I have really thick, curly hair and I have a hard time finding or knitting the right hat for myself – and I love hats. I made one last year with ear flaps and hated it on me, so that was given to the first friend who came over and liked it. This year I was determined to knit myself a hat that would work with my hair and not make me look like a beanie head! I knitted this hat over 2 evenings – I think the yarn is what really made it and I really love the wavy edge.
What You Will Need
1 set of US13 circular needles, 16″
1 set of four US13 double pointed needles
1 skein, plus a little of Bulky yarn – I used a thick and thin bulky roving (60 yds per skein) – I really wanted to use this yarn, but it is hard to see the lace pattern
Gauge: 10 stitches = 4″
Lace Stitch Pattern (worked on a multiple of 6 stitches)
Round 1: *YO, K1, yo, P1, P3tog (purl 3 together), P1; repeat from * to end of row
Rounds 2, 4 &6: Knit
Round 3: *K3, yo, slip 1 as to knit, K2tog (knit 2 together), psso (pass slipped stitch over), yo; repeat from * to end
Round 5: *P3tog, P1, yo, K1, yo, P1; repeat from * to end
Round 7: Remove beginning of round marker, slip last stitch worked to left needle, replace marker. *Slip 1 as to knit, K2tog, psso, yo, K3, yo; repeat from * to end
Round 8: Knit to marker, remove marker, K1, replace marker
Repeat rounds 1 – 8 for pattern.
1. Cast on 60 stitches and join in a round, being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker and work 4 rounds of garter stitch (purl 1 round, knit 1 round).
2. Start the Lace Stitch Pattern and work until piece measures approximately 5″ from cast on edge.
Shaping the Crown
Round1: *K8, K2tog; repeat from * to end of round
Round 2 and all even numbered rounds; Knit
Round 3: *K7, K2tog; repeat from * to end
Round 5: *K6, K2tog; repeat from * to end
Round 7: *K5, K2tog, repeat from * to end
Round 9: *K4, K2tog; repeat from * to end
Round 11: *K3, K2tog; repeat from * to end
Round 13: *K2, K2tog; repeat from * to end
Round 15: *K1, K2tog; repeat from * to end
Round 17; *K1, K2tog: repeat from * to end (8 stitches remaining)
Cut yarn, leaving a 10″ tail. Thread the tail onto a darning needle and pass through the remaining stitches, twice. Pull up snug and fasten off on the inside. Weave in ends.