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caron® x pantone™ knit harlequin hat

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Step 1

SIZE: One size, to fit adult

GAUGE: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger U.S. 10 (6 mm) needles in stocking stitch. Take time to check your gauge.

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  • Center Dec (Center Decrease): Worked over 3 sts, slip next 2 stitches as if to K2tog.  K1, then pass slipped sts over knit stitch – center of 3 stitches should be on top of decrease. 2 stitches have been decreased.


Notes: Before working with Caron® x Pantone™ multi-shade yarn braid, separate each color link and wind into 5 separate balls.

  • Each color link will be referenced by its Pantone™ number (see label).
  • Designate each different shade of the 5 separate yarn balls as Contrast A, B, C, D and E, as noted in Materials section (or as desired).
  • Due to finite amount of yarn in each shade, pattern gauge must be matched to ensure successful results.
  • When working from charts, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work, but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color not in use. The colors are never twisted around one another.

With A and set of smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 72 sts. Divide sts evenly over 3 needles (24-24-24). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.

Rnds 1 to 6: *K2. P2. Rep from * around. Break A.

Change to B and larger set of needles.

Knit rnds 1 to 26 of Chart, reading rnds from right to left, noting 8-st rep will be worked 9 times. Break A, B and E. 

Step 2

With C, shape top as follows:

Rnd 1: *K8. Center Dec. K7. Rep from * around. 64 sts.

Rnd 2 and Alt Rnds: Knit.

Rnd 3: *K7. Center Dec. K6. Rep from * around. 56 sts.

Rnd 5: *K6. Center Dec. K5. Rep from * around. 48 sts.

Rnd 7: *K5Center Dec. K4. Rep from * around. 40 sts.

Rnd 9: *K4. Center Dec. K3. Rep from * around. 32 sts.

Rnd 11: *K3. Center Dec. K2. Rep from * around. 24 sts.

Rnd 12: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 sts.

Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely. 

Pom-Pom: Wind E around 4 fingers approx 100 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew to top of hat.

Step 3


Alt = Alternate

Approx = Approximate(ly)

Center Dec = Center Decrease

Contrast A = 17-5034 (Moody Pumpkins: Version 1); 19-4324 (Purple Pops: Version 2)

Contrast B = 19-4024 (Moody Pumpkins: Version 1); 13-3406 (Purple Pops: Version 2)

Contrast C = 19-4340 (Moody Pumpkins: Version 1); 18-3838 (Purple Pops: Version 2)

Contrast D = 18-1163 (Moody Pumpkins: Version 1); 16-0737 (Purple Pops: Version 2)

Contrast E = 19-0915 (Moody Pumpkins: Version 1); 16-3307 (Purple Pops: Version 2)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit Next 2 Stitches Together

P = Purl

Rem = Remain(ing)

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

WS = Wrong Side

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