Monday, April 24, 2017

Kelsey Lace and Spiral Hat

Kelsey Lace and Spiral Hat




I recently did a spiral hat (posted April 12, 2017) and enjoyed doing the stitch enough to make a second hat. However, to add a little interest, I did a small leaf lace pattern just above the brim. Now I am thinking I need to make an entire hat of the lace pattern now. It is beginning to look like I will have more hats than I have cold days, even in Colorado, to ever wear them. (Don’t worry; I will sell many of them at holiday craft fairs)

MATERIALS
1 skein each Loops and Threads Woolike in Gray (85% Acrylic; 15% Nylon, 620m/678yds))
Size US 2.5 (3.0 mm) Circular Needles
Size US 2.5 (3.0 mm) Double Pointed Needles
Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Gauge: 16 stitches in pattern to 2”
Size: Fits most medium (22-23”) to large (23-25”) sized heads since pattern is very stretchy. To make a smaller size, reduce the number of cast on stitches by numbers divisible by 2.

Pattern Stitch:
Round 1: P1, k1. Repeat these 2 stitches to end of round.
Round 2: Insert the tip of your right needle into the second stitch (which is a knitted stitch) on the left needle and put up a loop. Do not remove from the left needle. Knit the 1st stitch on the left needle. Pull both stitches onto the right needle.  Continue to the marker which is the end of the round. Remove the marker, k1, place the marker. It is important that the first stitch of each round is a stitch that was purled




Lace Pattern Stitch:
Round 1: K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, k1. Repeat to end of round.
Round 2 and all even numbered rounds: Knit.
Round 3: YO, K3, YO, S2KP2. Repeat to end of round.
Round 5: YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, k1. Repeat to end of round.
Round 5: K1, YO, S2KP2, YO, k2. Repeat to end of round.








8


O
B
O

7






6

O
/

\
O
5






4
B
O



O
3






2

\
O

O
/
1


Knit
/
K2tog
\
SSK
O
Yarn over
B
S2KP2: Sl 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 sl sts over
 


Hat Pattern:
Cast on 136 sts. Place marker and join.
Work the two rows of the pattern stitch for 2 inches, ending with round 1.

Begin Lace pattern: Work the lace pattern 4 times, ending with round 8.

Return to the two rows of the pattern stitch until the hat measures 10 inches from the cast on edge, ending with round 2.


Crown:
Switch to double pointed needles when appropriate.
Round 1: P1, k1. Repeat these 2 stitches to end of round.
Round 2: K2tog to end of round.
Round 3: K all stitches.
Round 4: K2tog to end of round.
Round 5: Repeat Round 4 until you have about 10-15 stitches left. It doesn’t have to be exact.

Break yarn. Thread yarn thread and draw through the remaining stitches.  Weave in ends.


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