Be So Brave Knit Cap FREE Pattern by Kristin Omdahl
(2) hanks Be So Brave Yarn; 100% pure American Merino Wool #4 medium; 120 yds (109m) per 2oz (56g); Colorway Plymouth Rock
US8 (5mm) double pointed needles
US8 (5mm) 16” circular needles
Gauge: 4.25 sts/1” in stockinette stitch pattern
Finished sizes: 20 (22)” circumference, 10” tall
CO cast on; BO bind off; K knit; P purl; PM place marker; SM slip marker; YO yarn over; Sl slip stitch; K-tbl knit through the back loop; KFB knit into the front and back of same stitch; K2TOG knit 2 stitches together
NOTE: Hat is begun on double pointed needles and moved to circulars when you have enough sts to easily work around them (approx when the increases of the crown are complete).
Round 1: CO 6 sts, placing 2 ea on 3 separate double pointed needles, place marker. — 6 sts
Round 2: kfb in ea st around, slip marker (sm). — 12 sts
Round 3: knit around, sm.
Round 4: *kfb, k1. Rep from * around, sm. — 24 sts.
Round 5: knit around, sm.
Round 6: *kfb, k2. Rep from * around, sm. — 36 sts
Round 7: knit around, sm.
Round 8: *kfb, k3. Rep from * around, sm. — 48 sts
Round 9: knit around, sm.
Round 10: *kfb, k4. Rep from * around, sm. — 60 sts
Round 11: knit around, sm.
Round 12: *kfb, k5. Rep from * around, sm. — 72 sts
Round 13: knit around, sm.
Round 14: *kfb, k6. Rep from * around, sm. — 84 sts
Round 15: knit around, sm.
Round 16 (for larger size only): *kfb, k7. Rep from * around, sm. — 96 sts
Body of hat:
Round 1: knit around, sm. — 84 (96) sts
Rep round 1 until hat is 12” long from beginning.
NOTE: the brim of this hat is a 2” folded under brim. You can use whichever method of bind off and sewing you prefer, but in this pattern the technique preferred is to whipstitch the hem to the live stitches. Because the hat is worked in the round, it may help to move sections of stitches to a double pointed needle for this. Or move all stitches to a contrast yarn for ease of movement.
Cut yarn, leaving a very long tail for sewing hem. Thread yarn onto yarn needle.
NOTE: Turn hat inside out. mark a round 4” up on the wrong side of the hat. If it helps, weave a contrast color of yarn through this row, or mark it with several pins or split ring stitch markers to make sure you sew the live stitches consistently to the correct round. Starting with the first st to the left of the tail, insert your needle up through the first live stitch, up through the first purl bump on the round 4” up, down through the next purl bump to the left on same round, and down through the same live stitch, and remove from knitting needle. (First st bound off and sewn to hem). *Insert needle up through next live stitch, up in the same purl bump as worked prior, down through the next purl bump to the left, and down through the same live stitch (another st bound off and sewn to hem). Rep from * around until all live stitches are bound off and hem is sewn. Weave in loose ends.
Wash, block to finished measurements and let dry.
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