Coffee Break Hat

A unique eyelet and mock cable design form the body of this slouchy hat while a ribbed brim and button complete the look.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Approximately 8” tall x 27” circumference at widest point

Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Patons Classic Wool (100% Wool; 210 yards [192 meters]/100 grams): #218 Peacock, 1 ball

Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm): straight; US size 9 (5.5 mm): a set of DPNs

Notions: Yarn needle; one ¾” (19mm) button

Abbreviations

M1 (make 1 stitch) – To make a stitch, lift horizontal bar between sts inserting left needle from front to back forming a loop on the needle. Knit through the back of the lifted loop

Tbl – through the back loop

S2kp (Slip 2, k1, pass slipped stitches over) – Slip 2 sts together knitwise, k1, pass slipped stitches over knit stitch and off right needle (2 sts decreased).

Notes

Ribbing is worked flat on two straight needles, then the button area is bound off and the body of the hat is worked in the round on double pointed needles.

Pattern

Ribbing

With smaller, CO 100 sts.

Rows 1-3: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 4: K2, p2, BO next 2 sts, continue in est rib patt to end of row.
Row 5: Work across row in est rib patt to bound off sts, CO 2 sts, k2, p2.
Row 6: Work across row in est rib patt.

Inc Row: BO 12, (k1, m1) 6 times, (k2, m1) 41 times – 135 sts.

Divide between DPNs as follows: 35 sts on 1st needle, 35 sts on 2nd needle, 35 sts on 3rd needle, and 30 sts on 4th needle. Join for working in the rnd.

Begin Eyelet Pattern

Rnd 1: *P1, k1 tbl, p1, k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: *P1, k1 tbl, p1, k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 3 (Inc): *P1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 4: *P1, k1 tbl, p1, k3; rep from * around.
Rnd 5 (Dec): *P1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st on RH needle over the center 2 sts; rep from * around.
Rnds 6-25: Rep Rows 2-5.

Rnd 26: Rep Row 2.

Shape Crown

Rnd 1: *(P1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1) 8 times, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k2tog; rep from * twice more – 156 sts.
Rnd 2: *(P1, k1 tbl, p1, k3) 8 times, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1; rep from * twice more.
Rnd 3: *S2kp, k3, pass 3rd st over, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over) 3 times, p1, k1 tbl, p1, s2kp, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over) 3 times, p1, k1 tbl, p2tog; rep from * twice more – 120 sts.
Rnd 4: *K1 tbl, k2, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k2) 3 times, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k2) 3 times, p1, k1 tbl, p1; rep from * twice more.
Rnd 5: *S2kp, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1) 3 times, p1, k1 tbl, s2kp, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1) twice, p1, k1 tbl, p1; rep from * twice more – 126 sts.
Rnd 6: *K1, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3) 3 times, p1, k1 tbl, k1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3) twice, p1, k1 tbl, p1; rep from * twice more.
Rnd 7: S2kp, *p1, k3, pass 3rd st over, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over) twice, p1, s2kp, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over) twice, p1, k1 tbl, s2kp, k1 tbl; rep from * once more, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over) twice, p1, s2kp, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over) twice, p1, k2 – 96 sts.

Rnd 8: *K1 tbl, p1, k2, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k2) 5 times, p1, k1 tbl, k1; rep from * once more, k1 tbl, p1, k2, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k2) 5 times, p1, k2.
Rnd 9: P1, k1 tbl, s2kp, k1, yo, k1, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1) twice, s2kp, k1, yo, k1, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1) twice, p1, s2kp, p1, k1, yo, k1, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1) twice, s2kp, k1, yo, k1, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1) twice, p1, s2kp, p1, k1, yo, k1, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1) twice, s2kp, k1, yo, k1, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1) twice – 102 sts.
Rnd 10: P1, k1 tbl, k4, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3) twice, k4, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3) twice, p1, k1, p1, k3, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3) twice, k4, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3) twice, p1, k1, p1, k3, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3) twice, k4, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3) twice.
Rnd 11: *S2kp, k3, pass 3rd st over, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k2, pass 2nd st over, s2kp, k2, pass 2nd st over, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over) twice; rep from * twice more – 72 sts.
Rnd 12: *K3, p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, (p1, k1, p1, k2) twice; rep from * twice more.
Rnd 13: S2kp, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, s2kp, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, s2kp, k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, s2kp, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, s2kp, k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, s2kp, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1) twice – 67 sts.
Rnd 14: K1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, (p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3) twice.
Rnd 15: S2kp, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over, p1, k1 tbl, s2kp, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over, p1, k1 tbl, p1, s2kp, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over, p1, k1 tbl, s2kp, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over, p1, k1 tbl, p1, s2kp, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over, p1, k1 tbl, s2kp, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd st over – 48 sts.
Rnd 16: K1, p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl, k1, k1 tbl, p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl, k1, k1 tbl, p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl, k1, k1 tbl, p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k2.
Rnd 17: S2kp, k1, p1, s2kp, p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl, s2kp, k1 tbl, p1, k2, p1, s2kp, p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl, s2kp, k1 tbl, p1, k2, p1, s2kp, p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k2 – 36 sts.
Rnd 18: K2, p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl, k1, k1 tbl, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl, k1, k1 tbl, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k2.
Rnd 19: S2kp, s2kp, k1, p1, s2kp, p1, k2, s2kp, k2, p1, s2kp, p1, k2, s2kp, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2 – 24 sts.
Rnd 20: K3, p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k2.
Rnd 21: *S2kp, k1; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Row 22: Knit
Row 23: *k2tog; rep from * to end of row – 6 sts.

Finishing

Cut yarn, leaving a generous tail. Draw tail through remaining sts on needle. Pull gently to close hole.

Weave in ends. Block.

Sew on button. Close flap.yarn ball

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