Perfectly Pointless Hat by Jeri Lea Kisala

Perfectly Pointless Hat

Machine Knitting
April 2022
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 60 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
600 - 650 yards (549 - 594 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Machine knit hat utilizing a novel construction method which produces a smoothly round stockinette hat crown by means of short rows. No increases or decreases are necessary.

Passap terminology is used. However, the pattern is adaptable to other standard gauge knitting machines.

This method of crown shaping can be incorporated into any circularly knit hat design desired, either in top-down or bottom-up construction, in any yarn or gauge. Links are provided in the pattern for those who desire further information about this technique.

Familiarity with short-row heel or toe-up sock construction may be helpful.

UPDATE May 2022: In addition to the pattern file, an optional PDF tutorial is also available for download for those who wish to understand this shaping method further.