Monday, May 5, 2008


This is a fairly basic slouchy hat knit with Lion Brand Glitterspun, which gives it just enough glitz. It can be knit in a plain worsted weight yarn as well, and be just as pretty.

Lion Brand Glitterspun – 115 yards/50g - 2 skeins black or your color choice
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker.
Needles: 16” circular needles – size 5 US (3.5mm) & 9 US (5.5mm); Set of 4 size 9 (5.5mm) dpn’s
Size: One Size
Gauge: 5 sts = 1” using size 9 (5.5mm) needles

k – knit
p – purl
k2tog – knit 2 together
m1 – make 1 = lift strand between 2 sts on needles from front, k through back.

With size 5 circular needles, cast on 92 stitches. Join being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a marker to indicate start of new round.

Rnd 1-8: k2 p2 around.
Rnd 9: Change to sz 9 circulars and *k2, m1, repeat from * to marker. (138 stitches)

Continue to knit around until you’ve knit about 5 1/2”.
(Change to dpn’s when needed.)
Decrease round: *k4, k2tog, repeat from * to marker. (115 st)
Knit 4 rounds.
Next dec round: *k3 k2tog, repeat around to marker. (92 st)
Knit 4 rounds.
Next dec round: k1, k2tog, *k2, k2 tog, repeat from * to last st, k1. (69 st)
Knit 3 rounds.
Next dec round: *k1 k2tog, repeat around to marker. (46 st)
Knit 2 rounds.
Next dec round: k2tog to marker. (23 st)
Knit 2 more rounds.

Cut yarn leaving about 8-10” of length to run yarn through remaining loops on needles. Pull tightly and secure. Weave in ends.

Embellish with a crochet or knit flower or object of your choice.

This pattern is free for unlimited personal use. You may bookmark it, print it, copy and paste it. You can even make paper airplanes from your printed copy if you like. Just let people who are interested know where you got it.

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