Delacy Hat

Airy open­ness char­ac­ter­izes this light, lacy slouchy hat. This easy stitch pat­tern is per­fect for the be­gin­ning lace knit­ter.

Creative Knitting - - COMFY & COZY - De­sign by CHERYL TOY

De­sign by Cheryl Toy


Woman’s small (medium, large) In­struc­tions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Cir­cum­fer­ence: 17 (19, 21) inches Note: Hat is de­signed with 3 inches of neg­a­tive ease around brim cir­cum­fer­ence; keep this in mind when choos­ing your size.


• An­cient Arts Yarns Pas­sion 8 (sport weight; 80% su­per­wash merino wool/20% ny­lon; 435 yds/113g per hank): 1 hank sage­brush • Size 2 (2.75mm) 16-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Size 3 (3.25mm) 16-inch cir­cu­lar and dou­ble-point nee­dles (set of 5) or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Stitch marker


32 sts and 36 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in

Lace pat with larger nee­dles. 36 sts and 40 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in

Rib pat with smaller nee­dle. To save time, take time to check


Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tion

Cen­tered Dou­ble De­crease (CDD): Sl 2 sts as if to k2­tog, k1, p2sso.

Pat­tern Stitches

Lace (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre

fer­ring to work pat st from a chart. Rnd 1: *K2, k2­tog, yo twice, ssk, k2;

rep from * around. Rnds 2, 4 and 6: *K3, (p1, k1) in

dou­ble yo, k3; rep from * around. Rnd 3: *K1, k2­tog, k1, yo twice, k1,

ssk, k1; rep from * around. Rnd 5: *K2­tog, k2, yo twice, k2, ssk;

rep from * around. Rnd 7: *Yo, ssk, k4, k2­tog, yo; rep from

* around. Rnds 8 and 10: *K7, p1; rep from *

around. Rnd 9: *Yo, k1, ssk, k2, k2­tog, k1, yo;

rep from * around. Rnd 11: *Yo, k2, ssk, k2­tog, k2, yo; rep

from * around. Rnd 12: *K7, p1; rep from * around. Rep Rnds 1–12 for pat. 6x2 Rib (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts) All rnds: K3, *p2, k6; rep from * to last

3 sts, k3.

Pat­tern Note

Hat is worked in the round from the bot­tom up.


Brim With smaller nee­dle, cast on 136 (152, 168) sts; pm and join for work­ing in the rnd, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts. Work 2 inches in 6x2 Rib. Setup rnd 1: *Yo, ssk, k1, p2, k1,

k2­tog, yo; rep from * around. Rnds 2 and 4: *K3, p2, k2, p1; rep

from * around. Rnd 3: *Yo, k1, ssk, p2, k2­tog, k1, yo;

rep from * around. Rnd 5: *Yo, k2, ssk, k2­tog, k2, yo; rep

from * around. Rnd 6: *K7, p1; rep from * around. Body Change to larger nee­dle and work

Rnds 1–12 of Lace pat 4 times.

Shape Crown Note: For those pre­fer­ring to work pat st from a chart, last 9 rnds of chart are for crown. Rnd num­bers given match those on chart. Change to dpns when sts no longer fit com-fort­ably on cir­cu­lar nee­dle. Rnd 13: *K2, k2­tog, yo, ssk, k2; rep from * around—

119 (133, 147) sts. Rnd 14 and all even-num­bered rnds: Knit. Rnd 15: *K1, k2­tog, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from *

around—102 (114, 126) sts. Rnd 17: *K2­tog, k1, yo, k1, ssk; rep from * around—

85 (95, 105) sts. Rnd 19: *CDD, ssk; rep from * around—34 (38, 42) sts. Rnd 21: Ssk around—17 (19, 21) sts. Cut yarn, leav­ing a 12-inch tail. Thread tail through

rem sts. Pull tight and se­cure. Fin­ish­ing Weave in ends. Wet-block to di­men­sions be­ing care­ful not to

stretch brim.

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