the knit net

Tiny Stripes Hat

by Purl Soho

Step 1:

Begin at Bottom
With Yarn A, cast 120 (128, 136, 152, 168) stitches onto the circular needles.

Place marker and join for working in the round, being careful to not twist the stitches.

Round 1: With Yarn A, knit to end of round.

Round 2: With Yarn B, knit to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until piece measures 5 (5 ¾, 6 ½, 7 ¼, 8) inches from rolled cast-on edge or approximately 2 (2, 2 ¼, 2 ¾, 3) inches inches from finished desired height.

Step 2:

Shape Crown
Set-Up Round: With Yarn A, k14 (15, 16, 18, 20), slip 1 purlwise, place removable stitch marker on slipped stitch (not on needle), [k29 (31, 33, 37, 41), slip 1 purlwise, place removable stitch marker on slipped stitch] three times, knit to end of round.

Round 1: With Yarn B, [knit to one stitch before next marked stitch, remove stitch marker, s2kp (see Notes, above), place stitch marker on s2kp stitch] four times, knit to end of round. [8 stitches decreased]

Round 2: With Yarn A, [knit to next marked stitch, remove stitch marker, slip 1 purlwise, place stitch marker on slipped stitch] four times, knit to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 four (five, six, eight, ten) more times.[80 stitches]

Repeat Round 1. [72 stitches]

Next Round: With Yarn A, [knit to two stitches before next marked stitch, ssk, remove stitch marker, slip 1 purlwise, place stitch marker on slipped stitch, k2tog] four times, knit to end of round. [8 stitches decreased]

Next Round: With Yarn B, [knit to one stitch before next marked stitch, remove stitch marker, s2kp, place stitch marker on s2kp stitch] four times, knit to end of round. [8 stitches decreased]

Repeat last two rounds three more times. [8 stitches]

Cut both Yarn A and Yarn B. Thread both tails onto a tapestry needle. Draw the needle through the remaining stitches, pull taut, and bring the tails to the inside of the hat.

Step 3:

Finish
Weave in the ends and block as desired.