Lion Brand Homespun Weekend Ribbed Hat

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Homespun Weekend Ribbed Hat

Knit a quick and easy cap for someone special!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 16 sts + 20 rows (about 4 inch) in Knit 2, purl 2 Rib unstretched to knit a hat that measures approximately 17 inch in Finished Circumference. Be sure to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size needle or hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle or hook. Download the template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
    Special stitch:
    Knit 2, purl 2 Rib (multiple of 4 stitches) = Row 1: *Knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to end of row. Row 2: Knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches. Repeat Row 2 for knit 2, purl 2 Rib.
    Notes:
    Hat is worked flat and then seamed.
    When you see "– 12 stitches" in the instructions, this tells you how many stitches you will have at the end of that specific row.
  • 2
    Cast on 68 stitches.
    Work in Knit 2, purl 2 Rib until piece measures about 7 inch from beginning.
    Decrease Row: *Knit 2, purl 2 together; repeat from * to end of row – 51 stitches at the end of this row.
    Rib Row 1: *Knit 1, purl 2; repeat from * to end of row.
    Rib Row 2: *Knit 2, purl 1; repeat from * to end of row.
    Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures about 10 inch from beginning, end with a Rib Row 1 as your last row.
  • 3
    Shape Crown (Top of Hat):
    Decrease Row: *Knit 1, knit 2 together; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2 – 34 stitches.
    Beginning with a purl row, work in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) for 5 rows.
    Decrease Row: *Knit 2 together; repeat from * to end of row – 17 stitches.
    Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail into blunt needle and then through remaining stiches. Pull to gather. Knot securely, then use yarn tail to seam Hat.
  • 4

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Homespun Yarn Barley 104210644
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles U.S. 10/6.0 mm 104236757
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
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