13 March 2016

Nepal Cross Crown Hat pattern

Needles: 5mm, circular.
Yarn: Aran (I used Nepal by Drops)




CO 88 stitches and work 4x4 rib until work measures 6-8cms.
Place a marker.

K4, M1, repeat to marker.
There should now be 110 stitches.

Keeping the marker at the beginning of the round, knit until work measures 10cms.
K2, *M1, K10, repeat from * to marker.
There should now be 121 stitches.

Knit until work measures 21cms.
K30, place marker. repeat 3 times.
There will be one extra stitch at the end of the round this point. We'll deal with that in a moment.

To work the crown.

K1, K2tog, Knit to 3 stitches before the next marker, SSK, K1.
K1, K2tog, Knit to 3 stitches before the next marker, SSK, K1.
K1, K2tog, Knit to 3 stitches before the next marker, SSK, K1.
K1, K3tog, (to eliminate the extra stitch) Knit to 3 stitches before the next marker, SSK, K1.

Now repeat, K1, K2tog, Knit to 3 stitches before the next marker, SSK, K1, until there are 16 stitches left.

Cut the working yarn, leaving a 20cm tail.
Thread the working yarn onto a tapestry/darning needle and thread the stitches onto it.
Pull tight and weave in all the ends.

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