Ryegate is a great hat to practice your left and right twisted stitches! These 1x1 twists look like cables but are actually much simpler to make - no cable needle needed!
Size: 1 (2, 3) // child (adult small, adult large)
Finished Measurements: 14 (17, 20) “ / 35.5 (43, 51) cm circumference x 8.5 “ / 21.5 cm tall with folded brim *to be worn with 3-5" of negative ease
Yarn: Brown Sheep Company Prairie Dk or similar dk weight yarn that gets gauge
Yardage: 175 (225, 250) yards / 160 (206, 229) meters
US3 / 3.25mm 16" circular needles
US5 / 3.75mm 16" circular needles
US5 / 3.75mm DPNs or 32" circular needles for working the crown
Notions: Stitch marker, scissors, darning needle
Gauge: 14 sts x 18 rows = 2" in body pattern on larger needles
1/1LT - 1/1 Left Twist: knit the second st on the left hand needle through the back loop but leave it on the needle, then knit the first and second st together through the back loop. Drop both sts off the left hand needle.
1/1RT - 1/1 Right Twist: knit 2 sts together but leave them on the left hand needle, then knit the first st again. Drop both sts off the left hand needle.
CDD - Central Double Decrease ; Slip 2 sts together knit wise onto right hand needle, knit 1 st from left hand needle, pass both slipped stitches over ; 2 sts decreased
CO - cast on
K - knit
K1B - knit 1 below
K2tog - knit 2 stitches together ; 1 st decreased
P - Purl
P2tog - purl 2 stitches together ; 1 st decreased
PM - place marker
Rnd - round
Sk2p - Slip 1 st to right hand needle, knit next 2 sts together, pass slipped st over ; 2 sts decreased
Ssk - slip, slip, knit ; 1 st decreased
St(s) - stitches
Using smaller needles, CO 100 (120,140) sts using German twisted CO method. Join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist. Pm.
Rnd 1: *k1, p1 ; rep * to end
Rep rnd 1 until ribbing measures 5” / 13 cm from cast on edge.
Change to larger needles
Following rnds 1-4 of the chart or written instructions below, work rounds 1-4 until hat measures approximately 1.5” / 4 cm shorter than desired length.
Rnd 1: *p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1 ; rep * to end
Rnd 2: *p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1b ; rep * to end
Rnd 3: as rnd 1
Rnd 4: *p2, 1/1RT, p1, 1/1LT, p2, k1b ; rep * to end
Following rnds 5-13 of the chart or the written instructions below, work the crown until 10 (12, 14) sts remain.
Rnd 5: *p2tog, k2, p1, k2, p2tog, k1 ; rep * to end (80, 96, 112 sts)
Rnd 6: *p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k1b ; rep * to end
Rnd 7: *p1, ssk, p1, k2tog, p1, k1 ; rep * end (60, 72, 84 sts)
Rnd 8: *p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1b ; rep * to end
Rnd 9: *p1, sk2p, p1, k1 ; rep * to end (40, 48, 56 sts)
Rnd 10: *p1, k1, p1, k1b ; rep * to end
Rnd 11: remove marker, slip 1, replace marker to start a new BOR. *k1, cdd ; rep * to end (20, 24, 28 sts)
Rnd 12: *k all
Rnd 13: *k2tog ; rep * to end
Break yarn leaving a 12 inch tail. Weave tail through live sts 2-3 times and cinch to tighten. Weave end through inside of hat and fasten off. Block as desired.
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