Sunday, December 18, 2011

Basic knitted slouchy hat notes...non-pattern

Good basic (very) slouchy hat knit with Lion Brand Tweed Stripes yarn
1 Skein, 3 oz., 144 yds
Size US7 and US10 16" circular needles

CO 96, PM before 1st stitch to mark beginning of round
Work K2 P2 ribbing for 2 inches
Increase 16 sts all around by: *K5, M1, K1* 16 times = 112 sts
Change to larger needles and knit every row until piece measures 8" including ribbing
PM every 14 sts to mark decreases
Dec round: *K to last 2 sts before marker, k2tog* around
Knit one round even between decrease rounds
Decrease in this manner until 1 stitch remains between markers
Knit remaining stitches while removing markers.  8 sts remaining
With tapestry needle, cinch up remaining stitches, draw yarn through opposite direction and cut.  Weave in ends.

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