I like using a yarn that is self stripping because when you work the Enterlac portion you work around doing the triangles first, then around doing the rectangles and finish off with a round of triangles.
This Enterlac Hat is knitted in short rows once the beginning rounds are finished. After you finish your first hat it gets easier. The pattern is worked in 5 stitch short rows so to make it bigger add stitches in groups of 5 and to make it smaller reduce stitches in groups of 5. It is not crucial that the gauge is exact. It’s a hat and it should be stretchy. A stitch marker can be used to keep track of each round to start and after the Enterlac section. Most skeins of yarn will make a hat. Out of the Plymouth Encore and Universal Tapestry I can make one hat and a pair of wrist warmers to match.
NOTE: I found a better way to blend the bottom Entrelac section to the top. I made a YouTube video called “Entrelac hat how to by stitch niche”. It looks a lot nicer. Also if you use a size 8 needle for the Entrelac portion and the 9 on the top portion, it looks more even.
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