Simple and Chic Knit Hat and Flower Pattern
designed by: Kristin Omdahl, exclusively for www.StyledByKristin.com
Even if its blustery and cold outside, you can have a hint of the luxury and the tropics wearing Isis. The beaded, super soft Australian Merino wool is one of the softest wools I've ever touched. Wear the flower in front of your ear: think of where you would wear a flower in your hair if you were on vacation in Hawaii.
one skein of Tilli Tomas Flurries; 80% spun Australian Merino Wool, 20% beads; 130 yards per 100 gms. Luxurious One Skein Yarn Kit available here
1 US8 (5mm) set of US8 double pointed needles
1 US8 (5 mm) 16" circular US8 needles (optional)
1 US6 (4mm) knitting needles for flower
Gauge: 3.5 sts/4 rows = 1"
Finished Size: 20" circumference
CO 8 sts over 3 double pointed needles
Round 1: join in round, knit in each stich around, place stitch marker.
Round 2: knit into the front and back (kfb) of each stitch around. (16 sts)
Round 3 (and all odd numbered rounds): knit around
Round 4: *kfb, k1. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 6: *kfb, k2. Repeat from * around, (32 sts)
Round 8: *kfb, k3. Repeat from * around. (40 sts)
Round 10: *kfb, k4. Repeat from * around. (48 sts)
Round 12: *kfb, k5. Repeat from * around. (56 sts)
Round 14: *kfb, k6. Repeat from * around. (64 sts)
Round 16: *kfb, k7. Repeat from * around. (72 sts)
Note: switch to circular needles when or if you are more comfortable with circulars than dpns.
Round 17: knit around.
Repeat Round 17 until hat measures 11" long.
Next round: *k5, k2tog. Repeat from * to last 2 sts: k2. (62 sts)
Next round: *k1, p1. Repeat from * around.
Repeat last round for 2".
Fasten off as follows: *K2tog, move the stitch on the right needle back to the left needle. Move yarn to the front. P2tog. Move the stitch on the right needle back to the left needle. Move yarn to the back. Repeat from * until you have 1 stitch remaining. Cut yarn, pull through last stitch to fasten off.
Weave in loose ends.
Petal (make 7)
With Flurries and US6 knitting needles, CO 5 sts
Row 1, 3, 5, 8, 11: knit across (5 sts)
**Note: carry the cast on tail along on row 1, to weave in the loose end.
Row 2: k2, knit into the front, back and front of the same stitch (kfbf), k2 (7 sts)
Row 4: k3, kfbf, k3 (9 sts)
Row 6: k4, kfbf k4 (11 sts)
Row 7: k1, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k1 (9 sts)
Row 8: k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1 (7 sts)
Row 10: k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1 (5 sts)
Row 12: k1, s2kp, k1 (3 sts)
Row 13: p3tog. Fasten off.
With right sides facing, pick up and knit 4 sts into each petal cast on edge (20 sts).
Row 1: p1, p2tog across to last stitch, p1 (11 sts)
Row 2: with right hand needle, pass the 2nd stitch over the first stitch on the left hand needle. Pass the next stitch over the same first stitch on the left hand needle. Continue until the first stitch is the only stitch remaining.
Fasten off. Weave in loose ends. Note: when ever possible, carry along a loose end for a couple of stitches to reduce weaving in time.