Coming Up Flowers (SWTC), 1 skein
Saphira (SWTC), 1 skein
US 9 US 24” circular needles or dpn’s
Darning needle for finishing.
The hat band is knit flat using SWTC Saphira. Once the ends
are sewn together, then on one side of the stitches are picked
up using Comin Up Flowers and the body and crown of hat
are knit in the round. Short circular needles make this easy
but dpn’s can easily be used.
Tip for knitting with Comin Up Flowers: When you come to
one of the “flowers” in this great yarn, work around it loosely,
workng the flower to the front of your knittng for the best
effect. Help it pop to the front. Once your hat is complete,
you can also push any flowers to the outside by simply
working pushing them through your stitches with your fingers.
Brioche Rib: K1B (knit in the stitch below the stitch that is on the needle)
With Saphira, cast on 9 stitches
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: *K1, K1B,* repeat until ending with K1
Row 3: K2, *K1B, K1* repeat until ending with K1 (this row will end with 2 knit stitches)
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until Brioche Rib band fits head, about 18 inches. Sew ends of band together.
Change to Coming Up Flowers yarn.
Pick up and knit 60 stitches on one side of hat band.
Next round, increase evenly until there are 109 stitches around.
Knit in stockinette stitch (knit all rows) until hat is 7 ½ inches from beginning.
Round 1: *K8, K2tog,* repeat until end.
Round 2: *K7, K2tog,* repeat until end.
Round 3: *K6, K2tog,* repeat until end.
Round 4: *K5, K2tog,* repeat until end.
Round 5: *K4, K2tog,* repeat until end.
Round 6: *K3, K2tog,* repeat until end.
Round 7: *K2, K2tog,* repeat until end.
Round 8: *K2tog,* repeat until end.
Round 9: *K2tog,* repeat until end.
Cut end of yarn and with a darning needle run yarn through remaining stitches on needle and pull tight to close up top of hat. Weave in ends & Enjoy.