Monday, October 30, 2006

KMay's Eyelet Lace Elegance Hat

KMay's Eyelet Lace Elegance Hat
This hat is again knit on two needles. It is supereasy to knit, and the pattern can easily be memorized. It has a very elegant look to it. It is as always free to make for yourself or as a gift but not to sell and the pattern itself should not be shared but the link can be.

Size 8 knitting needles
Worsted Weight Yarn
Darning Needle

Cast on 86 stitches
Work 3 rows of K1, P1 Ribbing
Then work the following pattern rows a total of 7 times, then repeating row 1 once more.
PR1 (WS): K2, *P5, K2* repeat from *to*
PR2: P2, *K5, P2* repeat from *to*
PR3: K2, *P5, K2* repeat from *to*
PR4: P2, *K2tog, yo, K1, yo, ssk, P2* repeat from *to*

Then work decrease rows
DecR1: K1, *K10, K2tog* repeat from *to* ending K1
DecR2: P1, *P9, P2tog* repeat from *to* ending P1
DecR3: K1, *K8, K2tog* repeat from *to* ending K1
DecR4: P1, *P7, P2tog* repeat from *to* ending P1
DecR5: K1, *K6, K2tog* repeat from *to* ending K1
DecR6: P1, *P5, P2tog* repeat from *to* ending P1
DecR7: K1, *K4, K2tog* repeat from *to* ending K1
DecR8: P1, *P3, P2tog* repeat from *to* ending P1
DecR9: K1, *K2, K2tog* repeat from *to* ending K1
DecR10: P1, *P1, P2tog* repeat from *to* ending P1
DecR11: K1, K2 tog across row

Slip all sts to empty needle. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing seam and thread onto needle. Slip sts onto darning needle and off of knitting needle one at a time and pull up tight. Then sew side seam. Weave in ends and you're ready to wear it!


Crafty Mom said...

Hello, Just wanted to let you know that your patterns are absolutely beautiful...My daughter seen them last night and had decided that I needed to make her this hat..My question is this actually 2 questions. Can I make this in the round? and, On the first couple for rows you say k1,p1 ribbing does that mean to k1,p1 as if you were doing it in the round or just do as it says and k1,p1 back and forth.. Hope you understand what I am trying to say...Thank you so much for you beautiful creations..

Kody May said...

Thanks so much I love this hat too. You will have to alter the pattern to knit it in the round. Purl and knit stitches will have to be switched and done in the opposite direction. When it says k1 p1 ribbing I was reffering to back and forth. Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a beautiful hat that I would like to knit for a friend. But I don't know what ssk means? Could you enlighten me?

Kody May said...

Slip 2 stitches knitwise one at a time, then insert the needle through both stitches on the right hand needle and knit them together. It stands for slip slip knit

wildflower38 said...

Would the rest of the pattern have to be altered if it was knit in the round?

Kody May said...

Yes it would!

Anonymous said...

Love love love the hat! Can you indicate gauge and/or yarn used and/or said yarn's specs (e.g., oz and yards) and/or finished size?

(sign me "burned before by skipping the gauge swatch")

Kody May said...

I know it's hard to tell because of how cute this hat is but it is actually knit with super cheapo red heart super saver! Amazing I know lol.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for posting this pattern. I finished my first hat and it was a fun project!
I can't wait to make another one.


Kozy Kitty said...

I knit this cap in the round. I used Berroco Cotton Twist which is a worsted weight cotton rayon blend. This is a chemo cap so it couldn't be made out of wool. The photo can be seen on my blog:

Here are the instructions for knitting this hat in the round:

Needles: Size 8, 16 inch circulars, Size 8 double points.

Cast on 84 stitches.

Place marker at beginning of round and do 3 rows of K1, P1 ribbing.

Row 1: *P2, K5. Repeat from *
Row 2: *P2, K5 Repeat from *
Row 3: *P2, K5 Repeat from *
Row 4: *P2, K2 tog, yo, K1, yo, SSK. Repeat from *

Work pattern rows a total of 7 times then repeat row 1 once more.

