Lisa's Knit Hat  
The sample hat was knit on size 8 needles with TLC yarn, but any worsted weight yarn is fine.

Worsted weight yarn.
Size 8 needles (one circular, one set double point)

On the circular needle, cast on 80 stitches (more or fewer, as long as it's an even number, to get the right circumference), leaving a tail at least six inches long. Do NOT join!

Row One: Knit in the front and back of each stitch to double
the number of stitches. Turn work.

Row Two: Knit one, slip one with yarn in front of work. Repeat across.  Turn work.

Rows Three through Ten: Repeat row two. At the end of row ten, do not turn work.  You will now be working around the hat.

Row Eleven: Knit two together around.

Remaining Rows: Knit around. You may do a few rows of contrasting color in this straight part of the hat, if desired.


When body of hat is about eight inches long, place marker before next stitch and get ready to begin decrease rows. Divide the total number of stitches on the last row by eight. This will give you the width for each decrease "wedge". Switch to the dpns when you've decreased enough to make using the circular needle difficult.


First decrease row: Knit 8, k2tog, repeat around. (Use this number if you cast on 80 stitches... knit # will be different with more or fewer stitches. Using whatever number (x) you got when you divided the total number
by eight, knit "x" then k2tog. On subsequent decrease rows, you will knit one less "x" before the k2tog. When you get to kl, k2tog, that is your next to last row.)

Next row (and all remaining even rows): Knit around.

Second decrease row: Knit 7, k2tog, repeat around.

Third decrease row: Knit 6, k2tog, repeat around.

Fourth decrease row: Knit 5, k2tog, repeat around.

Fifth decrease row: Knit 4, k2tog, repeat around.

Sixth decrease row: Knit 3, k2tog, repeat around.

Seventh decrease row: Knit 2, k2tog, repeat around.


Eighth decrease row: Knit 1, k2tog, repeat.

Next (and final) row: K2tog around. Do not bind off.

Cut thread leaving about twelve inch tail. Using a yarn needle, run the tail through remaining loops and remove needle. Run the tail through those eight loops again and weave in the tail on the inside of the hat. Use the beginning tail to sew up the seam at the brim and weave the ends into the middle of the hat.


This pattern is for charity use only and may not be used or reproduced for sale or commercial purposes. You may print and distribute for charity purposes with this copyright info included

 Copyright Lisa Davis 2003



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