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Free Knitting Pattern: Venus Felt Hat

 

 

Knitted Measurements
Circumference: 21" (23")

Materials
3 x 100 g skein Venus ; Color: Gypsy (or color of your choice)
Size 10 knitting needles
Tapestry needle

Gauge
11.5 st = 4 inches in stockinette st

To knit hat:
Cast on 72 (80) stitches.
Ribbing: *(K1, P1), repeat * till end
Continue ribbing for 5".

Begin stockinettte stitch. Continue till piece measures 9.5"(10.5") from beginning.

Begin decrease:
R1: *(K6, k2tog), repeat * till end
R2: Purl
R3: *(K5, k2 tog), repeat * till end
R4: Purl
R5: *(K4, k2 together), repeat * till end
R6: Purl

Cut yarn, leaving a tail of about 24" long. Thread yarn through all stitches and remove stitches from knitting needles. Pull tightly together, and with right sides facing each other, sew seam from top of hat till 2.5" from the edge.

Turn hat to the right side and with wrong sides facing each other, sew rest of seam.

Felting:
Place hat in normal cycle of washing machine, warm water. Once cycle is complete, remove hat and place in dryer on regular heat for 20 minutes.
For a more felted hat, place in dryer for a little longer.
For a less felted hat, remove from dryer after 10-15 minutes.
Shape hat according to size. Let dry fully before wearing.

Note: Hat is only partially felted so as to obtain a warm and thick fabric, and at the same time retain some of the elasticity of a knitted fabric. If a fully felted hat is preferred, leave in dryer for a longer period.

Optional:
Make a pom pom and attach to top of hat after the felting process.

 

Copyright 2006 NuMei - This pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or guild use. Reproduction in print in any publication or electronic/digital format without permission is strictly prohibited.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the directions contained in this pattern are accurate and complete; However, we cannot be responsible for individual variance, human or typographical errors.

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