Forever Diamonds Series: Forever Diamonds Hat

This hat features easy knit and purl textured stitches and a pop of color at the edges. The hat can be made beanie style or slouchy, and it sports an optional pom-pom for fun. The hat is worked in the round with a cast on that blends into the pattern on the body of the item.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 19” / [48 cm] stretches to 24” / [60 cm].

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Fine Weight Yarn Space Cadet Lyra Sport (100% Merino; 270 yards [247 meters]/100 grams): Drizzle (MC), 1 skein

Light Weight Yarn Three Irish Girls Springvale DK (100% Merino; 270 yards [247 meters]/100 grams): Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Loud (CC), 1 skein.

Needles: US size 4 (3.50 mm): one circular 16” / [40 cm] or two circular 24” / [60 cm] long, or DPNs; US size 5 (3.75 mm): one circular 16” / [40 cm] or two circular 24” / [60 cm] long, or DPNs. Change to DPNs when sts no longer fit on 16” / [40 cm] circular needle        .

Notions: Stitch markers; tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

You can make the optional pompom with a pompom maker or by following the instructions included below.

Pattern

With CC and smaller needles, CO 111 sts, join to work in the round being careful not to twist, PM to indicate beg of round. You may optionally use markers between each repeat.

Rnds 1-2: *(P2, k2) 6 times, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1; repeat from * 2 more times.

Change to MC.

Rnd 3: Knit around.
Rnd 4: *(P2, k2) 5 times, (p2, k2, p1, k2) twice, p2, k1; rep from * 2 more times.
Rnd 5: *(P2, k2) 5 times, (p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) twice, p2, k1; rep from * 2 more times.
Rnd 6: *(P2, k2) 5 times, (p3, k3, p1) twice, p2, k1; rep from * 2 more times.
Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 4.
Rnds 9-11: Rep Rnds 5-7.

Change to larger needles.

Rnds 12-51: Work Chart Rnds 1-20 twice, 3 times around.
Rnds 52-59: Work Chart Rnds 1-8, 3 times around.

Move beg of rnd marker one st to the right so that there are knit sts to the left and purl sts to the right of the marker.

Crown Decrease

Rnd 1 (Dec): Work Rnd 1 of Decrease Chart, 3 times around – 99 sts.
Rnd 2: Work Rnd 2 of Decrease Chart, 3 times around.
Rnd 3 (Dec): Work Rnd 3 of Decrease Chart, 3 times around – 87 sts.
Rnd 4: Work Rnd 4 of Decrease Chart, 3 times around.
Rnd 5 (Dec): Work Rnd 5 of Decrease Chart, 3 times around – 75 sts.
Rnd 6: Work Rnd 6 of Decrease Chart, 3 times around.
Rnd 7 (Dec): Work Rnd 7 of Decrease Chart, 3 times around – 63 sts.
Rnd 8: Work Rnd 8 of Decrease Chart, 3 times around.
Rnd 9 (Dec): Work Rnd 9 of Decrease Chart, 3 times around – 54 sts.
Rnd 10 (Dec): Work Rnd 10 of Decrease Chart, 3 times around – 45 sts.
Rnd 11 (Dec): Work Rnd 11 of Decrease Chart, 3 times around – 36 sts.
Rnd 12 (Dec): K2tog around – 18 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving an 8” tail. Using tapestry needle, draw yarn through rem sts, pull tight and stitch down on WS.

Finishing

Weave in yarn ends. Block hat.

Pompom (optional)

To make pompom, take a 3” wide piece of cardboard. Lay a length of yarn along the length of the cardboard (this yarn will be used hold the pompom together and attach it to the hat). Wind yarn around the cardboard about 150 times (or more). Pull the original length of yarn towards the lower edge of the cardboard, pull firmly around the wound yarn, and tie up tightly. With scissors, cut along the upper edge of the cardboard to free up the yarn. Use the tied ends to sew the pompom to the top of the hat. Trim pompom as desired to achieve a rounded shape.

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