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Garter Stripe Hat

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart
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Description

SIZE:

Circumference is 20 (22)"

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 1 skein Red Heart® With Love® Yarn: Iced Aqua
  • Size 9 [5.5mm] knitting needles, or size for gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors

GAUGE:

16 sts = 4"; 26 rows = 4" in Garter Stripe pattern without stretching.

DIRECTIONS:

Written for size S/M; changes for M/L in ( ).
Cast on 90 (98) sts. Work in ribbing as follows:
Row 1 (RS): K2, * P2, K2; rep from * across.
Row 2: P2, * K2, P2; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1 & 2 for ribbing until 4" from beginning, end by working Row 1.
Dec Row: Keeping continuity of ribbing; work as follows:
Work 3 sts, [work 2tog, work 7 (8) sts] 9 times, work 2tog, work 4 (3) sts –
80 (88) sts. Work in Garter Stripe pattern as follows:
Row 1 (RS): Purl.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4 (WS): Purl.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-6 for Garter Stripe pattern until 4" above the ribbing, end by working a WS row.
Dec will be worked on both knit & purl rows. If next row is a knit row, K6, K2tog. If next row is a purl row, P6, P2tog.
SHAPE TOP: Keeping continuity of pattern; work as follows:
Next Dec Row: [Work 6 sts, work 2tog]
10 (11) times – 70 (77) sts.
Next Row & All WS Rows: Work even in pattern.
Next Dec Row: [Work 5 sts, work 2tog]
10 (11) times – 60 (66) sts.
Next Dec Row: [Work 4 sts, work 2tog]
10 (11) times – 50 (55) sts.
Next Dec Row: [Work 3 sts, work 2tog]
10 (11) times – 40 (44) sts.
Next Dec Row: [Work 2 sts, work 2tog]
10 (11) times – 30 (33) sts.
Next Dec Row: [Work 1 st, work 2tog]
10 (11) times – 20 (22) sts.
Next Dec Row: [Work 2tog] 10 (11) times – 10 (11) sts.
Next Dec Row: [Work 0 (1) st, work 2tog] 5 times – 5 (6) sts. Cut yarn leaving a 12" end. Thread yarn needle with this end & weave through remaining sts; draw up firmly; fasten securely. With same end, sew the back seam, reversing at the half way point of ribbing.

ABBREVIATIONS:

dec = decrease, k = knit,
p = purl, RS = right side,
rep = repeat, st(s) = stitch(es),
tog = together, WS = Wrong side

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