Strawberry hat

knitting pattern

Size

To fit head circumference: 55-57 cm | 21-22″.

Materials and tools

Yarn: Drops LIMA. 65% wool, 35% alpaca. 50 g | 1.8 oz = 100 m |109 yds. Colour 3609. 2 skeins.

Circular knitting needles 5 mm | US 8; 40 cm | 16″ long.

Double pointed needles 5 mm | US 8.

Sewing needle.

Gauge (Tension)

In Stockinette stitch:

10 cm, 4” = 21 stitches, 27 rows.

Work in pattern (as established) means that you will work as previously stated, without changing the position of the pattern.

BOR – beginning of the round.

RS – right side.

WS wrong side.

1×1 ribbing: * knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the round.

Stitch no. 2 (for working in the round):

knit
purl
Hat

Cast on 120 stitches using the long tail cast on technique.

Join for working in the round.

Work 36 rounds in 1×1 ribbing (approx. 12.5 cm, 5″).

Then work 38 rounds in Stitch no.2.

Decreases:

You can change to double pointed needles or continue working with circular needles using the magic loop method.

Round 1: * knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, purl 2 stitches. Repeat from * to the end of the round.

Round 2: work in pattern (knit the knits and purl the purls).

Round 3: * knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, purl 1 stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the round.

Round 4: work in pattern (knit the knits and purl the purls).

Round 5: * knit 2 stitches together, purl 1 stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the round.

Round 6: work in pattern (knit the knits and purl the purls).

Round 7: * knit 2 stitches together. Repeat from * to the end of the round.

Cut the yarn. Close up the top of the hat: using the sewing needle thread the yarn through remaining stitches. Pull the yarn.

Weave in the loose ends.