Size
One size
Dimensions when completed
Circumference 56 cm slightly stretched
Demand
Novita Joki
MC Berry shake 100 g
CC Off White 50 g
Other supplies
Needles
Set of 5 double pointed needles Novita 5 mm
Set of 5 double pointed needles Novita 6 mm (for colourwork, if required)
Crochet hook Novita 4 mm
or the sizes required to give you the correct tension
Density
Stitch patterns
Stocking stitch
Row 1: K to end.
Row 2: P to end.
Repeat rows 1–2.

Stocking stitch in the round
All rounds: K to end.

Colourwork in the round
Follow the chart and written instructions.
Tension
16 sts over stocking stich or colourwork (change to larger needles if necessary) = 10 cm
Designer name
Lea Petäjä
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Using smaller double pointed needles (dpns) and MC, cast on 5 sts for ear flap. Start working in st st. At the same time increase on every RS row in the following way: k1, M1R, k to last st, M1L, k1. Repeat these increases for a total of 8 times = 21 sts.

Next row: P to end.

After that, place the sts on hold for a while and cut yarn.

Make another ear flap in the same way but do not cut yarn. Next, join the ear flaps starting with the second one and working on a RS row:

Next row (RS): K1, M1R, k20, cast on 10 sts for back neck, k20 (second ear flap), M1L, k1 = 54 sts.

Turn work and p 1 row. Turn work.

Next row (RS): K1, M1R, k to last st, M1L, k1 = 56 sts.

Turn work and p 1 row. Turn work.

Next row (RS): K to end and cast on 27 sts for front = 83 sts.

Next, divide the sts onto four dpns and join to work in the round.

Next round: K28, PM to mark the beginning of the round, work to end.

K 4 rounds. Next, take CC into work and start following the colourwork chart at row 1 (change to larger needles if necessary) in the following way:

Round 1: Work row 1 of the chart and at the same time decrease 1 st = 82 sts.

Round 2: Using MC k to end.

Round 3: Work row 3 of the chart by repeating the 8 st repeat (note that the pattern repeat won’t line up with the total number of sts).

Work rows 4–23.

K 2 rounds with MC (the front should now measure about 13 cm).

Next, start decreasing for the top:

Decrease round 1: Skp, k9, *skp, k10*, repeat *-* for 4 times more, skp, k9 = 75 sts.

K 3 rounds.

Decrease round 2: Skp, k8, *skp, k9*, repeat *-* for 4 times more, skp, k8 = 68 sts.

K 3 rounds.

Decrease round 3: Skp, k7, *skp, k8*, repeat *-* for 4 times more, skp, k7s.

K 3 rounds.

Decrease round 4: Skp, k6, *skp, k7*, repeat *-* for 4 times more, skp, k6.

K 2 rounds.

Decrease round 5: Skp, k5, *skp, k6*, repeat *-* for 4 times more, skp, k5.

K 4 rounds.

Decrease round 6: Skp, k4, *skp, k5*, repeat *-* for 4 times more, skp, k4.

K 1 round.

Decrease round 7: Skp, k3, *skp, k4*, repeat *-* for 4 times more, skp, k3.

K 1 round.

Decrease round 8: Skp, k2, *skp, k3*, repeat *-* for 4 times more, skp, k2.

K 1 round.

Decrease round 9: Skp, k1, *skp, k2*, repeat *-* for 4 times more, skp, k1.

K 1 round.

At the same time: When you have worked 8 rounds with MC after completing the colourwork pattern, work in the following way:

Next round: Work row 1 of the chart (note that the pattern repeat may not line up with the total number of sts).

K 7 rounds with MC.

Next round: Work row 1 of the chart (note that the pattern repeat may not line up with the total number of sts).

Work the rest of the hat with MC.

When you have completed the decreases, you have 19 sts on the needles. K 1 round.

Next round: K2tog to end.

Cut yarn, thread through the remaining sts and pull tight. Weave in ends.

 

Finishing

Work a crochet edging in the following way: With the WS facing, attach CC and dc around the lower edge of the hat (height of one dc row = ca. 1 cm). Turn the work so that the RS is facing, attach MC and work 1dc into each st of the previous round. Cut yarns and weave in ends.

Add a braided tie at the point of an ear flap: For one braid cut two lengths of MC and two lengths of CC, 75 cm each. Draw strands through a double crochet stitch worked with CC at the point of an ear flap. Braid them for 20 cm. Knot the braid and trim the ends even at 6 cm from the knot. Repeat for the other ear flap.

Make a tassel (length about 10 cm) and secure on the top of the hat (see drawing).