Skill level: advanced
To fit head 18” (46cm)/19(48)/20(51)/21(53)/22(56)
Worsted (9 wpi; 10 ply; no 4: Medium) or DK (11 wpi; 8 ply; no 3: Light) yarn such as Drops Lima 80-100 g or 120-175 yards
Knitting needle size US 6 (4 mm) or to obtain gauge 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) = 20 sts x 26 rows (in stockinette stitch)
Tapestry needle, beads and ribbon for decorating
RS and WS – right and wrong side of the work
St(s) – stitch(es)
P – purl
Tbl – through back loop
K2tog – knit two stitches together
Make a bobble - knit into back, front, back, front and back again of next stitch [5 sts total], turn, p5, turn, k5, turn, p5, turn, knit 5 stitches together
Twist 2 left - purl the 2nd st on the needle, bringing the needle behind the 1st sts, then knit the 1st st, slipping both sts off the needle at the same time
Twist 2 right - knit the 2nd st on the needle, passing in front of the 1st st, then purl the 1st st, slipping both sts off the needle at the same time
M1P - lift the yarn lying between the st just worked and the next st and place it on the left-hand needle, then purl into the back of this st, thus making a st
The negative ease of the hat is about 2.5” (5 cm)
The hat is worked flat
Beads are added later for decoration
Row 1 (RS): p5, make a bobble, p5
Row 2 (WS) and 4: k5, p1 tbl, k5
Row 3: p2, make a bobble, p2, k1 tbl, p2, make a bobble, p2
Row 5: make a bobble, p4, k1 tbl, p4, make a bobble
Row 6: p1 tbl, k2, *p1 tbl, k1*, repeat from *-* twice again, k1, p1 tbl
Row 7: twist 2 left, p1, twist 2 left, k1 tbl, twist 2 right, p1, twist 2 right
Row 8: k1, twist 2 right, k1, purl into the back of the next 3 sts, one after another, k1, twist 2 left, k1
Row 9: p2, twist 2 left, M1P, slip 1 knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped st over, M1P, twist 2 right, p2
Row 10: k3, twist 2 right, p1 tbl, twist 2 left, k3
Row 11: p4, M1P, slip 1 knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped st over, M1P, p4
Row 12: k5, p1 tbl, k5
Row 13: purl all sts
Row 14: knit all sts
Repeat Rows 1-14
Cast on 78/82/88/92/96 sts (1y/3y/child/teen/adult):
Row 1 (RS): *k1, p1*, repeat from *-* all across
Row 2 (WS): work each stitch as it faces to you that is knit the knit and purl the purl stitches
Row 3, 4 and 5: knit all sts
Row 6: *p1, k1*, repeat from *-* all across
Row 7 and 9: *k1, p1*, repeat from *-* all across
Row 8: as Row 2
Row 10: as Row 2
Row 11, 12 and 13: knit all sts
Row 14: *p1, k1*, repeat from *-* all across
Row 15: *k1, p1*, repeat from *-* all across
Work reverse stocking stitch for 0/2/2/4/4 rows (on RS: purl and on WS: knit).
You continue working the hat in the Pattern (see above), work reverse stockinette stitch on the remaining sts of the row.
Next RS work reverse stocking stitch on first 16/16/18/18/20 sts, work the next 11 sts in the Pattern, (you can use markers to mark the beginning and end of the pattern stitches so it would be easier to follow), work the remaining sts in reverse stockinette stitch.
Continue like this until you have repeated the Pattern (14 rows) 2/2/2/3/3 times.
Then work 0/2/2/2/2 rows in reverse stocking stitch on all sts and start decreasing with RS facing:
Decrease Row 1 and 3: *p1, p2tog*, repeat from *-* all across, purl the remaining stitches if left any
Decrease Rows 2, 4 and 6: knit all sts
Decrease Row 5: *p2tog*, repeat from *-* all across
Cut the yarn, pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.
Sew the hat together with mattress stitch.
You can decorate the hat with a ribbon bow and the berries with small beads.