K2tog, K10] repeat to last 5 sts, K5  (110 sts)

Row 2:  Purl to end

Row 3:  Knit to end

Row 4:  Purl to end

Row 5:  [K5, K2tog] repeat to last 5 sts, K5  (95 sts)

Row 6:  Purl to end

Row 7:  Knit to end

Row 8:  Purl to end

Row 9:  K2, [K2tog, K4] repeat to last stitch, K1  (79 sts)

Row 10:  Purl to end

Row 11:  Knit to end

Row 12:  Purl to end

Row 13: [K3, K2tog] repeat to last 4 sts, K4  (64 sts)

Row 14:  Purl to end

Row 15:  Knit to end

Row 16:  Purl to end

Row 17: [K3, K2tog] repeat to last 4 sts, K4  (52 sts)

Row 18:  Purl to end

Row 19:  Knit to end

Row 20:  Purl to end

Row 21: [K2, K2tog] repeat to end  (39 sts)

Row 22:  Purl to end

Row 23:  [K2tog, K1] repeat to end  (26 sts)

Row 24:  Purl to end

Row 25:  [K2tog] repeat to end  (13 sts)

Break off yarn.  Thread through remaining stitches.  Pull tight and secure.

 

To make up

Sew down back of hat ensuring the seam cannot be seen.

Optional: Make a pompom and attach securely to the top of the hat.