Skill Level: Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
Skills: long-tail cast on, K2tog
Sizes: adult s (m, l)
Finished Measurements: fits adult 22" (23", 24")
Gauge: 24 sts and 20 rows = 4” on 8 mm in patt, (16 sts = 4" on 4.5 mm in st st as given on ball band); take time to check gauge
Yarn: 100g, 220 yds (201 m) worsted weight yarn
Suggested Brand: 1 skein Classic Worsted Long Print
Needles/Hooks: 8 mm 16” circular, 8 mm dpns
Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook
Read Notes and Tips before beginning.
CO 100 (115-130) with long-tail method (important); join being careful not to twist sts and pm for beg of rnd.
Rnd 1 (left slanting): *K2tog tbl slipping only the first st off the needle*, repeat from * to * to marker, sl m; repeat from * to * once more, then continue with Rnd 2
Rnd 2 (right slanting): K2tog slipping only the first st off the needle; repeat to marker, slm
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until hat measures 5-6” from CO, ending with a Rnd 1.
Work as established, making decs on Rnd 2 only. Work one dec by slipping both sts off the needle instead of just the first one (K2tog).
On the first dec rnd, the dec should be worked every 5 sts (repeat the pattern stitch 3 times, then drop the 4th and 5th st).
Then, every 4 sts and 3 sts. Then, K2tog until hat is closed up or until approx. 8 sts rem. BO and weave in ends. Add a pom-pom if you are into that kind of thing.
Notes and Tips:
• Keep your tension loose.
• Use scrap yarn as a stitch marker instead of a traditional ring marker so it won't get caught in the K2togs.
A big thanks to Allison Blevins for the pattern stitch - check out her amazing scarf here: http://store.tangleonline.com/index.php?main_page=pr...