Sunday, September 23, 2007

Complimented Lace Hat Pattern


Complimented Lace Hat Pattern
As soon as I saw this lace stitch I knew it had to become a hat. It's the perfect balance. The lace is not too open or too close that is does not have a lace appearance. As for the complimented part, my somewhat oblivious Randy said ,"That looks great on you!" the second I put on the finished product. The lace while looking complicated is in fact one of the simplest I have ever worked. The design naturally creates a slightly scalloped edge that is beautiful. Please make one for yourself or a friend but don't sell them unless 100% of the profits go to charity. Also if you want to share the pattern please share the link and not the pattern itself.

Supplies:
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (I used 1 and 1/2 66 yard skeins of King Tut 100% Egyptian Cotton, the cotton yarn gave the lace a nice drape)
  • Size 8 circulars and/or dpns
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch Marker to mark beginning of row on circulars

To Begin:

Cast on 81 stitches

Do 1 to 1 1/2 inches K1, P1, Ribbing (Due to the odd number of stitches you will start and end with a knit stitch but this is not noticeable in the final product.)

For the body of the hat complete the following 32 rows, repeating as necessary until hat is desired length, ending after a row 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, or 32.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Knit

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: (K1, yo) 3 times, *(ssk) twice, sl 2 knitwise-K1-P2sso, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K1) 5 times, yo* repeat from * to * ending (ssk) twice, sl 2 knitwise-K1-P2sso, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K1) 3 times.

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Knit

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: (K1, yo) 3 times, *(ssk) twice, sl 2 knitwise-K1-P2sso, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K1) 5 times, yo* repeat from * to * ending (ssk) twice, sl 2 knitwise-K1-P2sso, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K1) 3 times.

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: (K1, yo) 3 times, *(ssk) twice, sl 2 knitwise-K1-P2sso, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K1) 5 times, yo* repeat from * to * ending (ssk) twice, sl 2 knitwise-K1-P2sso, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K1) 3 times.

Row 13: Knit

Row 14: Knit

Row 15: Knit

Row 16: (K1, yo) 3 times, *(ssk) twice, sl 2 knitwise-K1-P2sso, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K1) 5 times, yo* repeat from * to * ending (ssk) twice, sl 2 knitwise-K1-P2sso, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K1) 3 times.

Row 17: Knit

Row 18: Knit

Row 19: Knit

Row 20: (K2tog) 3 times, *(yo, K1) 5 times, yo, (ssk) twice, sl 2 knitwise-K1-P2sso, (K2tog) Twice* rep from * to * ending (yo, K1) 5 times, yo, (ssk) 3 times.

Row 21: Knit

Row 22: Knit

Row 23: Knit

Row 24: (K2tog) 3 times, *(yo, K1) 5 times, yo, (ssk) twice, sl 2 knitwise-K1-P2sso, (K2tog) Twice* rep from * to * ending (yo, K1) 5 times, yo, (ssk) 3 times.

Row 25: Knit

Row 26: Knit

Row 27: Knit

Row 28: (K2tog) 3 times, *(yo, K1) 5 times, yo, (ssk) twice, sl 2 knitwise-K1-P2sso, (K2tog) Twice* rep from * to * ending (yo, K1) 5 times, yo, (ssk) 3 times.

Row 29: Knit

Row 30: Knit

Row 31: Knit

Row 32: (K2tog) 3 times, *(yo, K1) 5 times, yo, (ssk) twice, sl 2 knitwise-K1-P2sso, (K2tog) Twice* rep from * to * ending (yo, K1) 5 times, yo, (ssk) 3 times.

When you have repeated these rows to meet desired length and ended after one of the rows specified above begin the decrease rows

Decrease Row 1: K2tog, yo, K2tog, K5, K2tog, *K1, yo, K2tog, K5, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

Decrease Row 2: *K7, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

Decrease Row 3: *K1, yo, K2tog, K3, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

Decrease Row 4: *K5, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

Decrease Row 5: *K1, yo, K2tog, K1, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

Decrease Row 6: *K3, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

Decrease Row 7: *K2, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

Decrease Row 8: *K1, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

Decrease Row 9: K2tog across row.

I then ended my hat by putting the first 4 stitches on one needle, the second four on another, flipped them to the inside of the hat and did a three needle bind off. If you do not want to do a four needle bind off you can just cut the thread, use a tapesty needle to loop it through the remaining stitches and pull it up tight. Weave in any ends and enjoy!

