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by annie cholewa

© Annie Cholewa

© Annie Cholewa

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Downton Hat FAQ answers:

If you knit to gauge you will require 100g to 150g of the recommended yarn to complete your hat. If substituting yarn you may need more or less than is given in the pattern. Please always knit a gauge swatch if substituting yarn (in fact, please always knit a gauge swatch, period!).

The instruction to knit or purl zero stitches (K0 and P0) indicates that for the size you are knitting there are no stitches to work at that point, a larger or smaller size may be different.

The number of stitches on the needle for each size (baby to adult)
96/104/112/120/128/136 translates to a hat circumference of
16/17.3/18.6/20/21.3/22.6 inches if knitted to gauge.

This pattern is ANNIE CHOLEWA copyright and is available for your personal use only.

Downton Hat pattern

Recommended yarn: Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK

You will need 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) 50g balls of colour A, and 1 x 50g ball of colour B (brim).

Needles: 3.25 mm (US 3) 40cm circular needle (children’s sizes)/3.25 mm (US 3) 60cm circular needle (adult sizes), or needle size to achieve gauge.

Also (optional) 3.25 mm (US 3) straight needles, or needle size to achieve gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers. A tapestry needle

Gauge: Approximately 24 stitches and 40 rows to a 4 inch/10cm square in double moss stitch.

Skills required: knitted cast on; knitting in the round, purling, picking up stitches, blocking.

Abbreviations:
K Knit
P Purl
(K2, P2) Repeat these four stitches
RS Right side of work facing
SM Slip marker
WS Wrong side of work facing

Crown, knitted flat.

Using 3.25 mm needle/s and colour A cast on 24 (26, 28, 30, 32. 34) stitches.
A cast on method that will facilitate the later picking up of stitches along this edge is recommended, e.g. knitted cast on.

Row 1: (RS)(K2, P2) repeat to last 0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2) stitches, K0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2)
Row 2: (WS) P0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2), (K2 P2) to end.
Row 3: (P2 K2) repeat to last 0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2) stitches, P0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2)
Row 4: K0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2), (P2, K2) to end

Repeat rows 1-4, 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) times more, working last row using the circular needle if straight needles have been used for the crown. 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60) rows.

Do not turn work.

Sides, knitted in the round.

Continuing with WS of the work facing and using circular needles pick up at even intervals and purl 24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34) stitches from the left side of the crown, 24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34) stitches from the cast on edge, and 24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34) stitches from the right hand side of the crown. 96 (104, 112,120, 128, 136) stitches. Place marker.

Rounds 1 and 2: P0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2), (K2, P2) to last 0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2) stitches, K0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2), SM.
Rounds 3 and 4: K0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2), (P2, K2) to last 0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2) stitches, P0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2), SM.
Repeat rounds 1 to 4, 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) times more, and then rounds 1 and 2, 1 (0, 1, 0, 1, 0) times more.
18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) rows.

Next round if knitting Baby, Child, or Adult1: (P2, K2) to end
Next round if knitting Toddler, Teen, or Adult2 (K2, P2) to end.
Repeat last round 9 (9, 11, 11, 13, 13) times more to create 2×2 rib band.

Brim, knitted in the round

Work 2 rounds in reverse stocking stitch (purl every stitch).
Change to contrast colour (B) and, still with WS facing, work 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40) more rounds in reverse stocking stitch (purl every stitch).
Cast off and sew in ends. Turn hat to RS and fold brim to shape (see pictures)
Lightly block, and admire!

Note: Brim may roll down when not in use but test knitters report this is not the case when hat is worn.

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