Favorite Ribbed Hat with Slipped Stitch Hem
Designed to work in both stretchy and non-stretchy yarns (like alpaca or silk blends). The hat is knit from the bottom up, with a slipped stitch hem to help keep the edge from flaring out. A decorative yarn over round completes the edging and makes the hat more interesting. Instead of the usual ribbing, a slipped stitch ribbing is used to provide negative ease- this helps keep the hat from stretching out too much and keeps the hat in place. Knit in DK weight yarn, pattern includes 8 sizes from preemie to x-large. Includes variations.
Pattern comes with 3 variations so you can choose which you want to print: 8 page version with pattern variations, 2 and 4 page versions without variations.
You can see a pattern preview and more pictures here: Louisa Hat.
Beginner/Intermediate- knit, purl, increase, decrease, slipped stitches, knitting in the round.
Preemie (0-6 months, 6-18 months, Toddler, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult X-Large
See schematic for more info.
100 ( 100, 150, 175, 180, 250, 275, 300) yards/ 91 (91, 137, 160, 165, 229, 274) meters DK weight yarn. Sample knit in Glimmer by The Alpaca Yarn Company (95% baby alpaca, 5% polyester; 183 yards/ 167 meters) 1 skein in color 1609. Shown in size Adult Small.
-Size US #4/3.25 mm 16 inch circular knitting needle and set double pointed needles, or size to get gauge.
-Tapestry needle to weave in ends
-Stitch marker (1)
6 stitches 6.5 unstretched and 9 rows per inch in rib pattern. 1 inch = 2.5 cm.