Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hemmed Edge Sock Hat

Recently, I bought this gorgeous skein of Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot. It's a merino/silk blend, and it was just way too pretty to be hidden in shoes. So, of course, sockhead hat to the rescue! There's loads of fingering weight hat patterns on Ravelry, and so I began. But three different pattern tries later, I just couldn't find one I was happy with for this fabulous yarn. So, what's a girl to do when you can't find the perfect patten for the perfect yarn? You write one up, of course. 
This super slouchy hat is nothing but knit stitch, with a single row of purling. It's super mindless knitting, perfect for knitflix binging.    



Needles: Two (2) sets US 2.5 16" circulars, US 2.5" DPN's 
Yarn: 1 skein Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot, or any fingering weight yarn. 
Yardage: 300yds 
Gauge: 28 stitches and 32 rows per 4" 
Misc: Crochet hook and waste yarn 

Using provisional cast on, cast on 120 stitches and join to work in the round. Place marker at beginning of round. 
Knit 28 Rows
Row 29: Purl 
Knit 27 Rows

Undo provisional cast on and place live stitches on second 16" circular needle. Fold in half at purl row, and knit 1 stitch from each needle together to form the hemmed edge. Continue until all stitches have been knit together. 

***This is the only tricky part to this hat. If you've never done a knit hemmed edge before HERE is a great photo tutorial from Andrea knits.*** 

After the hemmed edge is complete, continue to knit every round until hat measures 9" from edge. (If you'd prefer your hat to be more or less slouchy, this is the place to add or subtract as many knit rows as you'd like.)

Decrease Rounds: 
Round 1: *Knit 6, K2tog* Repeat to end. 
Round 2 (and all even round): Knit to end
Round 3: *Knit 5, K2tog* Repeat to end.
Round 5: *Knit 4, K2tog* Repeat to end.
Round 7: *Knit 3, K2tog* Repeat to end
Round 9: *Knit 2, K2tog* Repeat to end
Round 11: *Knit 1, K2tog* Repeat to end
Round 13: *K2tog* Repeat to end
Round 15: *K2tog* Repeat to end

Cut yarn. Pull through remaining stitches and weave in ends. Then rock it out!