Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ripple Lattice Hat

Ripple Lattice Hat

All right!  So it's officially time to post my first hat, which I've named the "Ripple Lattice Hat" since it's both ripple-y and lattice-y.  Genius, I know.  Specs, recipe, and more pics below!  Oh, and quick note - if I use any terms or symbols that aren't familiar to you, please go to the Glossary!

Yarn: SMC Riana Color (50% New Wool, 45% Acrylic, 5% Viscose; 131 yards [120 meters]/50 grams); #5843 - don't know the color name, might be discontinued, but I only used one skein!!!

Needles: One 16" circular needle in size 9, one set of double pointed needles (dpn), also in size 9

Notions: Marker, tapestry needle, cable needle (cn) or extra dpn for cabling

My three-year-old REALLY wanted to hold
the ball for the picture!
Gauge: 19 stitches x 25 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm

Cast on 96 stitches, place marker, and join in a round

k1, p1, k1, p3 for one inch in ribbing

Rows 1 - 2: * k3, p3; rep from *

R 3: * k3, pass next 3 purled stitches to cable needle & hold in back, k3, p3 from cable needle, p3 *

R 4 – 5: * k6, p6 *

R 6: * pass next 3 knitted stitches to cable needle & hold in front, k3, k3 from cable needle, p6*

R 7 – 8: * k6, p6 *

R 9: remove marker, slip first three knitted stitches and replace marker, * k3, p3, slip next 3 purled stitches to cable needle & hold in back, k3, p3 from cable needle *, end by k3, p3, slip next 3 purled stitches to cable needle & hold in back, knit first three slipped stitches, p3 from cable needle

Knit rows 1 – 9 three times in total, then repeat rows 1 – 6. And now it’s time to decrease!

Row 1 of decrease: * k6, p2, p2tog, p2 *

R 2: * k6, p2, p2tog, p1 *, remove marker, slip next three knit stitches (which were the first 3 stitches, and will now become the last 3)

R 3: Switch to double-pointed needles, then * k3, p2, slip next 2 purled stitches to cable needle & hold in back, k3, p2 from cable needle *

R 4: *k3, p2tog, k3, p2 *

R 5: *k3, p1, k3, p2tog *

R 6: * k3, pass next purled stitch to cable needle & hold in back, k3, p1 from cable needle, p1 *

R 7: * k3, k2tog, k1, p2 *

R 8: * k1, ssk, k2, p2 *

R 9: * pass next 2 knitted stitches to cable needle & hold in front, k2, k2 from cable needle, p2 *

R 10: * k1, k2tog, k1, p2 *

R 11: * k3, p2tog *

R 12: * k2tog, k1, p1 *

R 13: * k2tog, p1 *

R 14: * k2tog *

Cut yarn tail to 12 inches, use yarn needle to loop through last 8 stitches which remain.  Tuck in ends.  Place on head, twirl in circle.  You're done!


  1. Hi, this hat looks beautiful.
    I'm just wondering, for the R2 decrease, when I slip the next three knit stitches, are they the last three, which then become the first three stitches knitted in R3? Also, do I have to move the stitch marker? I'm making this hat for a friend and want to ensure I'm comprehending the directions clearly :)


    1. Hi Sarah!

      I'm glad you like the pattern - it's been awhile since I looked at this one and I forgot how much I've changed my notational habits since I wrote it!!! :) Anyway, yes, you should remove the marker before you slip those three stitches, and they go from being the first three stitches of row 2 to the last three of row 3. I'll clarify the instructions to show this. Oh, and please let me know if you have any more questions!!!

  2. Please can you share on straight needles this pattern

    1. Hi! Unfortunately I can't convert this hat to flat knitting - it relies too much on the marker placement change in row 9.