Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
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caron® tea cakes™ linen stitch knit hat

Step 1
MEASUREMENTS: One size to fit average woman’s head

GAUGE: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Linen St Pat with size U.S. 11 (8 mm) needles
 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Note: For striping effect shown, work with 2 cakes throughout. Begin using each cake at different points in color transition to ensure contrasting colors. In most cases, this is achieved by working from the exterior of first cake and from interior of the second. If necessary to ensure color contrast, remove a single color from exterior of one cake, then set this yarn aside to be used as fringe. Alternate between these 2 cakes every 2 rows. 
 
With circular needle, cast on 56 sts. Join in rnd, being careful not to twist. Place marker for beg of rnd.

1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
 
Rep 1st rnd until work measures 2" [5 cm] from beg.

Inc rnd: *K7. Kfb. Rep from * around. 63 sts.

Note: For striping effect shown, alt between using a strand from outside of cake and a strand from inside of cake, every 2 rnds.
 

Proceed in Linen St Pat as follows:

1st rnd: K1. *Sl1wyif. K1. Rep from * around.

2nd rnd: Sl1wyif. *K1. Sl1wyif. Rep from * around.

These 2 rnds form Linen St Pat.
 
Keeping cont of striping effect (see note above), cont in Linen St Pat until work from beg measures 7" [18 cm]. 
Step 2
Shape Crown 

Note: Transfer sts onto double-pointed knitting needles when necessary.

1st rnd: (K1. Sl1wyif) twice. *Sl1. K2tog. psso. (Sl1wyif. K1) 8 times.** Sl1wyif. Rep from * around, ending last rep at **. 57 sts.

2nd and alt rnds: Sl1wyif. *K1. Sl1wyif. Rep from * around.

3rd rnd: (K1. Sl1wyif) twice. *Sl1. K2tog. psso. (Sl1wyif. K1) 7 times.** Sl1wyif. Rep from * around, ending last rep at **. 51 sts.

5th rnd: (K1. Sl1 wyif) twice. *Sl1. K2tog. psso. (Sl1wyif. K1) 6 times.** Sl1wyif. Rep from * around, ending last rep at **. 45 sts.

7th rnd: (K1. Sl1 wyif) twice. *Sl1. K2tog. psso. (Sl1wyif. K1) 5 times.** Sl1wyif. Rep from * around, ending last rep at **. 39 sts.

9th rnd: (K1. Sl1 wyif) twice.  *Sl1. K2tog. psso. (Sl1wyif. K1) 4 times.** Sl1wyif. Rep from * around, ending last rep at **. 33 sts.

11th rnd: (K1. Sl1 wyif) twice. *Sl1. K2tog. psso. (Sl1wyif. K1) 3 times. ** Sl1wyif. Rep from * around, ending last rep at **. 27 sts.

13th rnd: (K1. Sl1 wyif) twice. *Sl1. K2tog. psso. (Sl1wyif. K1) twice.** Sl1wyif. Rep from * around, ending last rep at **. 21 sts.
 
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem 21 sts. Draw up and fasten securely.
Step 3
Pom-Pom: Wind yarn around 4 fingers, approx 150 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew pom-pom to top of Hat.
 
 
ABBREVIATIONS:
Alt = Alternate
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue
Inc = Increase
K = Knit
Kfb = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Pat = Pattern
P = Purl
PSSO = Pass Slipped Stitch Over
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sl1 = Slip Next Stitch Knitwise
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Sl1wyib = Slip Next Stitch with Yarn in Back
Sl1wyif = Slip Next Stitch with Yarn in Front
Tog = Together
 
 
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  • 958715464
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    • Color: Ginger Spice
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