Free knitting pattern: Golden hat

29 Nov

MERCIGRANNY_Goldenhat_finishedWith a skein of Malabrigo Yarn Sock I knitted a pair of mittens, a matching hat and I have enough left to knit a hadband. For this set I wanted to be minimalistic and knitted everything in stockinette stitch.

It’s so quick to knit you can be ready to gift it for the holidays and for a very reasonable price!

Here is the pattern for the hat.

Equipment:

  • One 16 inch circular needles in US1 (2.25mm and a 40 cm cable)
  • One 16 inch circular needles in US3 (3.25mm and a 40 cm cable)
  • A set of US3 DPNs (3.25mm) to knit the crown if you don’t want to use the magic loop method
  • A tapestry needle
  • 8 stitch markers (including a distinct one to mark the beginning of the round)

Gauge:

26 stitches x 35 rows for 4 inch x 4 inch (10 cm x 10 cm)

Pattern:

Using the US1 circular needles (2.25mm), cast on 128 stitches. Use the Knitted cast on method for an elastic and clean finish as the first rounds will be ribbed .

Place the distinct stitch marker at the beginning of the round and join.

Knit in 1×1 rib stitch (1 knit, 1 purl) for 12 rounds (1 inch or 2,5cm).

Using the US3 circular needles (3.25mm), knit in stockinette stitch for 3.5 inches (9 cm).

Start decreases for the crown, making one decrease every 16 stitch. Don’t forget to add a stitch marker before each decrease. There should be 8 decreases in total on the roud.

To make a decrease use the SKP (sl1, k1, psso) method. Slip 1 stitch, knit the next stitch and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted one.

Replace your circular needles by the US3 (3,25mm) ones when required to avoid stretching your work.

After each decrease round, always make a fully knitted round.

Decrease until you have only 32 stitches remaining on your needles.

Knit the following round as usual.

For the following decrease round, decrease every other stitch to obtain 16 stitches in total on the round. Knit the following round.

Again decrease every other stitch to obtain 8 stitches left. Close your work.

Wash and block your hat!

MERCIGRANNY_Goldenhat_finishing

MERCIGRANNY_Goldenhat_yarn

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One Response to “Free knitting pattern: Golden hat”

  1. Sing Better English November 29, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

    Thank you for going to all the trouble of writing the pattern out. Your hat looks temptingly unfussy. I love the colour. 🙂

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