Black Diamonds Hat

August 16, 2010


Love to ski the winter away? This hat will show off your love of the hardest hills, while keeping you warm as you head to the chalet.

MATERIALS NEEDED

* One set size 6 16" circular needles
* One set size 8 16" circular needles
* One set size 8 DPNs
* One skein Paton's Classic Wool color A (I used dark grey)
* One skein Paton's Classic Wool color B (I used black)
* Darning needle

GAUGE

20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

SIZES

Small (medium, large) — 8 (9, 10) inches long.

CHART

x = color B
















DIRECTIONS

Using size 6 needles and Color A, cast on 69 (80, 96) stitches using grey yarn.

Work in 2x2 ribbing for 2 inches.

Switch to size 7 needles and knit five rows with color A.

Work chart in the round one time.

Working with color A, knit until hat measures 6 (7, 8) inches.

DECREASES

Row 1: * knit 6, k2tog * (repeat around)

Row 2 (and all even rows): knit all stitches.

Row 3: * knit 5, k2tog * (repeat around)

Row 5: * knit 4, k2tog * (repeat around)

Row 7: * knit 3, k2tog * (repeat around)

Row 9: * knit 2, k2tog * (repeat around)

Row 11: * knit 1, k2tog * (repeat around)

Row 13: * k2tog * (repeat around

FINISHING

Bind off all stitches. Weave in all ends.

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