Decrease rows (switch to dp's when necessary)
DecR1: *K10, K2tog, repeat from *
DecR2: *K9, K2tog, repeat from *
DecR3: *K8, K2tog, repeat from *
DecR4: *K7, K2tog, repeat from *
DecR5: *K6, K2tog, repeat from *
DecR6: *K5, K2tog, repeat from *
DecR7: *K4, K2tog, repeat from *
DecR8: *K3, K2tog, repeat from *
DecR9: *K2, K2tog, repeat from *
DecR10: *K1, K2tog, repeat from *
DecR11: *K2tog, repeat from *

Cut yarn, weave through remaining stitches and tie off.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kody May

Love this pattern! Thanks. I've made it twice-one in Red Heart off white and one in SWS pink and green. Both came out beautifully.

Question: What is the best way to cast on stitches? The cast on edge is very visible on thee hats and I don't think my stitches look well.

Thanks again, Jeanne

Kody May said...

I always use long tail cast on. It makes a very neat edge for me and makes it easy when I have to pick up stitches along a cast on edge.

Cristan said...

I'm going to try this for a baby with fingering weight and size 3.5 needles...hope it works!

Kody May said...

Let me know! If it does I'm going to make one!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I have been looking and looking for a quick and easy hat to knit that doesn't look that quick or easy. I made this hat and I expect I will make at least a dozen more. I can make 2 a day and my daughter has so many friends to give my little knit gifts too. I always add a little card that says "if you find a mistake in this project (and there may be one) it is just a reminder that we all make mistakes. I don't know why I haven't been to your site before, but I am hooked and can't wait to see what other great patterns you have created.

Mellie said...

I wanted to stop by and say thank you! I was trying to find a cute, quick, and soft knit and this hat was perfect. It's beautiful and lacy and yet still keeps my head warm :) Plus, it took me less than a day to complete :O Now that's what I call quick!

Thank you again!

The Dunton's said...

I found your pattern via a google search and it is exactly what I was looking for! I haven't really tried to tackle knitting in the round so I love finding hat (or any) patterns that are done flat and stitched up. Thank you so much for posting your patterns and have a wonderful day!

iLuv2knit said...

Hey, I love your knitting blog you are one of the best young knitters I've seen. I just learned to knit in August of 2008, and I am definitely an addict. Thank Allah it's not a illegal drug because I would need rehabilitation.

Kody May said...

I too suffer from a yarn addiction lol I always tell people "Just be thankful it's yarn not crack!"

Unknown said...

I love all your hat patterns! I have recommended your blog to my hat knitting group. I just finished the seed stitch hat and it came out great! thank you for letting us use your patterns.

MadeByAmanda said...

Just wanted to let you know I knitted this hat pattern up and I really like it. I had been wanting to try something in a lace pattern, and this was a great introductory pattern. Looks much more complicated than it is.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous hat and well written pattern. Thank you for sharing. I'd like to try this pattern for my 3 year old daughter. How many stitches would you suggest I started with? Thanks so much! Paula.

Knitfriend said...

I can't wait to make this pattern. I have been searching for months for a similar pattern- all I have to go by is a picture. This is the closest pattern design I have found to the one in my picture. Thanks sooo much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this pattern. It is exactly what I was looking for!

Anonymous said...

I am totally going to make this. It's exactly what I was looking for. My only question, what is the "P" for at the beginning of the row instructions, for example, PR1, PR2...?

Anonymous said...

Hi Kody May, I love this pattern, thank you for posting it. I just finished my second hat, and both came out perfect. Then, I used the pattern rows for the beginning and ending rows of matching scarves, and it's a great look! Thanks again.

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Unknown said...

Lovely looking pattern for my 1st project! What does PR1 (WS) mean?
I'm new at this lingo.
:DD (Dianne)

Marjorie said...

love the pattern thanks so much1 Got an Abba themed party coming up and this will be perfect in a sparkly yarn.

Kay Bussjaeger said...

I made this beautiful hat many years ago and want to now make another one. Please help me …do I do PR Rows 1-4 and then do all four again until sequence of 7 times or is each separate row done 7 times?