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My So-Call Hat

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The So-Called Scarf is a well known herringbone stitch scarf pattern available for free online. I designed these hats to be part of matching sets with the so-called scarves I knit. The stitch pattern is thicker then stockinette fabric knit from the same yarn would be which makes it great for hats, scarves, and other warm layers.
The stitch pattern is worked flat back and forth and the hat is sewn together afterward




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Finished Size:

S[M, L]
20[22, 24] inch circumference

Yarn:
Folded Brim Hat: Bartlett fisherman’s two-ply yarn
210 yds/113 gms 100% wool
Picot Edged Hat: Handspun
Recommended replacement: Malbrigo worsted 216 yds/100 Gms 100% wool

Gauge:

22sts/18rows per 4 inches in pattern st on size 8 needles OR needle size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

US8 (5mm) needles, straight
US8 (5mm) circular for picot edged hat
Tapestry needle

Notes:

For the picot edged hat a figure 8 cast on using the straight needles and the circular needles allows the decreases in the crown to be worked first. Then the remainder of the hat is knit and the edging added before the hat is sewn.

Stitch pattern:
S1, K1/KintoPSSO -
Slip the first stitch, Knit the next stitch, wrap yarn around right needle again and pass the slipped stitch over both.
P2tog/P1st -
Purl 2 stitches together, then without dropping those stitches off the left needle purl into the first stitch again.
PSSO: pass slipped stitch over.

Techniques:
Folded Brim Hat:
Standard cast on
Mattress stitch seam
Picot Edged Hat:
Above techniques and also:
Figure 8 cast on
Cable Cast on

Directions:



Folded Brim hat:

Brim:
Using any standard method cast on 110[122, 132] sts
Row 1: K1 *S1, K1/KintoPSSO* repeat to last st, K1
Row 2: P2tog/P1st across row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice more. Six rows knit total.
Knit 1 row even.

Body: 
Row 1: K1 *S1, K1/KintoPSSO* repeat to last st, K1
Row 2: *P2tog/P1st* across row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until hat measures 4.5 inches, or desired length to crown.

Crown:
8 to 7 decrease:
Row 1: K1 * S1,K1/KintoPSSO, S1,K1/KintoPSSO, S1,K1/KintoPSSO, S1, K1, PSSO* repeat until less then 8 sts are left. *S1,K1/KintoPSSO* to last stitch. K1
Row 2: *P2tog/P1st* across row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 again.

6 to 5 decrease:
Row 1: K1 * S1,K1/KintoPSSO, S1,K1/KintoPSSO, S1, K1, PSSO* repeat until less then 6 sts are left. *S1,K1/KintoPSSO* to last stitch. K1
Row 2: *P2tog/P1st* across row

4 to 3 decrease:
Row 1: K1 * S1,K1/KintoPSSO, S1, K1, PSSO* repeat until less then 4 sts are left. *S1,K1/KintoPSSO* to last stitch. K1
Row 2: *P2tog/P1st* across row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until between 30 and 40 sts are left.

S1, K1, PSSO across the entire row decreasing st count by half.  15-20 sts remaining. Break yarn leaving a 16 inch tail.

Thread tail through remaining live stitches and pull tight. Line up seam of hat matching fold line and bottom edge. Sew edges together with mattress stitch using the yarn tail. Weave in ends, block and enjoy!

Picot Edged Hat:
Holding a straight needle and the circular needles parallel cast on 110[122, 132] sts using the figure eight cast on method.
Row 1: K1 *S1, K1/KintoPSSO* repeat to last st, K1
Row 2: *P2tog/P1st* across row

Next work the crown following the directions for the crown of the Folded Brim Hat. After knitting thread the tail through the live stitches and pull tight but do not sew the seam.

Return to the cast on edge and re-attach yarn with the wrong side facing. Work the body of hat following the directions for the body of the Folded Brim Hat. Repeat rows until hat measures 8 inches from top or desired length.

Picot Edge:
With right side facing use cable cast on method to cast on 1 stitch. Bind off two stitches plus 2 more – Four stitches bound off.
Repeat * Cast on 1 st, Bind off 4 sts* across brim of hat.
Break yarn leaving 4 inch tail.
Line up seam of hat matching the bottom edge. Sew edges together with mattress stitch using the long yarn tail. Weave in ends, block and enjoy!



This pattern is for personal use only. It is not to be redistributed or used in any commercial way without prior permission by the author. The original So-called scarf pattern belongs to ImagiKnit of San Francisco.

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