Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Barn Hat Pattern

Was asked on numerous occasions for my barn hat pattern that I make with my homespun, so here it is:

Size 4 circular needle, mine is 16" from one tip to the other.  Cast on 90.
K1P1 for 5 inches if you want a brim, 2.5 inches if you want a skull cap.  I usually use two needles held together for the casting on so that the edge isn't really tight to the head.
Then place marker and switch to stockinette stitch for 4 inches.  Then begin the decreases, *Knit 3 knit 2   together* repeat between ** to end of row. Then knit 2 rows in stockinette.  Then *knit 2 knit 2 together* repeat between ** to end of row.  Then knit 2 more rows in stockinette.  At this point you may want to switch to double pointed needles size 4 still.  Then *knit 1 knit 2 together* repeat between ** to end of row, knit 2 rows stockinette.  Then knit 2 together all the way around, pick up the stitches with a sewing needle, draw it tight and knot it off.
I don't write patterns, so if I used the wrong symbols or something, I apologize.  Enjoy!

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