Free Doll Hat Knitting Pattern
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.
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) dpn or circular needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge for garter stitch: 26 st x 64 rows = 4" x 4"(10 cm x 10 cm)
Garter stitch in rounds:
1st row and all odd rows - knit sts
2nd row and all even rows - purl sts
kfr&b - knit front and back (increase 1)
The body of the hat is worked in rounds on dpn or circular needles 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, join and continue to work in rounds.
Round 1 and all odd rounds: knit.
Round 2 and all even rounds: *k1, p12 - rep from * 6 times
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 38 times.
Round 39: * k1, k2tog, k8, k2tog - rep from * 6 times
Round 40: * k1, p10 - rep from * 6 times
Round 41: knit,
Round 42: like round 40
Round 43: * k1, k2tog, k6, k2tog - rep from * 6 times
Round 44: * k1, p 8 - rep from * 6 times
Round 45: * k1, k2tog, k4, k2tog - rep from * 6 times
Round 46: * k1, p 6 -rep from * 6 times
Round 47: * k1, k2tog, k2, k2tog - rep from * 6 times
Round 48: * k1, p 4 - rep from * 6 times
Round 49: * k1, k2tog 2 times - rep from * 6 times
Round 50: * k1, p2 - rep from * 6 times
Round 51: * k1, k2 tog - rep 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: * k5, kfr&b - repeat from * 13 times = 91 sts
Round 2 and all even rounds purl.
Round 3: * k4, kfr&b - repeat from * 18 times to last 1 st, k1 = 109 sts
Round 5: * k4, kfr&b - repeat from * 21 times to last 4 sts, k4 = 130 sts
Round 7: * k4, kfr&b - repeat from * 26 times = 156 sts
Work 6 more rounds of garter st in rounds and bind off.
Crochet chain for 15" (37 cm) for band and sew it on.
Crochet a small flower:
Chain 4, join with sl st to make ring.
Rnd 1: ch 1 (counts as sc), 11 sc into the ring, sl st to ch 1.
Increase by 6 sc in next round 10 times as follows:
Rnd 2: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next st, 1 sc in the following st, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1. Tie off.