This hat was designed and knit on Friday the 13th, hence the "lucky in its name! It uses the Alternating Dots stitch pattern too, which explains the rest of its name!
I used one skein of Vanna's Colors and had a decent amount left over. Since I managed to purchase the yarn at the amazing price of $1.44 per skein, I was very excited to see that an entire hat could be made using less than the 101 yards!! Here is a close up of the stitch definition.....I hope it's clear enough. This is a nice chemo cap as well as being just a nice hat!
The pattern is, of course, free. As always I ask that if you like the pattern, come by our Facebook and like us and follow along with us as we try to make a difference. The pattern can be found as a PDF here.
The Lucky Dots Hat
Size 10.5 circular knitting needles
5-weight yarn – about 100 yards
Cast on 55 stitches
Work Ribbed Brim
Row 1: * K3, P2 *; repeat across row
Row 2: Repeat Row 1
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until the piece is 2 inches long
Work Alternating Dots Pattern:
Row 1: Knit all stitches
Row 2: K1, * P1, K1 *; repeat from * to * across row
Row 3: Knit all stitches
Row 4: P1, * K1, P1 *; repeat from * to * across row
Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until piece measures between 7.5 and 8 inches in length.
Decrease for the crown:
Row 1: * K3, K2tog *; repeat across row
Row 2: Purl all stitches
Row 3: * K2, K2tog *; repeat across row
Row 4: Purl all stitches
Row 5: * K1, K2tog *; repeat across row
Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.
Draw the tail through the remaining stitches on the needles. Cinch closed.
Weave in ends.
Happy Knitting Everyone!
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