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This hat pattern is for all of you who avoid swatching by any means! It’s knitted top-down in 1-by-1 ribbing so the top acts as your swatch and even though your gauge is a little bit off it’s ok because the ribbing is super elastic.
The pattern is easy to adjust to different yarn weights and gauges.
The pattern is available for free below. Ad-free pdf-version is available on my Etsy shop.
It is always best to choose a size based on actual measurements but if you are not able to do that you can choose a size based on the labels listed below. If you are between the sizes choose smaller.
Child (S, M, L) to fit head circumference
Please note that ribbing is very stretchy and the measurements are smaller than the measurements of the head.
34 sts per 4″ (10 cm) in 1 by 1 ribbing.
Tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers
US2.5 30″ (3mm 80cm) or longer circular needle.
Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.
Sample uses fingering weight superwash merino wool Sandnes garn Babyull Lanett (50g = 191yds / 175m) in colorway 7251 (blue petrol) and Sandnes garn Tynn Silk Mohair (25g = 232 yds / 212m) in colorway 6552 (ice blue).
You need both yarns listed below.
Please note that the yardage may vary if your gauge differs.
Hold both strands of yarn together. With Turkish cast-on method CO 28 sts (14 sts / needle).
Pattern: *(k1, p1) repeat from * to BOR.
Setup round: *(work 6 sts in pattern, pm, work 8 sts in pattern, pm) repeat from * to BOR.
Repeat rounds 1 to 4 a total of 5 (6, 7, 8) times. A total of 108 (124, 140, 156) sts.
If you are unsure about the size you can place a lifeline and leave the stitch markers and work your hat until you can try it on. If it fits you can remove all the markers except the last one that is BOR.
Work in pattern until your work measures 10 (12, 13, 14)″ [26 (31, 33.5, 36) cm].
BO using the tubular bind-off method.
Weave in ends and enjoy your hat!
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