Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Easy Breezy Hat- A FREE Pattern!


Easy Breezy Hat
A simple, basic, classic hat- perfect for beginning knitters’ first hats, and perfect for advanced knitters to embellish!

Size: Adult, one size. Approx. 23” circumference unstretched.
Yarn: 150 yds DK or 120 yds worsted weight yarn
Needles: 6 or size needed for gauge
Gauge: In stockinette- 20 st/4 inches

Abbreviations:
K: knit
P: purl
K1f&b: knit one front and back- knit one stitch, but before removing the stitch just knit from the lefthand needle, insert the right needle into the back of that stitch, and knit- creating 2 stitches in one.
K2tog: knit two together- put the right needle through 2 stitches on the left needle, and knit them together as one stitch.

Pattern by: Jen Stone-Gerardy Copyright Knitolution Designs, LLC 2010, All Rights Reserved
Questions or comments about this design? Knitolution@gmail.com - www.knitolution.com

PATTERN- Knit flat and seamed.
Cast on: 90 stitches
Knit 1, Purl 1 rib for 1-2 inches.
Increase Row: K1f&b every 9th stitch, for a total of 10 increases. You now have 100 stitches.
Work even in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl the next row) for 6-8 inches from cast on
edge. End by working a purl row.
Decrease Rows:
Row 1: k8, k2tog, repeat across
Row 2 and all even # rows: purl across
Row 3: k7, k2tog, repeat across
Row 5: k6, k2tog, repeat across
Row 7: k5, k2tog, repeat across
Row 9: k4, k2tog, repeat across
Row 11: k3, k2tog, repeat across
Row 13: k2, k2tog, repeat across
Row 15: k1, k2tog, repeat across
Row 17: k2tog across, you now have 10 stitches.
DO NOT BIND OFF! Instead, cut your yarn leaving a very long tail. Using a darning needle,
thread the tail through the remaining 10 stitches. Remove the knitting needle, cinch the
stitches tightly, and use the tail of yarn to sew your hat closed.

PATTERN- Knit in the round.
Cast on: 90 stitches.
Place a stitch marker to mark end of round and join, being sure not to twist stitches.
Knit 1, Purl 1 rib for 1-2 inches.
Increase Row: K1f&b every 9th stitch, for a total of 10 increases. You now have 100 stitches.
Work even in stockinette stitch (knit all rounds) for 6-8 inches from cast on edge.
Decrease Rows:
Round 1: k8, k2tog, repeat around
Round 2 and all even # rows: knit around
Round 3: k7, k2tog, repeat around
Round 5: k6, k2tog, repeat around
Round 7: k5, k2tog, repeat around
Round 9: k4, k2tog, repeat around
Round 11: k3, k2tog, repeat around
Round 13: k2, k2tog, repeat around
Round 15: k1, k2tog, repeat around
Round 17: k2tog around, you now have 10 stitches.
DO NOT BIND OFF! Instead, cut your yarn leaving a very long tail. Using a darning needle,
thread the tail through the remaining 10 stitches. Remove the knitting needle, cinch the
stitches tightly, and weave the tail in securely.

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