Free Top Down Lace hat with a loop trick
Without holes, no lace. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use these holes creatively. Like by pulling loops through them, while you are knitting. That’s how this hat is knitted. It looks quite complicated, but it is simple and fun to do.
This loop-trick is an open invitation to play around with color combinations. Keep it quiet by using ton-sur-ton. Flash out with bright and contrasting colors. Or create a festive look by using separate colors for each loopy round.
This hat is knit top down. For the brim up version, see Guirlande.