Airy openness characterizes this light, lacy slouchy hat. This easy stitch pattern is perfect for the beginning lace knitter.
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.
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
Centered Double Decrease (CDD): Sl 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, p2sso.
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.
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