I can’t be the only knitter who has opened her calendar to find that a gift giving occasion is around the corner and I only have days, or worse hours, to knit a little something special to go with an “ordinary” purchased gift.
This hat pairs well with an admission ticket to see the winter light display at a local zoo, botanical garden, or amusement park; knit in worsted weight yarn it simply flies off the needles and you might find you have time to knit one for yourself as well…so buy an extra ticket and go see the light show together.
This hat is provided as an extra design from the Speedy Knits eBook – 6 more designs that are great for gift-giving or making a little something special for yourself!
Valley Yarns Ashfield (67% Merino Wool, 33% Bamboo; 117 yds [107 m]/50 g): Natural(MC), 1 skein, Dusty Rose (CC), 1 skein.
Size US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” [40 cm] circular needles and dpns
Or size needed to obtain gauge
20 sts and 24 rows = 4″ [10cm] in St st
17 (18.5, 20, 21.5)” [43.25 (47, 51, 54.5) cm] circumference. Sizes include Teen (Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
Tapestry needle, stitch markers.
|cdd||Sl2 sts together as if to k, k1, psso. (2 sts dec’d)|
|k2tog||knit 2 sts together|
- Worked in the round from the cuff up
- When working corrugated ribbing, ensure non-working yarn is held to the inside of the hat
- Slip all sts pwise wyb
- Shown as Teen (Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult) to be worn with 0 to 3” (0-7.5cm) negative ease
- Do not cut yarn until instructed
With MC CO 84 (92, 100, 108) sts, pm and join to begin working in the rnd, being careful not to twist.
Set Up in MC: *K1, p2, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 1: *CCk1, MCp2, CCk1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Repeat Rnd  6 more times.
Setup Rnds 1-3: With CC k to end of rnd.
Rnd 1: *sl1, MCk2, sl1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 2-5: With MC k to end of rnd.
Rnd 6: *CCk1, sl2, CCk1; rep from* to end of rnd.
Rnds 7-9: With CC k to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds [1-9] 2 more times, then Rnds [1-5] once.
The crown adds 17 (18, 19, 20) more rnds; 2.75 (3, 3, 3.25)” [7, 7.5, 7.5, 8.25) cm.
Set Up: With CC *k9 (10, 11, 12), cdd, pm1, k9 (10, 11, 12) pm2; rep from * 3 more times. (8 sts dec’d)
Next Rnd: With CC k to end of rnd.
Rnd 1: With CC, k to 2 sts before m1, remove m, cdd, pm, k to m2, sm; rep from* 3 more times. (8 sts dec’d)
Rnd 2: With CC, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: With MC, k to 2 sts before m1, remove m, cdd, pm, k to m2, sm; rep from* 3 more times. (8 sts dec’d)
Rnd 4: With MC, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 5-8: Rep Rnds [3-4] twice more. (16 sts dec’d)
Rnds 9-12: Rep Rnds [1-2] twice. (16 sts dec’d) Cut CC leaving a long end to weave in.
Rnds 13-14 (15, 16): Rep Rnd  2 (3, 4, 5) times. (12 sts rem)
Remove all m’s.
Next Rnd: *cdd; rep from * to eor. (8 sts dec’d, 4 sts rem.)
Row 1: K4, sl4 back to LH needle.
Rep row  14 more times.
Next Row: K2tog, k2tog, pass the first worked st over the second, cut yarn leaving a long tail to weave in and pull through final loop snuggly.
Weave in ends. Wash and block to measurements. Tie a knot in the i-cord, close to the top of the hat.
Over 150 patterns
New patterns added
every new issue
About the Designer: Mary E. Rose
Mary learned to knit as a young child and it has had an impact on her life ever since. As a teen, when her friends were getting jobs at fast food restaurants, Mary worked at her LYS, where the hours and working conditions were much better.
As with many knitters, when she couldn’t find patterns for what she wanted to knit, she started designing her own.