Here’s a free pattern to knit!
PDF version link is at the bottom of the post.
I like hats. I like knitting hats. They are quick and don’t require much yarn. They keep your head warm in the winter and hide a bad hair day!
The lace is based on Milanese Lace from Barbara Walkers A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns.
Running in Circles Hat
Gauge 6 st per inch in stockinette on 3.5mm needles.
Sport Weight Yarn 50 grams. I used Knit Picks Stroll for the sample.
16″ circular needles; size 3.25mm and size 3.5mm (or double points)
Size 3.5mm double pointed needles
Tapestry needle for finishing ends.
Fits an adult size head.
Cast on 112 st on the 3.25 needle. Join in the round. K2, P2 around for 1 1/2″ to 2″.
Next row Increase: K12, M1 around (8x), then K8, M1 (2x) (122 stitches)
Now begin the Lace Pattern using the larger needles:
Row 1: K1 *K4, K2tog, Yo* K1
Row 2: K1 *K3, K2tog, K1, YO* K1
Row 3: K1 *K2, K2tog, K2, YO* K1
Row 4: K1 *K1 K2tog, K3, YO* K1
Row 5: K1 *K2tog, K4, YO* K1
Row 6: *K2tog, K4, YO* K2
Row 7: K1 *K1, YO, K3, K2tog* K1
Row 8: K1 *K2, YO, K2, K2tog* K1
Row 9: K1 *K3, YO, K1, K2tog* K1
Row 10: K1 *K4, YO, K2tog* K1
Repeat Rows 1 – 10 a total of 3 or 4 times before beginning Decrease stitches, depending on your head size. You’ll probably want to try it on here to be sure.
Dec 1: K1 * K4, K2tog* K1
Dec 2: K1 *K2, K2tog, K1, YO* K1
Dec 3: K1 * K2, K2tog, K1* K1
Dec 4: K1 * K1, K2tog, K1, YO* K1
Dec 5: K1 *K2tog, K2* K1
Dec 6: *K2tog, K1, YO* K2tog
Dec 7: *K2, K2tog* K1
Dec 8: *K1, K2tog, YO* K1
Dec 9: *K2tog, K1* K1
Dec 10: *K2tog, YO* K1
Dec 11: *K2tog* K1
Dec 12: Knit around
Dec 13: *K2tog*
8 stitches left. Using the Tapestry needle run yarn through remaining stitches. Weave in ends. Block on foam head ( You can get these cheap at a beauty supply store ).
I also made one out of my Hand Spun… Which I showed you in my post a few days ago New Pattern in Progress . I made the red one on the way up to Fort Yargo so that I would have a sample in a readily accessible yarn.
Hope you like it! If you make a Hat please post it on Ravelry!! Add it to the projects page and include a picture. I’d love to see it!
Click on the link for the PDF version. Running-in-Circles-Hat-1-3