Sugar Maple Hat

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Jennifer Ray­mond

Sugar maples mark the tran­si­tion from sky to ground, and this beau­ti­fully soft hat will help you to tran­si­tion from fall to win­ter.

Sizes

Child's small, (medium, large/adult small, medium, large, X-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: 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) inches Height: 41/2 (43/4, 5, 51/4, 53/4, 61/4) inches

Ma­te­ri­als:

• Uni­ver­sal Yarn Rozetti Soft Payette (DK weight; 70% acrylic/ 22% polyester/8% payette; 224 yds/100g per hank): 1 hank color of choice • Size 4 (3.5mm) dou­ble-point nee­dles (set

of 5) or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ca­ble nee­dle • Re­mov­able stitch marker

Gauge

24 sts and 34 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st. 30 sts and 34 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in Ca­ble pat. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

1/1 Left Cross (1/1 LC): Slip next st to cn and hold in front; k1, k1 from cn. 1/1 Right Cross (1/1 RC): Slip next st to cn and hold in back; k1, k1 from cn. 1/1 Left Purl Cross (1/1 LPC): Slip next st to cn and hold in front; p1, k1 from cn. 1/1 Right Purl Cross (1/1 RPC): Slip next st to cn and hold in back; k1, p1 from cn.

Pat­tern Stitches

Ca­ble (mul­ti­ple of 10 sts) Rnd 1: *P4, 1/1 LC, p4; rep from * around. Rnd 2: *P4, k2, p4; rep from * around. Rnd 3: *P3, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p3; rep from * around. Rnd 4: *P3, k1, p2, k1, p3; rep from * around. Rnd 5: *P2, 1/1 RPC, p2, 1/1 LPC, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 6: *P2, k1, p4, k1, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 7: *P1, 1/1 RPC, p4, 1/1 LPC, p1; rep from * around. Rnd 8: *P1, k1, p6, k1, p1; rep from * around. Rnd 9: *1/1 RPC, p6, 1/1 LPC; rep from * around. Note: Last st on Rnd 10 is worked as part of first ca­ble on Rnd 11. Rnd 10: *K1, p8, k1; rep from * to last 10 sts, k1, p8, 1/1 RC next st with first st on Rnd 11, re­plac­ing marker be­tween sts. Rnd 11: *P8, 1/1 RC; rep from * to last 9 sts, p8, k1. Rnd 12: *K1, p8, k1; rep from * around. Rnd 13: *1/1 LPC, p6, 1/1 RPC; rep from * around. Rnd 14: *P1, k1, p6, k1, p1; rep from * around. Rnd 15: *P1, 1/1 LPC, p4, 1/1 RPC, p1; rep from * around. Rnd 16: *P2, k1, p4, k1, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 17: *P2, 1/1 LPC, p2, 1/1 RPC, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 18: *P3, k1, p2, k1, p3; rep from * around. Rnd 19: *P3, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p3; rep from * around. Rnd 20: *P4, k2, p4; rep from * around.

Pat­tern Note

Hat is worked from brim to crown.

Hat

Note: Re­move se­quins from yarn needed for cast-on be­fore begin­ning (see tip). Cast on 91 (101, 111, 121, 131, 141) sts; dis­trib­ute sts to 4 dpns. Be­ing care­ful not to twist sts, pass first cast-on st over last cast-on st to join; mark beg of rnd—90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140) sts.

Work 12 rnds in 1 x 1 rib.

Body

Beg with Rnd 12 (10, 8, 6, 1, 16) of Ca­ble pat and work through Rnd 20.

Work [Rnds 1–16 of Ca­ble pat] 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) time(s).

Shape Crown Rnd 1: *P2­tog, p2, 1/1 LC, p4; rep from * around—81 (90, 99, 108, 117, 126) sts. Rnd 2: *P3, k2, p4; rep from * around. Rnd 3: *P2, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p2­tog, p1; rep from * around—72 (80, 88, 96, 104, 112) sts. Rnd 4: *P2, k1, p2, k1, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 5: *P1, slip next 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k1, p2­tog on cn; slip next st to cn and hold in front, p2­tog, k1 from cn, p1; rep from * around—54 (60, 66, 72, 78, 84) sts. Rnd 6: *P2, k2, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 7: *P2, k2­tog, p2; rep from * around—45 (50, 55, 60, 65, 70) sts. Rnd 8: *P2, k1, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 9: P2­tog, *k1, p1, p2­tog, p1; rep from * to 3 sts be­fore marker, k1, p2— 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56) sts. Rnd 10: *P1, k1, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 11: *P1, k1, p2­tog; rep from * around—27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 42) sts. Rnd 12: *P1, k1, p1; rep from * to st be­fore marker, sl 1, re­move marker, slip st back to LH nee­dle, pm. Rnd 13: *P2­tog, k1; rep from * around—18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sts. Rnd 14: *P1, k1; rep from * around. Rnd 15: *K2­tog; rep from * around— 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Cut yarn, leav­ing a 6-inch tail. With sharp pair of scis­sors, re­move se­quins from tail, leav­ing thread in­tact. Weave tail through rem sts, pulling yarn tight. Weave in end and trim.

If de­sired, block hat over a bal­loon or other cir­cu­lar ob­ject the size of the head.

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