A Hat on Straight Needles: Seersucker

This is an adaptation of my original pattern ‘A Hat on Straight Needles’. This one is knitted in Seersucker stitch, which is very easy, and made up of only knit and purl stitches. It’s one of my favourites- it’s so pretty, and so simple to knit!

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Materials:

  • 100g ball DK wool
  • 3 3/4 mm straight knitting needles

Size:

To fit the average adult/teenage size head.

Pattern:

Cast on 96 stitches.

Work in knit 1, purl 1 rib for 10 rows.

Now work in Seersucker stitch until piece measures 7 1/2″, beginning with row 3. Finish with an 8th row.

 

Seersucker stitch: 

Row 1: (Knit 1, purl 1), repeat to end.

Row 2: (Knit 1, purl 1), repeat to end.

Row 3: (Purl 1, knit 3), repeat to end.

Row 4: (Purl 3, knit 1), repeat to end.

Row 5: (Knit 1, purl 1), repeat to end.

Row 6: (Knit 1, purl 1), repeat to end.

Row 7: Knit 2, (*purl 1, knit 3), repeat from * to last 2 stitches, purl 1, knit 1.

Row 8: Purl 1, (*knit 1, purl 3), repeat from * to last 3 stitches, knit 1, purl 2.

Repeat rows 1-8 to form pattern.

hat-2

 

To shape the top:

Row 1: *(Knit 1, purl 1) three times, k2tog, (purl 1, knit 1) three times, p2tog, repeat from * to end.

Row 2: (Knit 1, purl 1), repeat to end.

Row 3: *Purl 1, knit 3, purl 1, k2tog, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, k2tog, repeat from * to end.

Row 4: (Purl 3, knit 1), repeat to end.

Row 5: *(Knit 1, purl 1) twice, k2tog, (purl 1, knit 1) twice, p2tog, repeat from * to end.

Row 6: (Knit 1, purl 1), repeat to end.

Row 7: (Knit 2, purl 1, k2tog) repeat to end.

Row 8: Purl 1, (*knit 1, purl 3), repeat from * to last 3 stitches, knit 1, purl 2.

Row 9: *Knit 1, purl 1, k2tog, purl 1, knit 1, p2tog, repeat from * to end.

Row 10: (Knit 1, purl 1), repeat to end.

Row 11: *Purl 1, k2tog, knit 1, k2tog, repeat from * to end.

Row 12: (Purl 3, knit 1), repeat to end.

Row 13: (K2tog), repeat to end.

Row 14: (P2tog), repeat to end.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail end. Thread through the remaining stitches, pull tight, and sew up the seam.

And there you have your finished hat!

Copyright © 2016 Luna Brown

 

 

 

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