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This is a hat that Fen asked me to make for her. She showed me a picture of a similar hat.  It wasn’t a big picture so I couldn’t see very well.  I just knew it was a meshy one. This project is on Ravelry.

Materials:

  • knitting needles: 4.5mm
  • knitting needles: 6mm
  • tapestry/yarn needle
  • worsted weight/dk weight yarn

Directions:

  1. Cast on 88 stitches.
  2. Do the k2 p2 ribbing (a.k.a. 2×2 ribbing) until you get an inch of ribbing for the hat.
  3. Switch to 6mm knitting needles. Knit the row.
  4. Start the diagonal eyelet pattern: Knit 1, *yarn over, knit 2 together, repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
  5. Knit the next row.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 up to around 2.5 inches worth of the hat.
  7. Decrease in the next all knit row you have:  * Knit 9, knit 2 together.  Repeat until the last stitch.
  8. Proceed to repeat the diagonal eyelet stitch. (Steps 4 and 5)  Do that for until you’ve made 2 inches worth of the pattern.
  9. Decrease again.  *Knit 8, knit 2 together. Repeat until the last stitch.
  10. Repeat the eyelet pattern for another 2 inches.
  11. Decrease again. *Knit 7, knit 2 together. Repeat until the last stitch.
  12. Repeat the eyelet pattern for another 2 inches.
  13. Decrease every other row, then repeat the eyelet pattern until the desired depth of the beanie.

If the directions look weird,  I am sorry.  I am still a newbie when it comes to knitting.  But the hat is basically done using the diagonal eyelet stitch.  Here is a picture of the hat when it is flat on the table. The hat is more of a beanie.  Because I knitted it flat, I am not sure how I should make it into a beret.  But at least it’s quite slouchy, which is a popular style.

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