Lee­brick Hat

Learn to work slip stitches and sim­ple cables with this split brim hat that has a fun pom­pom fea­ture!

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Britt Sch­miesing

Gauge

19 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Mock English Rib. 23 sts and 20 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in Slip St pat. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

1 over 2 Left Cross (1/2 LC): Slip next st to cn and hold in front; k2, k1 from cn. 1 over 2 Right Cross (1/2 RC): Slip next 2 sts to cn and hold in back; k1, k2 from cn.

Pat­tern Stitches

Mock English Rib (mul­ti­ple of 4 sts + 3) Row 1: Sl 1, k1, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep Row 1 for pat. Slip St (mul­ti­ple of 4 sts + 4) Notes: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work pat st from a chart. Slip St pat is worked in a se­ries of 2-rnd stripes, al­ter­nat­ing the main color (MC) us­ing A and the con­trast­ing col­ors (CC) us­ing B, C or D. Work the first 2-rnd stripe of the CC us­ing B, then se­quence through C, D and B on each suc­ceed­ing rep of the stripe in the CC. Rnd 1: With MC, knit. Rnds 2 and 3: With CC, *sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from * around. Cut CC. Rnd 4: With MC, *1/2 LC, k1; rep from * around. Rnd 5: Knit. Rnds 6 and 7: With next CC, *sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from * around. Cut CC. Rnd 8: Re­move beg-of-rnd marker, place first st on lock­ing st marker and let hang in front of work, move last st of pre­vi­ous rnd to LH nee­dle, place beg-ofrnd marker, k2, *1/2 RC, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, k1 from st marker.

Rep Rnds 1–8 for pat, us­ing the next CC in each new rep.

Pat­tern Notes

Hat is worked from the bot­tom up. The split brim is worked flat and then joined to work the body of the hat in the round.

Stripes in hat use ap­prox­i­mately 30 yards of yarn, per­fect for us­ing up left­over yarns. Op­tional pom­pom would re­quire more of each color.

For a slouchy hat, work hat to a height of 101/2 inches, end­ing Slip Stitch pat­tern on a Round 4 or 8. If us­ing left­over yarns, be aware that this op­tion would re­quire more yarn.

Carry MC up in­side of work when not in use.

Al­ways slip stitches purl­wise.

Hat

Brim With A, cast on 83 sts.

Work in Mock English Rib for 31/2 inches. Body With RS fac­ing, pm and join for work­ing in the rnd. Setup Rnd: Knit, inc 17 sts evenly around—100 sts.

Work Slip St pat for 8 inches, end­ing on a Rnd 4. Shape Crown Note: Change to dpns when sts no longer fit com­fort­ably on cir­cu­lar nee­dle. Dec Rnd 1: With A, [k1, ssk, k5, k2­tog] 10 times—80 sts.

Knit 1 rnd. Dec Rnd 2: [K1, ssk, k3, k2­tog] 10 times— 60 sts.

Knit 1 rnd. Dec Rnd 3: [K1, ssk, k1, k2­tog] 10 times— 40 sts.

Knit 1 rnd. Next 3 rnds: K2­tog around—5 sts.

Cut yarn and run tail twice through rem sts. Pull to close top and se­cure.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends. Block to mea­sure­ments. Pom­pom (Op­tional) With, A, B, C and D, make pom­pom (see page 79) ap­prox 31/2 inches in di­am­e­ter. At­tach to top of hat. Note: You may wish to at­tach pom­pom with a dou­ble bow in­stead of a knot so you can re­move it to wash hat.

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