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"Spring To Fall" Lacy Hat For Youth/Adult - Free Pattern

Hat for youth and adults
Lacy hats are not only perfect for cool "spring to fall" nights, but they can be also a great fashion statement when you go to a fun party or some social gathering.
The hat in this post is fairly simple to make. It consists of a repetition of a "V" shaped lacy design on a stockinette stitch base. I made my hat from a neutral gray color yarn (wool), but you can make it from any color you want to make it even more interesting. This pattern could make a great fairly quickly knitted gift too. I made it in a couple of hours (not counting: taking images, editing, writing and posting it all on my blog).

Stitches that you need to know:
cast on, knit stitch, yarn over, knit two stitches together, slip-slip-knit stitch, and bind off using a hook.

This pattern is only for personal use. And YES, you can share it with your knitter friends.

Ladies and gentlemen - happy knitting :-)

This hat measures 16.5" around (circumference), but fits even 21"-22" head.
The height of this hat is 7.75" not rolled.


  • 1 skein of a sock yarn - super fine #1 - your choice of brand (I used 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon "Dove Heather" by KnitPicks)
  • long knitting needles size #5
  • double pointed needles size #5 (or if you wish round needle #5)
  • hook size #D
  • scissors

2" x 2" = 17 rows x 11 sts

CO - cast on
K - knit
DPN - double pointed needles
st(s) - stitch(es)
pm - place marker (on a DPN with 18 sts place one marker in the middle, on a DPN with 27 sts place 1 marker after each 9 sts, total 2 markers - no need to place markers at the end of each DPN. Note: if you knit on round needles you need to place marker after each 9th st)
YO - yarn over
K2tog - knit two stitches together (right slant decrease)
SSK - slip slip knit (slip next two stitches knit wise - one at a time - then insert the left needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together - left slant decrease)
BO - bind off

Hat with rolled up rim

Step-by-Step directions:

CO 90 sts. on long knitting needles

Row1         K90, then distribute the sts along 4 DPNs (multiple of 9; such as 18-27-18-27), and without twisting the knit connect it into a circle
Rnd 2-16    K90

"V" design on the right

Rnd 17       *[K2, YO, SSK, K5, pm]* - repeat 9 more times (total 10 designs)
Rnd 18       K90
Rnd 19       *[K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K4]* - repeat 9 more times (total 10 designs)
Rnd 20-22   K90

"V" design on the left

Rnd 23       *[K6, YO, SSK, K1]* - repeat 9 more times (total 10 designs)
Rnd 24       K90
Rnd 25       *[K4, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK]* - repeat 9 more times (total 10 designs)
Rnd 26-28  K90

Repeat Rnds 17 through 28 three more times (total four times). See number of rounds repeated below:

Rnd 17, 29, 41, 53,
Rnd 18, 30, 42, 54,
Rnd 19, 31, 43, 55, 
Rnd 20-22, 32-34, 44-46, 56-58

Rnd 23, 35, 47, 59,
Rnd 24, 36, 48, 60, 
Rnd 25, 37, 49, 61, 
Rnd 26-28, 38-40, 50-52, 62-64

Then continue decreasing for the top of the hat:

Rnd 65-67 K90
Rnd 68      *[K2tog, K1]* - repeat throughout the entire row (total 60 sts on your needles)
Rnd 69-70 K60
Rnd 71      *[K2tog, K1]* - repeat throughout the entire row (total 40 sts on your needles)
Rnd 72      K40
Rnd 73      *[K2tog]* - repeat throughout the entire row (total 20 sts on your needles)
Rnd 74      *[K2tog]* - repeat throughout the entire row (total 10 sts on your needles)
Rnd 75      with a use of a hook BO all 10 sts by pulling one st through remaining 9 sts, then make one more slip stitch so your hat doesn't unravel. Weave in both ends.

Top of the hat