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A Rainbow Hat for Paige

Ashley Ratnam

Posted on February 15 2018

Okay so things have been crazy around here and Chantal and I are really not quite sure why. Well maybe we have figured it out. Chantal and I are both taking French classes this winter in hopes of one day being bilingual - this is harder then one thinks, so many verbs and tenses and other weird rules. I am sure learning English is just as bad. My little family has been fighting yet another round of the flu, an ear infection, and we just returned from Toronto - I am sure Chantal will explain this trip for you all in another post. She will have exciting things to share.

So as a treat for your patience here is a free stash busting hat pattern for you all :) The results of a cute little one asking for a rainbow hat made by her mommy.

 

Slouchy Marled Hat 

Yarn Used: One skein of RSBSY Superwash Sport in Spring Fling, left overs of RSBSY Comfort Sock in Fabulous and RSBSY Singleton in Shenanigans

Size: Child (Adult Small, Medium, Large); 19 (20.5, 22, 23) inches around

Gauge: 18 stitches and 22 rounds / 4 inches of stockinette stitch

Needles: US 6 / 4mm 16" circular needle, US 8 / 5mm 16" circular and double pointed needles (or as required to meet gauge) 

Notions: stitch markers, darning needle

Pattern

Using smaller needles, cast on 78 (84, 90, 96) sts. PM and join for working in the round, being carful not to twist your stitches.

Establish Ribbing: (k1, p1) around

Work in 1x1 ribbing as established for 1 (1.5, 1.5, 2) inches. Change to larger needles.

Work in plain stockinette (knit all stitches) until hat measures 7 (8, 9, 9.5) inches from the cast on edge.

Decreases:

Setup round: [k11 (12, 13, 14) k2tog, PM] around (there are now 6 equal sections divided by 6 markers)

Round 1: knit all stitches

Round 2: [knit to 2 stitches before marker, k2tog] around

Repeat rounds 1-2 two more times. There are now 54 (60, 66, 72) stitches total, which is 9 (10, 11, 13) stitches per section.

Repeat round 2 until 6 stitches remain. Cut yarn leaving a good length for weaving through the remaining live stitches. Pull tight to clog the top of the hat. Weave in all ends and block. 

** Paige's hat is knit with stripes. My stripes are 3 rows and I just carried the yarn up as I went. I knit the ribbing and the first stockinette round in all one colour before starting the stripes. **

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Happy Making,

Ashley

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