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Diamond Pattern Hat

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Hat Knitting Pattern

Size: head circumference 21" (54 cm)

Materials: Oomingmak Qiviut 100% Qiviut worsted weight yarn 120 yards (110 meters) / 56 gr - 0.5 skein (A)
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes 100% wool worsted weight yarn, color Fedora 110 yards (101 meters) / 50 gr - 1 skein (B)

Needles: #4 (3.5 mm) and #5 (3.75 mm) circular needles SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.


Broken Rib Pattern
Row or round 1: knit
Row or round 2: *k1, p1 rep from * across the row/round
Repeat rows (rounds) 1-2

Diamond pattern in rounds
Round 1 with color A: knit
Round 2 with color B: k1, *sl1 wyib (with yarn in the back), k1*, repeat across the round
Round 3 with color A: knit
Round 4 with color B: k2, *sl1 wyib, k1*, repeat accross the round

Gauge for Diamond pattern on needles # 5: 15 sts x 32 rounds = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)


With color B cast on 80 st on needles # 4, join and continue to work in rounds.
Work 10 rounds in Broken Rib pattern.
Round 11: change to needles #5 and work Diamond pattern for 38 rounds
Rounds 39-40: work Broken Rib pattern in color B

Round 41: *k6, k2tog, rep from * 10 times = 70 sts

Round 42: *(k1, p1) rep 2 times, k1, k2tog, (p1, k1) rep 2 times, p1, k2tog , rep from * 5 times = 60 sts
Round 43: knit
Round 44: *k1, p1, rep from * across the round
Round 45: knit
Round 46: *(k1, p1) rep2 times, k2tog, (p1, k1) rep 2 times, k2tog, rep from * 5 times = 50 sts
Round 47: knit
Round 48: *k1,p1, k1, k2 tog, p1, k1, p1, k2tog, rep from * 5 times = 40 sts
Round 49: knit
Round 50: *k1, p1, rep from * across the round
Round 51: *k2tog, rep from * 20 times = 20 sts
Round 52: knit
Round 53: *k2tog, rep from * 10 times  = 10 sts
Cut yarn, leaving a 10" (25 cm) tail. Pull through all the remaining sts and secure.



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There are 10 total comments on this article.

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Poster: Esther
January 18, 2014

Round 2 in Diamond Pattern does not end with k1 - is this an error?
Poster: Elaine Phillips
October 9, 2012

This hat should be knitted in rounds.
Poster: Deppy
October 9, 2012

Thanks for your help Elaine Phillips but my problem was in gauge. I was thinking that those lines of yarn must not be there. Now that I know that there is no problem to have extra yarn behind your gauge I've started knitting this hat. And it's great! Very nice patern.
Poster: Audrey
September 30, 2013

You could always pull it up while you are still at home and just view it at the hospital
Poster: Emma
November 23, 2013

I found some worsted weight wool yarn I would like to make this hat with but it's only 109 yards. I noticed for color B the yarn used was 110 yards and one skein. Was there any yarn left over from the 110 yards so I could possibly get away with 109 yds?
Poster: CarrieAnne
September 16, 2013

Love this pattern! A tad confused... You say work diamond pattern for 38 rounds, then it goes on to round 39. Do you work diamond pattern rounds 11-38 or 11-48?

Hope this makes sense as it's late!

Poster: Gigi
February 10, 2013

I love these patterns. However, I wish they could downloaded. Tomorrow I'm spending hours in a hospital waiting room without wifi so I can not take this hat with me to knit :-(
Poster: Deppy
October 8, 2012

Well, I was just confused the other day. Now, I can make this hat and I'm on it right now.
Thanks anyway.
Poster: Deppy
October 7, 2012

Hi! I'm a newbie in knitting an I'm trying to make this hat. So, I need some help. Do I have to cut the yarn
every time I move the hat from left to right needle? Because my yarn, of the color I want to use, is in the other side.
Poster: marya
August 14, 2012

hi, I want knit this diamond hat for my husband. but I already buy a circular needle and don't know how use it.
I don't know that connect first and last stitch in first round
please help me i want surprise my husband
please email me thank you

best regards

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