Robin’s Egg Blue Hat
By Rachel IuferApproximate finished circumference:
16 sts to 4 inches, 24 rows to 4 inches in stockinette
14 sts to 4 inches, 28 rows to 4 inches in seed stitchMaterials:
Patons Shetland Chunky, less than one ball (121 yds)
US 10 (6.0mm) straights and double pointed needles
1 Button: 1 5/8 to 2 inch diameter
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Knit, purl, increase, decrease, knitting in the round, bind off
K2tog: knit two stitches together as one
Seed stitch: k1, p1 to end. On next, and following rows, knit into the purl stitches and purl into the knit stitches.
Kf/b: knit into the front of the stitch, leave it on the left needle then knit into the back of the stitch. One stitch increased.
With straight needles, cast on 80 stitches
Work 3 rows seed stitch, slip the last stitch purlwise on even rows.
Rw 1: k1, kf/b, continue in seed stitch
Rw 2: seed stitch
Rep row 1 and 2, two times more (3 stitches increased)
Rw 1: k1, k2tog, continue in seed stitch
Rw 2: seed stitch
Rep row 1 and 2, two times more (3 stitches decreased)
Knit two more rows seed stitch.
Next row: bind off 12 stitches, knit to the end of the row and join in the round on double pointed needles (68 stitches total)
Work in the round in stockinette stitch until the hat measures 5- 5.5 inches in total.
Begin decreases: (this is how I decreased on my hat. It’s probably not the prettiest or most perfect way to do this, so if you have a better way, please, decrease the way you like)
Rw 1: *knit 7, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 2: k all stitches
Rw 3: *knit 6, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 4: k all stitches
Rw 5: *knit 5, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 6: k all stitches
Rw 7: *knit 4, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 8: k all stitches
Rw 9: *knit 3, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 10: k all stitches
Rw 11: *knit 2, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 12: k all stitches
Rw 13: *knit 1, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 14: *k2tog* to end.
Cut yarn, thread tail through the remaining loops and secure.
Tack down the flap to the base of the hat and sew on a button. Weave in all ends.