US size 5 dpns or size 5 circular
Mary Maxim Eucalyptus in beige, or any sock weight yarn you like.
- ssk, slip slip knit
- k2tog, knit 2 together
- yo, yarn over
Cast on 72 stitches
R1: K2,P2 to the end
R2: K2,P2 to the end
Repeat R1 and R2 for 1 inch.
Continue in stockinette stitch until the hat measures 6”
R1: K4, k2tog,ssk, K4* repeat to the end of the row
R2: K all stitches
R3: K3, k2tog, ssk, k3* repeat to the end of the row
R4: K all stitches
R5: K2, k2tog, ssk, K2* repeat to the end of the row
R6: K all stitches
R7: K1, k2tog, ssk, K1* repeat to the end of the row
R8: K all stitches
R9: K2tog, ssk* repeat to the end of the row
Use a needle to run the tail of yarn through the remaining stitches and pull the circle closed. Weave in the ends.
Leaves: make 3, or as many as you would like.
Cast on 3 stitches
Every odd row, P all stitches
R3: K1, yo, K1, yo, K1
R5: K2, yo, k1, yo, k2
R7: K3, yo, K1, yo, K3
R9: K4, yo, K1, yo, K4
R11: K5, yo, K1, yo, K5
R13: K6, yo, K1, yo, K6
R15: k2tog, K10, ssk
R17: k2tog, K8, ssk
R19: k2tog, K6, ssk
R21: k2tog, K4, ssk
R23: k2tog, K2, ssk
R25: K2tog, ssk
Thread the yarn through the remaining stitches and pull tight.
Flower: knit version
Cast on 72 stitches.
R1: K all stitches
R3: K, yo* continue to end of row
R5: K, yo* continue to end of row
R7: K, yo* continue to end of row
R9: K, yo* continue to end of row
R11: K, yo* continue to end of row
Flower: crochet version (pictured)
chain 72 stitches
R1: Dbl crochet in every stitch
R2: Dbl crochet in every stitch
R3: Dbl crochet in every other stitch
R4: Dbl crochet in every other stitch
Congratulations! You now have all the parts to assemble your hat!
Sew leaves on the hat any way that you like. In the hat pictured, I had one point of the leaf directly at the top center of the hat and I overlapped them slightly.
To sew the flower on, I started from the center out. I also placed the flower slightly lower than top center on the hat so it would be on the side of the head when worn. But again, play around with it and see what you like best.
I decided to knit all the components for this hat in the same color because I like the subtle monochromatic look. But this hat can also be done with the leaves green and the flower a different color. perhaps in the favorite color of the person receiving it. The leaves and flower can also be sewn onto any basic hat pattern to fit an older child. Be creative!