24 comments:

Silvia de Castillo said...

My first glance was at you though, because you look so pretty! And the hat, beautiful. Seems I'm never gonna stop knitting now.

Alabamama said...

Kody May! This is a BEAUTIFUL hat - I may have to start it tonight. Your designs are all over my family and I so appreciate your generosity in sharing them. Randy, was exactly right....you look beautiful in this lovely lace confection!

Kody May said...

Thank you both so much! I am in love with this hat pattern! It was so simple and when I looked at the finished product it was just so beautiful. I have hardly taken it off since I finished it! Can't wait to see what someone else's looks like! Happy Knitting!

Carol in WI said...

Kody May,

I just found your site and absolutely love this hat. Was looking for a charity hat for our knitter's guild, but may have to make and keep this one for myself. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful pattern with us.

When I have the time, will look at all the rest of your patterns.


Carol in WI

Kody May said...

Thanks so much! New patterns all the time!

Jennifer in MI said...

Awesome hat!!! I can't wait to make one for myself. Thanks for sharing!!

Sonja said...

Absolutely stunning!!! I'm going to try making this for myself :)

Anonymous said...

This hat is absolutely luscious! I'm up to Row 4 of the pattern but do not recognize the "P2sso" in the (sl2 knitwise-k1-P2sso) sequence. Please explain. ALSO...
I made my granddaughter a poncho and know she would LOVE this hat to match but the yarn I used is Sport weight.How would I use this pattern with a sport weight yarn?

Your Designs are FABULOUS!

Thanks
Angela

Kody May said...

P2sso means pass 2 slip stitches over, you slipped two stitches and you need to pass both of them over the knit stitch as if you were binding off. I have actually used sport weight with this pattern and it fit but I have a small head, you may want to just go up a needle size or two.

Anonymous said...

Just so pretty! both you and the hat! I am new to knitting and want a hat that is more and when I Thank you for sharing, whenever i get it done I would like to send you a picutre, thanks again

Anonymous said...

Kody May, I have to sincerely tell you, you are a genious. Your patterns are- so many! You've created and finished so many unique items. This is by far my favorite. I'm doing this with 2 yarns held together throughout. It is a tan color with a little gold and sequins!
How in the world did you come up with this pattern!? I'm just so impressed.
So now I have a question. Is it at all possible to get st counts for how many I am supposed to have after the very last row before your decreases start? And for after every decrease row. I'm really struggling. :( It's my third project with dpns and my first really challenging project.
I've ripped out too many rows to count.
I'm sure it will look great on galpal's daughter though! (if doesn't you know where it will be- ON MY HEAD!!)
As challenging as it is, I'm determined to make another for myself. Practice makes perfect. :)
Please please let me know if you can come up with a stitch count!
Bethany

Anonymous said...

Your a beautiful Woman

Kody May said...

:)

Anonymous said...

I have been looking through hat patterns to find somthing for my daughter to make. Every time I come across your hats I am in awe of your creativity.

Anonymous said...

This is just so beautiful! Is there a way I could modify the pattern to knit it on two needles that aren't double pointed?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making this a free pattern. I will be using it to make chemo caps. It is perfect for a summer cover.

Michelle said...

Hi Kody May,
Hope you get this - as its a couple of years after you posted :)
Your patterns are so beautiful... I'm not a knitter myself, but thinking of asking my MotherInLaw to make one for me. With this beautiful lace one, do you think it could be made in wool? I wasn't sure if that would ruin the delicate pattern - I guess you could use fine wool? (As you can tell I know nothing about knitting :D )
Thanks for the advice!
Michelle

Kody said...

I have seen others make it out of wool on ravelry and it turned out quite beautifully.

Suni said...

wondering what the multiples of the lace stitch are... i am looking for a 13 stitch pattern to finish this baby sweater. thanx!

Anonymous said...

Never seen a hat that complimented a face as this one does yours. Your a beautiful woman and the hat increases that 3 fold.

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Nice post! Can’t wait for the next one. Keep stuff like this coming.

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Anne Lambert said...

Thank you. This hat is lovely, feminine and just what I was looking for. I want to make a chemo cap from it and think the recipient will love the femininity at a time when she feels so unfeminine.

Anonymous said...

Confused about stitch count. Cast on 81 , but row 4 seems to deal with only 67 stitches-what am I missing? This is a beautiful hat and I really want to make it!