Saturday, January 17, 2015

National Hat Day - January 15th

Here's how I celebrated the day - by knitting a new hat with some yarn that had recently arrived.  The pattern follows if you're interested in knitting your own!  Happy Hat Day!

Arrowhead Lace Cap


Adult woman

Length of hat about 8.5 inches blocked


10 stitch pattern repeat is approximately 2.5" wide 

Materials Needed:

DK weight yarn or Sock weight (double stranded)  I used about 50 grams of yarn.

Size 6 16 " circular needles and size 6 DPNs

Tapestry needle

Stitch markers


I find it is much easier if you place a stitch marker every 10 stitches and count, count, count!

Though I used Starry sock weight yarn (held double), this cap can be made with a variety of yarn weights by adjusting the number of stitches cast on and the needle size.


k - knit

p- purl

yo - yarn over needle

ssk - slip 1 stitch as if to knit twice, knit both slipped stitches together

k2tog - knit 2 stitches together

sl2-k1-psso - slip 2 stitches together as if to knit, knit 1 stitch, pass both slipped stitches over the knit stitch


Arrowhead lace stitch pattern 10 stitch, 4 row repeat

Round 1 & 3 knit

Round 2 * (yo, ssk ) twice, k1, (k2tog , yo ) twice, k1; rep from * to end of round

Round 4 * k1, yo , ssk, yo, sl 2-k1-psso, yo, k2tog, yo , k2; rep from * to end of round


CO 80 St 

Purl 4 rounds joining in the round after first round

Begin Arrowhead lace stitch pattern and continue for three repeats of the lace pattern (12rounds). Continue in stockinette stitch until hat measures between 5-6 inches. The crown decrease section will measure about 2.25-2.5 inches.


Crown Decreasing - change to DPNs when needed

Round 1 - Knit entire round 

Round 2- * k8, SSK,rep from * to end of round

Round 3- Knit entire round

Round 4- * k7, SSK, rep from * to end of round

Round 5- Knit entire round

Round 6- * k6, SSK, rep from * to end of round

Round 7- Knit entire round

Round 8- * k5, SSK, rep from * to end of round

Round 9- Knit entire round

Round 10-* k4, SSK, rep from* to end of round

Round 11 - Knit entire round

Round 12- *k3, SSK, rep from * to end of round

Round 13- Knit entire round

Round 14- *k2, SSK, rep from * to end of round

Round 15- Knit entire round

Round 16- *k1, SSK, rep from * to end of round

Round 17- Knit entire round

Round 18-*SSK entire round

Cut yarn leaving about a 12 inch tail. Run yarn through remaining stitches , pull taut, and weave in end of yarn.


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