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Knitted Lacy Hat For Youth And Adults

I wanted to knit a stylish hat for a spring/summer time. I wanted this hat to to have holes to feel airy. Then I wanted it to look fluffy - just like puffy clouds. And it had to be fairly easy to knit. I chose a yarn not too thin and not too thick, and used knitting needles three sizes bigger. This hat is soft, and if you wash it by hand and just gently squeeze it to remove the water, and if you let it air dry, your hat will remain beautiful for a long time.


Size:
Circumference: 19" (stretches to 22 inches)
Height: 7" (rolled up 6")


Material:
Any Sport DK yarn
long needles size 9
4 double pointed needles size 9
hook F/5 (3.75 mm)

Abbreviations:
DPN - double pointed needle
CO - cast on
sts - stitches
K - knit
K2tog - knit two together (knit-wise)
K2togTBL - knit two together through the back loop
YO - yarn over
BO - bind off

Gauge:
1" x 1" = 4 sts x 7 rows

Step-by-Step Directions

Row 1          CO 70 sts on long needles
Row 2          K70, then transfer stitches to 3 DPNs and without twisting your knit join into a circle
Row 3-9       K70

Row 10        *[YO, K2togTBL]* - repeat from * to * through entire row
Row 11-12   K70

Row 13        *[K2tog, YO]* - repeat from * to * through entire row
Row 14-15   K70

Repeat Rows 10 through 15 four more times (total 5 sets of blue and red rows = Row 16 through Row 39)

Row 40       *[YO, K2togTBL]* - repeat from * to * through entire row
Row 41       *[K2tog]* - repeat from * to * through entire row
Row 42       K35

Row 43        *[K2tog, YO]* - repeat from * to * through entire row
Row 44       *[K2tog]* - repeat from * to * through entire row, except last st
Row 45       K18

Row 46       *[YO, K2togTBL]* - repeat from * to * through entire row
Row 47       *[K2tog]* - repeat from * to * through entire row
Row 48       K9, then with a hook BO by pulling yarn through all 9 sts, secure with one last slip stitch

Finish by cutting off the yarn and weaving in both ends.

Note - if you want to make this hat in a slouchy style, knit about 8 to 10 sets of Rows 10-15 (instead of 5 sets).