Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sleepless Nights Hat Pattern

Sleepless Nights Hat Pattern
This pattern can be worked up very quickly and helped me hide the fact that my hair was a mess since I couldn't fall asleep the night before. The lace is simple and easy to work. the lines of the hat are gorgeous and would be even crisper if worked in an acrylic or non single ply yarn. Look your best even when you feel like a zombie.


  • Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Patons Soy Wool Stripes
  • Size 8 circulars and/or dpns
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker to indicate beginning/end of row

Tip: If you are new to lace you may want to put stitch markers between each repeat or weave a cord in every few rows so that if you make and error you can frog it back to the cord and not lose all your progress.

Cast on 81 stitches and Join in the round

Do 1/2" to 1" of K1 P1 ribbing. (You will both begin and end with a K1 but this isn't noticeable. If you prefer you can cast on 80 stitches increasing one stitch on the first pattern row)

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K1, *(yo, ssk)x2, K1, (K2tog, yo)x2, K1* repeat from * to *.

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: K2 *yo, ssk, yo, (Slip 2 Knitwise, K1, Pass the two slipped stitches over the K1 as if binding off), yo, K2tog, yo, K3* repeat from * to * ending the last repeat with K2 instead of K3.

Repeat these four rows until hat is desired length. Begin decrease rows.

Dec Row 1: K2tog, K7, K2tog, *K8, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

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

Dec Row 3: *K6, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

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

Dec Row 5: *K4, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

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

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

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

Dec Row 9: K2tog across

Cut yarn leaving long enough tail to thread through the remaining stitches and pull up tight. Weave in all ends. Enjoy


Anonymous said...

Hey Kody May, I like this one a lot. It's so pretty, but uncomplicated to do at the same time. I think I'll make this one in a couple different colours (one for me, one for my mom, grandmom, aunt j) easy gifts, yay! Thanks for posting :)

P.S: How much yarn did you use?

Kody May said...

Mine took a single skein

Anonymous said...

I want to thank you for all the beautiful patterns you share - a lot of them are already on my "Have to knit" list and I'm looking forward to cast on for them! Thank you again!

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning!!! You are coaxing me out my standard knitting regime. Soon I will need to take the leap and try this pattern. I have only been to your site a few times and really enjoy it. Keep up the creative juices.

Anonymous said...

Hi KOdy May, you never cease to amaze me. I can't wait to see the latest thing you come up with.

All rise for Kody May, Queen of the Hat Knitters

Anonymous said...

Kody May, Kody May! You are becoming my favorite hat designer. I have knitted more of yours than anyone's. When are you going to create a book of your patterns, huh? I'm OLD and I LOVE your, do-able, interesting. Thanks for putting them out there for us. You are a jewel.

Anonymous said...

Love this hat!! The colors are great! Do you remember which colorway this is?

britchick said...

Beautiful hat - just finished it and it's perfect.
Nice just with the pattern.

Anonymous said...

I did this last minute for a friend...I know I screwed up just a couple of spots, but this pattern is incredibly can't tell at all! Very quick and easy to follow...comes out with a beautifully simple lace pattern. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey Kody May! I absolutely adore your designs! I'm just a beginner knitter, and I was wondering how I could make this into a flat pattern that might be a bit simpler?

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