LB’s Hat – Free Pattern

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A simplistic hat with a folded crown that is perfect for showing off handspun and hand painted yarns.  A 4oz fibre club shipment should yield enough handspun to finish this hat, with some left over.

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Yarn: ~275 yards of your favourite fingering weight yarn
Pictured in handspun alpaca silk in “Black Rainbow” coloway by Upstream Alpacas

Needles: 3mm, 16″ circular or size necessary to obtain gauge.

Gauge:  24 stitches x 28 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch

Finished size:  14″ in circumference at ribbing and 20″ on body of the hat, 11″ in length from CO edge but may be made longer, if desired.

Notions:  Stitch marker for marking beginning of round, an extra 3mm needle for holding half the stitches when grafting the top closed (a specific length isn’t crucial), and a tapestry needle for sewing in ends.

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Using long tail method (or your preferred CO method), CO 126 stitches and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist.

K1,P1 for 4″

Knit even until hat measures 11″ from CO edge, or desired length (the longer, the slouchier but it will take up more yardage)

Leave first 63 sts on current circular and place last 63 sts on second circular.  Graft top closed using kitchener stitch. The top of your hat should be square.

Turn hat inside out and bring the two points of the top together so that they are touching.  Sew point tips together and sew in ends.  Block gently.

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