6 May 2015

Nepal Reversible Hat Pattern

This is the 'inside' of the hat. This is what the 'wrong' side of the work will look like.

This is a smaller knitted hat, suitable for a child or anyone who likes a snug fit.

Drops Nepal Alpaca blend (or an Aran/Worsted weight yarn).

6mm for casting on, using the Old Norwegian Cast On.
4mm DPN (or circular needle with 100cm or longer cable for Magic Loop knitting).
5mm circular + 5mm DPN.

Using 6mm needles, cast on 76 stitches.

Switch to 4mm needles, join work and K2, P2 until work measures 7cm.

Switch to 5mm needles, place a marker and alternate between a K2, P2 row and a knit row.
Repeat these two rows until work measures 20cm.

Unlike the crown decreases on most of my patterns, this crown decrease skips the alternating knit row half way through. This is optional, so if you find you're doing a knit row between a decrease row, just go with it.

Switch to DPN when necessary.

Row 1: [K17, K2tog]. Repeat to marker.
Row 2: Knit to marker.
Row 3: [K7, k2tog]. Repeat to marker.
Row 4: Knit to marker.
Row 5: [K6, K2tog]. Repeat to marker.
Row 6: Knit to marker.
Row 7: [K5, K2tog]. Repeat to marker.
Row 8: Knit to marker.
Row 9: [K4, K2tog]. Repeat to marker.
Row 10: [K3, K2tog]. Repeat to marker.
Row 11: [K2, K2tog]. Repeat to marker.
Row 12: [K1, K2tog]. Repeat to marker.
Row 13: K2tog  to marker.
There should be 8 stitches left on your needles.

Cut yarn, leaving a 25/30cm tail.

Thread the loose end onto a darning/tapestry needle.

Beginning with the stitch you would knit, if you were to knit, thread the tail through all the stitches and remove the knitting needles.

Pull the tail tight to close up the hole.

Sew through to the inside of the hat and sew/weave in the loose ends as neatly as possible. Remember, the hat should be able to be worn 'inside out'.

Here's a video by Judy Graham, demonstrating this technique.

Fully reversible, this is the 'inside'  of the finished hat (on the left) and the 'outside'.
Pattern detail... 'outside' on the left, this time. :)

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