Laxo Hat by Laura Nelkin

Laxo Hat

September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round on larger needle, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
235 yards (215 m)
19" (48.5cm) around, unstretched
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Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

A loose-fitting hat, this project shows you what else those elongated stitches can do. Worked from the bottom up, it features a faux cable rib stitch that is created by manipulating elongated stitches. The elasticity of the stitch allows the hat to fit a variety of head sizes, making this a versatile, giftable knit!

I don’t regularly design for men, and with Laxo Hat I wanted to remedy that. This hat is for all of you who want to knit something more sedate and yet wearable. Keep in mind that this hat does best with a bit of drape, so if you have a precious skein of cashmere sock yarn lying around, now is the time to break it out.

Crown Decreases
Round 8: P2,k4, p2, across-4; rep to end of round.