To fit sizes: 17.25 (18.25, 19.75, 21, 22.25) in/43.75 (46.25, 50.25, 53.25, 56.5) cm
Finished size: 15.25 (16.25, 17.5, 18.5, 19.75) in/38.75 (41.25, 44.5, 47, 50.25) cm
Shown in size 21” on a model with a 21.5” circumference head.
Chiaroscuro Dye Lab Nyad DK (100% Extrafine Superwash Merino; 274 yards (250 meters)/100 grams): color name Makati Nights, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) balls
Size US#5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular
22 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st after wet blocking.
22 sts and 44 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Garter st after wet blocking.
Size 5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; markers; waste yarn for provisional cast on; tapestry needle
The Body of this Hat is worked sideways, and is very easy to adjust should you wish for additional sizes, or should your row gauge differ.
You simply need to work the number ridges to a multiple of 6 less one row. The garter grafting replaces one entire row, so it’s important to remember to leave space for it – it won’t graft correctly otherwise. In this pattern one ridge is the equivalent of two rows.
You would then pick up 1 stitch for each ridge, as the crown is worked on a multiple of 6.
Tutorials for provisional cast-on and kitchener stitch can be download in PDF format from Woolly’s website.
Using waste yarn and Provisional Cast-on method, CO 22 (26, 30, 34, 38) sts. Change to main yarn and work the Body panel as follows:
Row 1: Knit all sts
Repeat this row, continuing to work garter stitch flat, until 83 (89, 95, 101, 107) ridges have been worked, where 1 ridge = 2 rows. (note that when you are counting ridges, ensure that the ridge count on both sides of the work is the same. This ensures an even number of rows have been worked)
Work one more row flat.
Carefully remove Provisional Cast-on stitch by stitch, taking care to keep in pattern, transferring live stitches to 2nd needle.
Perform Garter Stitch grafting across all sts. Break yarn and weave in all ends. The garter graft will have created a final row in the work, bringing the total number of ridges to 84 (90, 96, 102, 108).
With a circular needle and yarn, and starting at the point of grafting, pick up and knit one stitch for each garter ridge 84 (90, 96, 102, 108) sts
Join in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Place stitch marker to indicate start of round.
17.25” size jump to Rnd 9, 18.25” size jump to Rnd 7, 19.75” size jump to Rnd 5, 21” size jump to Rnd 3 and 22.25” size start at Rnd 1
Rnd 1: *K16, k2tog; rpt from * to end (102 sts)
Rnd 2 & all even rounds: Knit all stitches
Rnd 3: *K15, k2tog; rpt from * to end (96 sts)
Rnd 5: *K14, k2tog; rpt from * to end (90 sts)
Rnd 7: *K13, k2tog; rpt from * to end (84 sts)
Rnd 9: *K12, k2tog; rpt from * to end (78 sts)
Rnd 11: *K11, k2tog; rpt from * to end (72 sts)
Rnd 13: *K10, k2tog;rpt from * to end (66 sts)
Rnd 15: *K9, k2tog; rpt from * to end (60 sts)
Rnd 17: *K8, k2tog; rpt from * to end (54 sts)
Rnd 19: *K7, k2tog; rp from * to end (48 sts)
Rnd 21: *K6, k2tog;rpt from * to end (42 sts)
Rnd 23: *K5, k2tog;rpt from * to end (36 sts)
Rnd 25: *K4, k2tog;rpt from * to end (30 sts)
Rnd 27: *K3, k2tog;rpt from * to end (24 sts)
Rnd 29: *K2, k2tog;rpt from * to end (18 sts)
Rnd 31: *K1, k2tog;rpt from * to end (12 sts)
Rnd 33: *k2tog;rpt from * to end (6 sts)
Break yarn and draw through remaining 6 sts, tighten to close.
Weave in all ends. A gentle wash and blocking is recommended.
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