Marcie’s Hat Pattern

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.

Marcie's Hat

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.

 

Materials:

Plymouth Yarn Suri Merino; 1 skein
1 pair US 6 19″ Circular Needles
1 set US 6 Double Point Needles

Gauge:
20 st = 4”

Pattern:

  • 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

Decreases:

  • 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)

Finishing:

Cut yarn leaving a 6″ tail. Thread yarn through a tapestry needle and pull yarn through last 7 stitches. Pull tight. Secure the yarn on the inside of the hat and weave in ends.bluehat1

Copyright

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.

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9 thoughts on “Marcie’s Hat Pattern

  1. How can I get this pattern with out getting 12 p[ages of comments I don’t need nor want, It looks and sounds like a great pattern.Thanks.

  2. I have taken up knitting again while I am recuperating from a serious illness. I found this pattern delightful as it forced me to learn to knit with circular needles as well as double pointed needles since at some point the reduction requires it, but was not an unreasonable learning curve and quite a lovely pattern.

    My husband’s head is a bit larger than the pattern calls for, so increasing a bit may be needed for an adult male. BT

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