Monday, November 21, 2011
The Half and Half Hat
Supplies: 1 skein worsted weight yarn (about 145 yards), US 10 16” circular needles, stitch marker, crochet hook or tapestry needle.
Gauge: 7 stitches and 10 rows of knit = 2 inches Stitches: K (knit), P (purl)
Cast on 60. Join in a circle to start knitting in the round taking care not to twist the stitches. Use the stitch marker to keep track of where each row ends.
K1, P1 around the row for 2 rows. (This ribbing stitch is intended to keep the bottom of the hat from rolling TOO badly. If you don’t mind some rolling, you can skip these.)
Purl around the row and keep going until the hat measures 4.5 inches.
Now switch to knitting. Knit around the row and keep going until the entire hat measures 9 inches (4.5 inches of purl, and 4.5 inches of knit). Now begin the decreases.
Row 1: *K 8, K2together (making a decrease). Repeat from * around the row so there are 6 decreases total.
Row 2: * K 7, K2together (making a decrease). Repeat from * around.
Row 3: *K 6, K2together. Repeat from * around.
Row 4: *K 5, K2together. Repeat from * around.
Row 5: *K 4, K2together. Repeat from * around.
Row 6: *K 3, K2together. Repeat from * around.
Row 7: *K 2, K2together. Repeat from * around.
Cut the yarn leaving a tail a few inches long. Use your crochet hook or tapestry needle to thread the tail through the remaining stitches and knot to secure. Weave in your extra ends, and ta da! You’re done! Congrats on making a cute simple hat! Please email SansLimitesCrochet@gmail.com with questions.