I wish that I was a little more creative and could come up with some great name for this hat, but that just is not the case. The hat is made using lace stitches, so it will be the Lace Hat for now. If anyone has any suggestions for another name, I am totally open to hearing them.
The hat did not take too long to knit. An important thing to remember is using a yarn that has a little stretch and making sure to not let your stitches get too tight. There is a lot of moving yarn from pegs to pegs and if your stitches are too tight it will make it very hard to complete.
Skills you will need to make hat: e-wrap, knit (k), purl (p), yarn over (yo), and knit 3 together (k3tog).
Notes: Stitch markers are not necessary, but they do make it so much easier to keep up with your pattern. I started using stitch markers earlier this year and I really can't believe it took me so long to use them.
I used Caron Brand Simply Soft in Victorian Rose. I think it is obvious by now if you have read through my blog that Caron Simply Soft is one of my favorite yarns.
I was able to use the green Knifty Knitter with 36 pegs. I normally cannot use the green loom for adult hats, but this hat has such an open design that it will stretch and not look silly on an adult.
I used two strands of yarn held as one.
I used the u-wrap for the knit stitch. This helps to make sure the stitches are not too tight.
Yarn Over - you will need to move the loops that are on this peg, so the peg will be empty. Take your working yarn and just lay it in front of the peg.
Knit 3 Together - You will be taking the yarn that is on the pegs before and after the peg and put it on the peg. You will then lay your working yarn on top of the peg that will have 3 loops on it and knit over. This can be tricky. But, if your stitches are not too tight it is possible. I also found that if I just knit them over one at a time this worked well.
Now finally the actual pattern of the hat. :)
1. If you are using stitch markers split your loom into sections of 6.
2. Cast on using the e-wrap.
3. I made a ribbed brim by doing p2, k2 * repeat this around the loom. Continue doing this for a total of 8 rows.
4. YO, K3tog, Yo, P, P, P * repeat this pattern around the loom.
5. K, K, K, P, P, P *repeat
6. P,P,P, YO, K3TOG, YO * repeat
7. P,P,P,K,K,K * repeat
8. Repeat patterns 4-7 until hat reaches the desired length. I had to do the pattern for a total of 8 times. I probably could have done it 7 times, but I like for my hats to come down over my ears.
9. Once your hat is big enough, decrease your pegs by half. Take yarn on peg 1 and move it to peg 2. Take the bottom yarn over the top yarn. Continue moving all the yarn on odd pegs to even pegs.
10. Finish by gathering the hat in whatever way you like.
I hope you enjoy this pattern. If you need any help with hat, please leave a comment. If you make a hat using this pattern I'd love to see it. Please leave a comment with a link to your picture. Feel free to share this pattern, but please include a link to my blog.
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