Dazzle Hat by Katy Osterwald

Dazzle Hat

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch (unstretched)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
220 - 300 yards (201 - 274 m)
21" adult hat
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Named for the experimental ship camouflage the British designed in WWI that it resembles, the Dazzle hat looks more complicated than it actually is! Knitted using fun, easy garter stitch short row stripes, this hat offers many options to play with color and works up super fast. Try it in two colors, or break out a four-color gradient set or ombré sock blank paired with a main color for a cool ombré effect. Also it works great for using up scraps!

This pattern is worked in a series of striped short row wedges, based on German swing knitting. Wedges one and three form “hills,” then you fill in around the hills with wedges two and four, until you’re back to a row that uses all the stitches.

Fingering weight yarn

Color A (main color): 110 yards
Color B: 110 yards

Color A (main color): 110 yards
Color B (wedge 1): 30 yards
Color C (wedge 2): 30 yards
Color D (wedge 3): 30 yards
Color E (wedge 4): 30 yards

Main sample shown in Peepaloo Fields Sensible Sock limited edition gradient kit “Triangles” - available on ModularModular for a limited time.

Black sample: Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails
Main: Onyx, 3 skeins
Contrast: Pop Rocks, Neon Peach, Edison Bulb, Glass Bottom Boat, 1 skein each

Grey and Pink sample: Madelinetosh Sock
Fluoro Rose and Silver Fox

US Size 3 16” circulars (or size needed to obtain gauge)
US Size 3 DPNs, or US Size 3 40” circulars for magic loop on crown decreases

Tapestry needle
Stitch markers

24 sts by 56 rows over 4” in garter stitch (unstretched)

Because of the construction, it is crucial to check gauge for this pattern. Too loose, and your hat will be too long. Too tight, and it will not fit your head.

21” circumference, 9.5” length


Decrease section is incorrect, and should be:

Round 1 (rs): With color A, join in the round and s3pwyb, pm. Knit row. Remove previous marker when you come
to it (marker placed at beginning of row is new beginning of round marker). Be sure to knit both front legs of
GSR stitches together as one stitch.
Round 2: sm, purl.
Round 3: sm, knit.
Rounds 4-10: Repeat rounds 2-3. Slip marker at beginning of each round. You will have 5 garter ridges in color A.
Round 11 (rs): (k2tog, k13, pm) eight times. 8 stitches decreased.
Round 12: p, slip markers as you come to them.
Round 13: (k2tog, k to marker) eight times. 8 stitches decreased.
Round 14: p, slip markers as you come to them.

Repeat rounds 13 and 14 until 16 stitches remain, ending on purl row.

Final round: (k2tog) eight times. 8 stitches remain.

If you have purchased the paper version, please send me a PM and I will gift you with the corrected PDF.