Pop Of Color Crochet Hat
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Caron® Simply Soft® Heathers™ (5 oz/141.7 g; 250 yds/228 m)
- Main Color (MC) Charcoal Heather (H9508)-1 ball
- Caron® Simply Soft® (6 oz/170.1 g; 315 yds/288 m)
- Contrast A Neon Yellow (39773)-1 ball
- Sizes U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) and U.S. 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needles 16" [40 cm] long
- Set of four size U.S. 8 (5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch marker
With 2 strands of MC tog and smaller circular needle, cast on 88 sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: Knit.
2nd rnd: Purl
Rep last 2 rnds until work from beg measures 2Â½" [6 cm], ending on a knit rnd.
Work Latvian Braid: 1st rnd: *With 2 strands of MC, K1. With 2 strands of A, K1. Rep from around.
2nd rnd: With both MC and A held in front of work, *With MC, P1. With A, P1. When switching yarns, wrap yarn for next st under yarn used for previous st. Rep from around.
3rd rnd: *With MC, P1. With A, P1. When switching yarns, wrap yarn for next st over yarn used for previous st. Rep from around.
Break A and 1 strand of MC.
With rem 1 strand of MC and larger circular knitting needle, knit in rnds until work from beg measures 6" [15 cm].
Shape top, changing to set of 4 double- pointed needles where appropriate:
1st rnd: *K9. K2tog. Rep from * around. 80 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K8. K2tog. Rep from * around. 72 sts.
5th rnd: *K7. K2tog. Rep form * around. 64 sts.
7th rnd: *K6. K2tog. Rep from * around. 56 sts.
9th rnd: *K5. K2tog. Rep from * around. 48 sts.
11th rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around.
Wrap A around 4 fingers approx 90 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew to top of Hat.
Alt = Alternate(ing)
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Beginning
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat Rnd(s) = Round(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)