Free Doll Hat Knitting Pattern
Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Increasing: knit front and back (kfr&b)
-Decreasing: knit 2 together (k2tog), slip-slip-knit (ssk)
-Working in the round on double pointed needles or circular needles using "magic loop" technique
-Picking up stitches
Materials: Plymouth Yarn Sockotta (45% cotton, 40% wool, 15% Nylon) fingering weight yarn, 3 1/2 oz/300 gr 414 yds/379 m - 1/2 ball (Main Color - MC)
Small amount, about 2 yrds of Knit Picks Stroll Fingering weight yarn, 50 gr/ 231 yrd /211 m (75% wool, 25% Nylon), color Barn Red (Contrasting Color - CC) are used for the crochet band and flower.
Notions: yarn needle, crochet hook 2.5 mm, sewing needle and thread to attach band and flower.
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) dpn or circular needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge for garter stitch: 26 st x 48 rows = 4" x 4"(10 cm x 10 cm)
Garter stitch in rounds:
Round 1 and all odd rounds - knit
Round 2 and all even rounds - purl
Repeat 2 rounds.
k - knit
p - purl
k2tog - knit 2 together
ssk - slip, slip, knit
kfr&b - knit front and back
st, sts - stitch, stitches
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
The hat is worked in rounds on dpn or circular needles using "magic loop" technique, from the bottom up. Then the stitches for the brim are picked up and worked from the center out. The crochet trim is optional and can be replaced with a silk/organdy ribbon and flower.
Cast on 78 sts, distribute the stitches evenly on dpn, join and continue to work in rounds., take care not to twist the stitches.
Round 1 and all odd rounds: knit.
Round 2 and all even rounds: *k1, p12 - repeat from * 6 times
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 nineteen times.
Round 39 (decrease round): * k1, ssk, k8, k2tog - repeat from * 6 times. = 66 sts.
Round 40: * k1, p10 - repeat from * 6 times
Round 41: knit,
Round 42: like round 40
Round 43 (decrease round): * k1, ssk, k6, k2tog - repeat from * 6 times. =54 sts
Round 44: * k1, p 8 - repeat from * 6 times
Round 45 (decrease round): * k1, ssk, k4, k2tog - repeat from * 6 times. = 42 sts
Round 46: * k1, p 6 - repeat from * 6 times
Round 47 (decrease round): * k1, ssk, k2, k2tog - repeat from * 6 times. = 30 sts
Round 48: * k1, p 4 - repeat from * 6 times
Round 49 (decrease round): * k1, ssk, k2tog - repeat from * 6 times. = 18 sts
Round 50: * k1, p2 - rep from * 6 times
Round 51 (decrease round): * k1, ssk - repeat from * 6 times
Round 52: purl
Cut yarn, leaving a 10" (25 cm) tail. Pull through all the remaining sts and secure.
Pick up and knit 78 sts along the hat's bottom edge.
Round 1 (increase round): * k5, kfr&b - repeat from * 13 times. = 91 sts
Round 2 and all even rounds : purl.
Round 3 (increase round): * k4, kfr&b - repeat from * 18 times to last 1 st, k1. = 109 sts
Round 5 (increase round): * k4, kfr&b - repeat from * 21 times to last 4 sts, k4. = 130 sts
Round 7 (increase round): * k4, kfr&b - repeat from * 26 times. = 156 sts
Round 8: purl
Round 9: knit
Repeat round 8 and 9 two more times.
Weave in all yarn ends.
Crochet chain 15" (37 cm) long for band and sew it on.
Crochet a small flower:
Chain 4, join with sl st to make ring.
Round 1: ch 1 (counts as sc), 11 sc into the ring, sl st to ch 1.
Round 2: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next sc, 1 sc in the next sc, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1. Tie off.