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Modernist Hat

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
    • White 1 ball (A)
    • Black 1 ball (B)
    • or colors of choice
  • Lion Brand®:
    • Knitting needles size 8
    • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

SIZE:

Finished circumference: about 19-1/2”, will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Finished height: about 8-1/2”

GAUGE:

15 sts + 30 rows = about 4” in Garter st (k every row).
BE SURE TO CHECK GAUGE.

DIRECTIONS:

NOTES:
1. Hat is worked flat in garter st (k every row) and intarsia colorwork, and then seamed. The colorwork creates 6 sections of triangles.
2. Body of hat is worked first, then sts are picked up along one long edge to work top of hat.
3. When working in intarsia, use a separate ball of yarn for each section of color. Wind each ball of yarn into 2 separate balls before beginning. When changing color, twist strands on WS to prevent holes.

With A, cast on 26 sts.
Rows 1 and 2: With A, knit.
Row 3: *With A, k1; with B, k12; rep from * once more.
Row 4 and all WS Rows: Knit, working A sts with A and B sts with B.
Row 5: *With A, k2; with B, k11; rep from * once more.
Row 7: *With A, k3; with B, k10; rep from * once more.
Row 9: *With A, k4; with B, k9; rep from * once more.
Row 11: *With A, k5; with B, k8; rep from * once more.
Row 13: *With A, k6; with B, k7; rep from * once more.
Row 15: *With A, k7; with B, k6; rep from * once more.
Row 17: *With A, k8; with B, k5; rep from * once more.
Row 19: *With A, k9; with B, k4; rep from * once more.
Row 21: *With A, k10; with B, k3; rep from * once more.
Row 23: *With A, k11; with B, k2; rep from * once more.
Row 25: *With A, k12; with B, k1; rep from * once more.
Row 26: Knit, working A sts with A and B sts with B.
Rows 27-156: Rep Rows 1-26 five more times.
Bind off.

Top of Hat
Note: A total of 72 sts for top of hat will be picked up along the side of hat – half with A and half with B.
From RS, with A and working along one long side of hat, pick up and k12 sts evenly spaced across the edge of each of the first 3 color sections for a total of 36 sts; change to B, and pick up and k12 sts evenly spaced across the edge of each of the remaining 3 color sections – 72 sts.
Row 2 and all WS Rows: Knit, working A sts with A and B sts with B.
Row 3 (Decrease Row): With A, k2tog, k9, k3tog, k9, k3tog, k8, k2tog; with B, k2tog, k9, k3tog, k9, k3tog, k8, k2tog – 60 sts.
Row 5 (Decrease Row): With A, k2tog, k7, k3tog, k7, k3tog, k6, k2tog; with B, k2tog, k7, k3tog, k7, k3tog, k6, k2tog – 48 sts.
Row 7 (Decrease Row): With A, k2tog, k5, k3tog, k5, k3tog, k4, k2tog; with B, k2tog, k5, k3tog, k5, k3tog, k4, k2tog – 36 sts.
Row 9 (Decrease Row): With A, k2tog, k3, k3tog, k3, k3tog, k2, k2tog; with B, k2tog, k3, k3tog, k3, k3tog, k2, k2tog – 24 sts.
Row 11 (Decrease Row): With A, k2tog, k1, k3tog, k1, k3tog, k2tog; with B, k2tog, k1, k3tog, k1, k3tog, k2tog – 12 sts.
Row 13 (Decrease Row): With A, (k2tog) 3 times; with B, (k2tog) 3 times – 6 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

FINISHING:

Edging
From RS with B, pick up and k72 sts along lower edge of hat, spaced in the same way as the 72 sts for the top of the hat.
Without working any rows, bind off.
Seam side edges together for back seam.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
k3tog = knit 3 stitches together
rep = repeat
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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