Red Heart® Soft® Lacy Leaf Hat & Mittens

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by Brenda Lewis and Bobbi Anderson, Red Heart®

Red Heart® Soft® Lacy Leaf Hat & Mittens

A hat and mitten set, such as the Red Heart® Soft® Lacy Leaf Hat & Mittens, is a perfect gift for yourself or someone you love.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 20 sts + 26 rows (about 4 inch) in Pattern st to knit mittens that are about 11 inch long and a hat with a 19 inch circumference. Remember to check your gauge. Download template for special and standard knitting stitches and abbreviations not explained elsewhere. One size fits most.
  • 2
    Hat: Change to double pointed needles as is necessary. With circular needle, cast on 96 sts. Join, taking care not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of round. Beginning with Row 1, work in Pattern st until piece measures 6 inch from beginning, end with Round 6. Shape Crown Decrease Round: K18, k2tog, *k17, k2tog; repeat from * around – 91 sts. Knit 1 round. Round 1: [K11, k2tog] 7 times – 84 sts. Rounds 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10: Knit. Round 3: [K10, k2tog] 7 times – 77 sts. Round 5: [K9, k2tog] 7 times – 70 sts. Round 7: [K8, k2tog] 7 times – 63 sts. Round 9: [K7, k2tog] 7 times – 56 sts. Round 11: [K6, k2tog] 7 times – 49 sts. Round 12: [K5, k2tog] 7 times – 42 sts. Round 13: [K4, k2tog] 7 times – 35 sts. Round 14: [K3, k2tog] 7 times – 28 sts. Round 15: [K2, k2tog] 7 times – 21 sts. Round 16: [K1, k2tog] 7 times – 14 sts. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread yarn through remaining stitches, pull tightly and knot to secure.
  • 3
    Mittens (Make 2) With double pointed needles, cast on 36 sts. Divide sts evenly around needles. Join, taking care not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of round. Beginning with Round 1, work Rounds 1-6 for 3 times. Shape Wrist Decrease Round: [K2, ssk] 9 times – 27 sts. Knit 4 rounds. Increase Round: [K3, M1] 9 times – 36 sts. Knit until piece measures 7 inch from beginning. Shape Thumb Next Round: K3, knit next 7 sts onto a 12 inch strand of contrasting scrap yarn, slip sts back to left needle and work again with Mitten yarn, work to end of round. Knit until piece measures 10 inch from beginning. Shape Tip Round 1: K9, place marker, k18, place marker, work to end of round. Round 2: Knit to 3 sts before first marker, k2tog, k2, ssk, knit to 3 sts before next marker, k2tog, k2, ssk, knit to end of round – 32 sts. Repeat last 2 rounds 3 more times – 20 sts remain. Divide sts evenly on two needles and graft sts together.
  • 4
    Thumb Remove contrasting yarn from sts and place open sts from top and bottom edges of contrasting yarn on two needles – 15 sts. Divide sts evenly spaced around needles. Join to work in rounds. Place marker for beginning of round. Join yarn and knit for 13 rounds. Shape Tip Round 1: *K1, [k2tog] twice; repeat from * around – 9 sts. Round 2: [K1, k2tog] around – 6 sts. Cut yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail. Thread yarn through remaining stitches, pull tightly and knot to secure.
  • 5
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart® Soft® Yarn Teal 104212378 (2)
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premier Circular Knitting Needles U.S. 7/4.5 mm 16 inch (41 cm) 104236626
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Knitting Needles Double Point 7 inch Size 7 104236677
  • Boye® Carabiner Stitch Marker 20 pc. 104720794
  • Yarn Needle
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