Boun's Hat by Ann Budd

Boun's Hat

March 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
170 yards (155 m)
About 20” circumference and 8” long.
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Worked on a foundation of knit-1-purl-3 ribbing, this unisex hat is surprisingly easy to knit. The smocking pattern is worked by wrapping the working yarn around 2 knit stitches and the purl stitches between them at regular intervals. To create diamonds, the wrapped stitches are offset every other row. To shape the top, purl stitches are decreased and fewer rounds are worked between smocking rounds. When no purl stitches remain, the knit stitches are decreased to form a star pattern at the top of the hat.