Saturday, July 6, 2013

Dimpled Eyelet Hat

Dimpled Eyelet Hat

Okay, so here's the deal.  I made the Dimpled Eyelet Cowl and really liked the tiny section of the pattern that wasn't fully eyeleted (which came as a result of the circular knitting and such).  I've also had this sock yarn kicking around my stash for years now, and this seemed like a perfect opportunity to use it.  Of course, as soon as I started making it, my four-year-old claimed it as his, which is why he insisted on being in many of the photos.  Even better, due to his enormous head and the hat's natural slouchiness, it fits everyone from a four-year-old to an adult!

Yarn: ShibuiKnits Sock (100% Superwash Merino; 191 yards [175 meters]/50 grams); #51305 Zinnea - one skein, but I got WICKED close to the end on this one, so you will probably want slightly more yarn, or two skeins just in case

Needles: One 16" circular needle in size 3, one set of double-pointed needles (dpns), also in size 3
A close-up of the pattern

Notions: one stitch marker or scrap of yarn, tapestry needle

Gauge: 28 stitches = 4 inches

Cast on 160 stitches, place marker, and join in round.  Next, knit one inch in the following ribbing pattern:

Ribbing pattern: * k1, p2, k1; repeat from *

And now it's time to switch to the main pattern, which goes as follows:

Row 1: * k2tog, (yo) twice, ssk *

Row 2: knit all stitches except double yo's, where you will p1 in first yo, and k1 in back loop of second yo

Rows 3 & 4: knit

Row 5: * k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, ssk, k2 *

Row 6: knit all stitches except double yo's, where you will p1 in first yo, and k1 in back loop of second yo

Rows 7 & 8: knit

Knit rows 1 - 8 of the pattern until piece measures roughly 6" in length, and you have just finished knitting row 8.  Now it's time to begin the decreases, which go as follows!

Decrease row 1: * (k2tog, (yo) twice, ssk) 3 times, k2tog, yo, ssk *

Row 2: knit all stitches except double yo's, where you will p1 in first yo, and k1 in back loop of second yo

Row 3: * k6, ssk, k2tog, k5 *

Row 4: knit

You'll probably want to switch to your dpns about now!

Row 5: * k2tog, k2tog, (yo) twice, ssk, k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, ssk, k1*

Row 6: same as row 2

Row 7: * k4, ssk, k2tog, k4 *

Row 8: knit

Row 9: * k3, ssk, k2tog, k3 *

Row 10: * k2, ssk, k2tog, k2 *

Row 11: * k1, ssk, k2tog, k1 *

Row 12: * ssk, k2tog *

Row 13: * k2tog *

Clip tail and thread through remaining 10 stitches with your tapestry needle.  Pull to inside of hat and knot.  Tuck in ends.


  1. I want this hat! Especially if I will look as cute in it as your model!

    1. Well, let's be honest. No one else will look THAT cute in it!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks! I don't know if you mean my son or the hat, but I'll take it either way :)

  3. Thank you Gretchen for all your lovely knit patterns---I have many to knit up yet...You are so creative and so generous to offer all your beautiful knit patterns for free... Thanks so much; Jane Rader

    1. Hi Jane! Thanks for your kind words. :) I'm glad to hear you're enjoying my site, and let me know if you ever have any questions!!!

    2. Question about the ribbing, pattern days k1, p2; repeat. But the pictures sure look like there's k2 on the public side. Or I'm I just seeing double? Lol

    3. Hi there! It's actually a k2, p2 ribbing but I wrote it so that the row break comes between two knit stitches. Once you work the * k1, p2, k1 * more than once you'll see that it's just a k2, p2 moved over by one stitch! :)

    4. OK, of course! I didn't read it right. My dyslexia got me again.
      Thank you

    5. No worries, it happens to all of us! Let me know if you have any more questions. :)