At the time I made this pattern, I used size 6 needles. After wearing it for a few weeks I noticed that it had begun to stretch a bit. I haven’t had a chance to try the pattern with size 5 needles (and a slightly smaller gauge) by the time I posted this pattern. If anyone is interested in testing it with size 5 needles, please let me know how it goes and I will update the pattern and credit you with help.
Edited to add (10/11/11): I liked the look of this hat, but after wearing the hat for a while, I didn’t like the construction. I’m crossing out the pattern below and am working on a new version of this to which I will link shortly.
Plymouth Yarn Suri Merino; 1 skein
1 pair US 6 19″ Circular Needles
1 set US 6 Double Point Needles
20 st = 4”
- CO 77 Stitches.
- Join making sure not to twist and place marker to designate the row.
- k1, p1 to end of row
- Continue in k1,p1 until piece measures 2 1/4 inches
- Knit in stockinette (knitting every row) until the piece measures 5-5 1/2 inches, depending on your desired length.
- On the last row: * k11 place marker (pm) repeat from * 7 times
- Row 1: * K2tog and knit to next marker. Repeat from *
- Row 2: K
- Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you have 21 stitches left (8 times). (Switch to the double pointed needles when you can no longer knit the hat on your circulars)
- Row 1: * K2 K. Repeat from * (14 stitches left)
- Row 2: * K2 K. Repeat from * (7 stitches left)
This is pattern is free for personal, non-commercial use. Further use requires permission from the designer (me). You may not sell or distribute the pattern in any form. You may not sell the any item or items made from this pattern without my permission. You may not use this pattern or items from the pattern for commercial use.