Grayson Mistake Rib Beginner Hat

Grayson is a  quick-to-work project that’s deeply textured and features an easily mastered pattern of only 2 rounds. Its stretchiness lends itself to a variety of wearing options, and will easily fit a wide range of sizes.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Adult S (M, L) Fits up to a 20 (21, 22)” head circumference

Shown in size Small.

Gauge: 20 sts and 23 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Mistake Rib Stitch

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Plymouth Yarn Merino Textura (62% Superwash Fine Merino Wool, 38% Merino Wool; 228 yards [208 meters]/100 grams): #13 Steele Shadow (2 skeins)

Needles: US size 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular, US size 7 (4.5mm) set of 4 DPNs

Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Use 2 strands of yarn held together throughout project.

Pattern

Hat

With circular needle and 2 strands of yarn held tog, CO 80 (84, 88) sts.

Join without twisting, placing marker between first and last st.

Ribbing Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Work 7 more rnds.

Mistake Rib Stitch

Rnd 1: *K1, p3; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: K2, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Rep Rnds 1-2 until hat meas 8 (8.5, 9)”.

Change to DPNs.

Shape Crown

Rnd 1: *Ssk, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (40 (42, 44) sts)

Rnds 2-3: *K1 p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: *Ssk; rep from * to end of rnd. (20 (21, 22) sts)

Rnd 5: Knit.

Rnd 6: K0 (1, 0), *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (10 (11, 11) sts)

Rnd 7: K0 (1, 1), *k2tog; rep from * 5 times. (5 (6, 6) sts)

Cut yarn and draw through rem sts twice.

Finishing

Take yarn to WS and weave in end.

No blocking needed.

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