This pattern is currently available only on Ravelry as a free download.
If you’ve seen the Christmas time commercials advertising Michigan Lottery scratch and win tickets, you may have noticed a cute knit hat in one of them. After many hours of clicking through the recorded commercial frame by frame, knitting up four different attempts, and countless swatches, this is my best effort to recreate the stitch pattern which graces the band of that hat. The lacy portion of the hat is a 5-round repeat, worked twice, and the number of stitches varies with each round to produce the desired pattern. I think this design captures the look of the hat, if not the actual stitch-by-stitch construction.
You may like to knit the hat with a different weight yarn and smaller or larger needles, so I’ve included a chart which tells at a glance how many stitches to cast on based on your own personal gauge.