13 January, 2009

Snowdrop Lace Hat

Wanting a matching hat to wear with the Snowdrop Lace Scarf (see yesterday's post), I came up with this design that features a garter edge, three staggered lace repeats and a stockinette finish.
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Modeled hat knit with Caya Colour Suner sport weight merino on US#5 circular needles, switching to US#5 dpn’s.


Gauge: Approx. 23 stitches over 30 rows = 4” in unblocked stockinette, knit in the round on dpn’s for a women’s small/medium hat. (The lace pattern is stretchy.)

Link here for this pattern in woman's large with a 104 stitch cast on.

Cast on 96 stitches. Work in rounds on circular needles. Place marker at join and slip as you work your rounds.


Garter rim:
Rounds 1-9: knit odd rows and purl even rows with yarn in back on knit rounds and yarn in front on purl rounds.
Round 10: knit


Lace pattern in three staggered repeats:
Round 11: [yo, SK2P, yo, k5] repeat to the end of this round
Round 12: knit
Round 13: [yo, SK2P, yo, k5] repeat to the end of this round
Round 14: knit
Round 15: [k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo] repeat to the end of this round
Round 16: knit
Round 17: [yo, SK2P, yo, k1] repeat to the end of this round
Round 18: knit


Now you will stagger the lace pattern. Remove marker, knit 4, replace marker and proceed:
Round 19: [yo, SK2P, yo, k5] repeat to the end of this round
Round 20: knit
Round 21: [yo, SK2P, yo, k5] repeat to the end of this round
Round 22: knit
Round 23: [k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo] repeat to the end of this round
Round 24: knit
Round 25: [yo, SK2P, yo, k1] repeat to the end of this round
Round 26: knit


Now you will stagger the lace pattern again. Remove marker, knit 4, replace marker and proceed:
Round 27: [yo, SK2P, yo, k5] repeat to the end of this round
Round 28: knit
Round 29: [yo, SK2P, yo, k5] repeat to the end of this round
Round 30: knit
Round 31: [k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo] repeat to the end of this round
Round 32: knit
Round 33: [yo, SK2P, yo, k1] repeat to the end of this round
Round 34: knit


Stockinette finish:
Switch to dpn’s (double pointed needles.) You may want to place markers (pm) on round 42 to indicate where to decrease. It’s a good idea to use markers colored differently from your join color to keep track of round completions.


Round 35-41: knit
Round 42: [k10, k2tog, pm] repeat to the end of this round
Rounds 43, 45, 47, 49: knit these rounds
Round 44: [k9, k2tog] repeat to the end of this round
Round 46: [k8, k2tog] repeat…
Round 48: [k7, k2tog] repeat…
Round 50: [k6, k2tog] = 56 stitches
Round 51: [k5, ssk] repeat…
Round 52: [k4, ssk] repeat…
Round 53: [k3, ssk] repeat…
Round 54: [k2, ssk] removing markers as you go
Round 55: [k1, ssk] repeat…
Round 56: ssk eight times
Round 57: ssk four times


Thread a blunt needle through remaining loops; secure wool on inside of hat; weave in ends. Block hat.


Abbreviations:
yo = increase by wrapping the yarn around the needle before making the next stitch
SK2P = slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit the next two stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over k = knit
ssk = slip two stitches, one at a time, to the right needle as if to knit. Insert left needle tip into the front of the two stitches and knit them together.
k2tog = knit two stitches together


If you encounter errors or have any questions please email me at selectswoolandflax at gmail dot com or find me at RobinLynn on Ravelry.