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Free pattern: The Flat Hat

Posted on June 10, 2014 by Tash | 0 comments

We gave this pattern away to so many of you at Handmade the other weekend, and then I went to knit a second and found...a bunch of errors! I'm so sorry! I'd made a whole lot of fixes after my first test of this pattern and they seem to have got all mixed up when I wrote up the final version. Hopefully this is ok, but knowing my occasional inability to count to 3, there may be the odd slip-up in numbers. I'm going to re-knit it for a 4th time to check again, and will post any errata as soon as I can. Here you go!

 

Pattern updated 26 November 2014 for the following errata:

The row that previously directed:

Next row: p4, p2tog, p1, *k2tog, k5, repeat from * to last 6sts, p3, k3 (9 sts decreased, 56 sts remain)

now is:

Next row: p3, p2tog, *k2tog, k5, repeat from * to last 6sts, p3, k3 (9 sts decreased, 58 sts remain)

 

The Flat Hat by Tash Barneveld

Free pdf version available in our Patterns section.

A simple hat to practice switching between knit and purl, with the added bonus of some decreases. Easy enough for a beginner, the hat is knit flat and then seamed. The design is intended to help hide dodgy sewing skills, and make for more interesting knitting. 

 

The flat hat on Tash looking like a dork 

 

Yarn: 1 ball of Zealana Rimu 8ply in Kakariki Blue R23 or 1 ball of Silver Lining in Red Triangle (coming soon!)

Needles: 4mm (these can be straight or circular, up to you)

Other stuff: darning needle, scissors

Size: adult - it's pretty stretchy, but if you need to go bigger, use a 10ply yarn and 4.5mm needles. 

 

Abbreviations:

K – knit

P – purl

Sts - stitches

K2tog – knit two stitches together

P2tog – purl two stitches together

 

 

Cast on 104sts

Next row: *k2, p2, repeat from * to end

Repeat this row until work measures 2cm

 

Row 1: p 6, k to last 10 sts, p6, k4

Row 2: p4, k6, p to last 6 sts, k6

 

repeat these two rows until work measures 13cm from cast on edge.

 

 

Start to decrease for the crown:

Next row: p6, *k2tog, k9, repeat from * to last 10 sts, p2tog, p4, k4(9 sts decreased, 95 sts remain)

 

Next row: p4, k5, p to last 6 sts, k6

Next row: p6, k to last 7 sts, p5, k4

Next row: p4, k5, p to last 6 sts, k6

 

Next row: p6, *k2tog, k8, repeat from * to last 9 sts, p2tog, p3, k4 (9 sts decreased, 86 sts remain)

 

Next row: p4, k4, p to last 6 sts, k6

Next row: p6, k to last 7 sts, p4, k4

Next row: p4, k4, p to last 6 sts, k6

 

Next row: p2, p2 tog, p2, *k2tog, k7, repeat from * to last 7 sts, p4, k2tog, k2 (9 sts decreased, 76 sts remain)

 

Next row: p3, k4, p to last 5 sts, k5 (no decrease)

 

Next row: p5, *k2tog, k6, repeat from * to last 7 sts, p2tog, p2, k3 (9 sts decreased, 67 sts remain)

 

Next row: p3, k3, p to last 5 sts, k5 (no decrease)

 

Next row: p3, p2tog, *k2tog, k5, repeat from * to last 6sts, p3, k3 (9 sts decreased, 58 sts remain)

 

Next row: p3, k3, p to last 4 sts, k4 (no decrease)

 

Next row: p4, *k2tog, k4, repeat from * to last 6 sts, p3, k2tog, k1 (9 sts decreased, 49 sts remain)

 

Next row: p2, k3, p to last 4 sts, k4 (no decrease)

 

Next row: p2, p2tog, *k2tog, k3, repeat from * to last 5 sts, p3, k2 (9 sts decreased, 40 sts remain)

 

Next row: p2, k3, p to last 3 sts, p3 (no decrease)

 

Next row: p1, p2tog, *k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last 5 sts, p2tog, p1, k2 (10 sts decreased, 30 sts remain)

 

Next row: p2, k2tog, *p2tog, *repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2tog (16 sts remain)

 

Next row: *k2tog, repeat from * to end (8 sts remain)

 

Next row: break yarn with a 40cm tail. Pull through 8 remaining live stitches and weave in the end.

 

To finish: Using your darning needle, seam together to complete the hat shape. Weave in the end and wear. Hooray!

 

For a great tutorial on how to seam knit fabric together, see Knitty’s great mattress stitch step-by-step: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html

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