Finished Circumference 16 (18, 20, 22, 24)” 40.5 [46, 51, 56, 61]cm to fit baby (child, teen, adult medium, adult large)
Negative ease built in, hat has quite a bit of stretch
Shown in size adult large
Knit Picks Swish DK (100% Merino; 125(150, 175, 200, 225) yards 115[140, 160, 185, 205 meters]/50(57, 65, 75, 85 grams): Shown in Lemongrass Heather 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls
Size US 5 (3.75 mm): dpns or 16” circular
6 stitch markers, one of a different color, tapestry needle for weaving in ends
18 sts and 24 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
RT: Slip 1 onto cn and hold at back of work, k1, p1 from cn.
LT: Slip 1 onto cn and hold at front of work, p1, k1 from cn.
Please note that some testers chose to work the knits tbl to create a tighter cable.
This pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up.
CO 64 (72, 84, 92, 100) sts and join to work in the rnd, being careful to not twist your sts as you do so.
For baby and child sizes: Work in 2×2 (knit 2, purl 2 around) ribbing for 1″ [2.5cm], or approximately 6 rnds
For all other sizes: Work in 2×2 (knit 2, purl 2 around) ribbing for 2″ [5cm], or approximately 12 rnds
Stockinette Section 1
For baby and child sizes: Work in stockinette stitch (knitting all stitches) for 1.5″ [4cm], or approximately 9 rnds
For teen size: Work in stockinette stitch (knitting all stitches) for 2.5″ [6cm], or approximately 15 rnds
For all other sizes: Work in stockinette stitch (knitting all stitches) for 3″ [8cm], or approximately 18 rnds
Your Other Left Design
Rnd 1: *P2, RT rep from * until end.
Rnd 2: P2 *k1, p3 rep from * until 2 sts rem, k1, p1.
Rnd 3: P1, RT *p2, RT rep from * until 1 st rem, p1.
Rnd 4: P1 *k1, p3 rep from * until 3 sts rem, k1, p2.
Rnd 5: *RT, p2 rep from * until end.
Rnd 6: *K1, P3 rep from * until end.
Rnd 7: *LT, p2 rep from * until end.
Rnd 8: P1 *k1, p3 rep from * until 3 sts rem, k1, p2.
Rnd 9: P1 *LT, p2 rep from * until 3 sts rem, LT, p1.
Rnd 10: P2 *k1, p3 rep from * until 2 sts rem, k1, p1.
Rnd 11: *P2, LT rep from * until end.
Rnd 12: *P3, k1 rep from * until end.
Stockinette Section 2
Continue in stockinette (knitting all sts) until the hat measures 3.75 (3.75, 4.5, 5.25, 5.75)” or 9.5 [9.5, 11.5, 13.5, 15]cm from the bottom of the first stockinette section.
64 (72, 84, 92, 100)
For baby and adult large size increase by 2 sts evenly during setup rnd using a increase of your choice; 66 (X, X, X, 102) sts.
For adult medium size decrease by 2 sts evenly during setup rnd using a decrease of your choice; X (X, X, 90, X) sts.
For all other sizes keep stitch count the same.
Setup Rnd: Place a marker every 11( 12, 14, 15, 17) sts, keep one marker different to designate the start of the rnd.
Decrease Rnd: Ssk, *k until 2 sts rem bef next m, k2tog, slip m, ssk repeat from * until final section, k until 2 sts rem, k2 tog.
Plain Rnd: Knit all
Repeat the decrease and plain rnds until 3 (2, 2, 3, 3) st(s) rem(s) between each m.
Final rnd: K2tog around; 9 (6, 6, 9, 9) sts rem.
Cut yarn and thread through rem sts, pull tightly. Weave in ends and block, if desired.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: MESHA MCMULLEN
I learned to knit in 2014 and quickly fell in love with the craft. Before long I was challenging myself with bigger and more intricate projects and soon after that I began designing! Knitting is my passion. When I’m not knitting I’m wrangling my children Mason and Marie (ages 3 and 1).