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Heart Hat Pattern

Heart Hat Pattern

Notes:

•The hat is worked on a circular needle then transferred to dpns for completion of the decreasing. (Or you may work on dpns if preferred.)
•Use stitch markers to mark beginning of rounds and ‘Heart Chart’ placement.
•Finishing Tip: Silk yarn can be slippery, so when weaving in ends I reinforced tails with a couple of stitches in matching thread.

Special Stitches:

S2KP: Slip 2 sts knitwise (together like you're going to knit them), k next the st, then using the tip of the left ndl, pass the 2 slipped sts over the knitted st. (This st is sometimes called double vertical decrease)
SSK: Or, slip, slip, knit. Which means, slip each of the next 2 sts one at a time onto the right needle, then using the left needle knit the two sts together. The st on top will slant to the left.
K2tog: Exactly as it reads, knit the next 2 stitches together as if they were one. The st on top will slant to the right.

One size

Knitted Measurements

Circumference: To fit 20” to 22” head. Hat will measure about 19” un-stretched.
Depth: 8 1/2”

Materials

• 2, 86yd/50gm skeins Alchemy’s Wabi Sabi, (66% silk/34%wool)
in #71f Rich Berry, Weight Category 4
OR Lamb's Pride Worsted Weight Wool/Mohair, 1 skein in desired color.
• Size 8/5 mm 16” circ needle (or size to obtain gauge)
• 1 set size 8/5 mm dpn needles, or same size as circular needle
• Yarn needle

Gauge

16 sts and 22 rows in ST st to 4”/10cm square using size 8/4.5mm needles or size to obtain gauge. Take time to check gauge.

Hat

With size 8/5mm circ needle, or size to obtain gauge, CO 92 sts being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: *K 1, P 1, rep from * to end of rnd. Use st marker to to indicate last p 1 is the center back of hat (this will become important when decreasing the hat crown).
Rnd 2 through 5: Work in established k 1, p 1 rib.
Beg Heart St Chart
(Note: See the Winter 06/07 issue of knit.1 for a thorough explanation of the Heart St Chart)
Rnd 6: Work first 40 sts in rib patt ending with p 1, beg Heart St Chart (11 st panel) as folls then work 41 sts in rib patt ending with p 1.
Chart = 11 sts and 10 rows.
1. k 3, k k2tog, yo, k 1, yo, ssk, k 3.
2. k 11.
3. k 2. k2tog, yo, k 3, yo, ssk, k 2.
4. k 11.
5. k 1, k2tog, yo, k 5, yo, ssk, k 1.
6. k 11.
7. k 2 tog, yo, k 7, yo, ssk.
8. k 11.
9. k 2, yo, s2kp, yo, k 1, yo, s2kp, yo, k 2.
10. k 11.
Work the above chart rnds 1 through 10 once, then rnds 3 through 10 twice.
Rnd 32: Cont to work rest of hat in k 1 ,p 1 rib, work ‘Small” Heart Chart once as foll:
1. k 2, k2tog, yo, k 3, yo, ssk, k 2. .
2. k 11.
3. k 1, k2tog, yo, k 5, yo, ssk, k 1.
4. k 11.
5. k2tog, yo, s2kp, yo, k 1, yo, s2kp, ssk.
6. k 9. (And work k 1, p 1 rib as established for rest of hat.)

Beg decreasing crown as foll:

First Dec: K 1, p 1, k 1, *S2KP, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, rep from *2 times, S2KP k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, ssk, k 5, k2tog, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, +S2KP, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, rep from + 2 times, end rnd with S2KP, k 1, p 1, k 1.
Work next 2 rnds as foll: k the k sts, p the p sts.

Second Dec: k 1, p 1, *S2KP, p 1, k 1, p 1. k 1, p 1, rep from * 2 times, S2KP, p 1, k 1, p 1, ssk, k 3, k2tog, p 1, k 1, p 1, +S2KP, p 1, k 1, p 1. k 1, p 1◊, rep from + 2 times, S2KP, p1, k 1, p1.
Work next 2 rnds as foll: k the k sts, p the p sts.

Third Dec: *Ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 1*, rep from * to * 3 times, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 1, rep * to * end of rnd.
Work next rnd as foll: k the k sts, p the p sts.

Fourth (Last) Dec: *S2KP, p 1, rep from * 8 times (18 sts remain).
Work one more rnd.
Cut yarn and thread onto yarn needle. Thread though remaining sts twice and gently pull to close opening. Secure yarn end to ws.

Finishing
•Weave in ends.
•Enjoy!

Variations:
For a shorter ‘skully’ version omit one heart chart repeat.
Use Heart Chart to adorn wrist warmers or scarves. Also great on children’s sweaters.

Copyright 2006MicheleWoodford
All rights reserved. One copy for personal use only. Not for manufacture, resale, or any type of reprint except with permission of author.

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