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Colorful Striped Roll Brim Hat Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Colorful Striped Roll Brim Hat Knitting Pattern

This roll brim hat is knit with a yarn that stripes and a matching solid color. It can be knit with just one or the other yarn if desired.

Colorful Striped Roll Brim Hat Knitting Pattern

Size:
Fits most women; about 19" in circumference

Gauge:
17 sts and 22 rows = 4" in St st

Materials:
Size 10 US (6 mm) 16 or 20" circular needles
Size 10 US (6 mm) double pointed needles
1 ball Mochi Plus Solid by Crystal Palace Yarns - Color 1502 Lapis Blue (Color A)
80% Merino Wool/20% Nylon
1 ball Mochi Plus by Crystal Palace Yarns -Color 571 Berry Compote (Color B)
50 grams/1.75 ounces
95 yards/87 meters

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Instructions
With circular needle and A, CO 80 sts.
Join, making sure sts aren't twisted. Place marker for beg of rnd.
K 10 rnds.
With B, k 6 rnds.
With A, k 2 rnds.
With B, k 4 rnds.
With A, k 1 rnd.
With B, k 9 rnds.
With A, k 3 rnds.
With B, k 4 rnds.
Hat should measure approx 7" from beg (with roll brim flat).
Shape Crown
Note:
Change to double pointed needles when sts no longer fit on circulars.
Rnd 1: With B, *k8, k2tog; rep from * around - 72 sts
Rnd 2: K
Rnd 3: With A, *k7, k2tog; rep from * around - 64 sts
Rnd 4: K
Rem rnds are worked with B.
Rnd 5: *k6, k2tog; rep from * around - 56 sts
Rnd 6 and all even rnds: K
Rnd 7: *k5, k2tog; rep from * around - 48 sts
Rnd 9: *k4, k2tog; rep from * around - 40 sts
Rnd 11: *k3, k2tog; rep from * around - 32 sts
Rnd 13: *k2, k2tog; rep from * around - 24 sts
Rnd 15: *k1, k2tog; rep from * around - 16 sts
Rnd 17: k2tog around - 8 sts

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. With blunt needle, thread tail through remaining sts and pull tightly to close top of hat.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter