Kittiwake Rasta Hat

Gauge 3 st to 1 in
Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta in Soriano and Stitch Red
DPN Size 9

Circumference 25 inches
CO 76 st
I used a two color long tail cast on.
I’m not using the red yarn past the cast on.


Brim: k1p1 for 4 in (10cm)
Hat body (pattern part) is 17 cm, which is 7 in
Circumference of Kittiwake pattern is 56 cm, which is 22 in; Current hat is 25 in circumference, so even with pulling in of cable design, it should be fine, right?

Book: Aran Knitting, Alice Starmore, Kittiwake Hat, page 133 (charts)

Chart A = Hat, 23 st wide, 37 st high
Can accommodate three repeats (69 st)(7 st difference, make 6 and add a 2 st spacer to front of each repeat — so 25 st wide, 75 st with all repeats)
Can make shorter, remember to do a 5 to 1 decrease in center of pattern at top row. This would look best at row 37, 25, 13 and 3.


Chart B = Brim decreases, 19 st wide, 24 st high
Decreases are at row 8, 13, 19, and 24. So every 5 rows, two st per repeat disappears. Three repeats, so that is six st. Gauge of 3 st to 1 in, that means 2 in disappears every five rounds. That actually sounds fine, take a look again when you get there.



After Chart B:

Round 1: p

Round 2: p2tog, p3, p2tog

Round 3: p2tog, p1, p2tog

Break off yarn and put through remaining st on needle. Tighten. Fasten off if you don’t want a pom pom or a tassel.

If you want a pom pom or tassel, refer to the book p. 132.



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