Scrunchable Hattiness

Scrunchable Hattiness

I made myself a Scrunchable Scarf, and decided I needed a hat. So I made one.

hat

It incorporates the same lovely squishy stitch, and some short rows.

NB: This pattern was made up ‘on the fly’, so it was all done on ‘vision’ So the MOST important thing is that your K and P stitches line up. So adjust as you need to 😀

Knit a gauge swatch of the K1, P2 stitch pattern (or use your scarf as a swatch), and note how many stitches per inch you use. Measure your head from forehead to base of head at the back and then subtract 1-2″ for negative ease, pending on how snug you like your cloche.

Multiply your SPI and your head measurement (minus the ease), and round up to the nearest multiple of 3. This is your Cast On number.

CO in multiples of 3, join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist. Mark your beginning of row, and the next multiple of three above your half way mark. eg: mine was 34.5 so I set the ‘half’ mark at 39.
K2P1 for round 1
K1P2 for round 2
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you have 12 rows.

Knit in pattern to last 4 stitches before the marker, wrap next stitch and turn work
Knit in pattern back (you’ll be working in K2p1 pattern on WS) to last 3 stitches and wrap next stitch and turn work
Knit in pattern to 4 stitches before the last wrapped stitch, wrap next stitch and turn work
Knit in pattern to 3 stitches before the last wrapped stitch, wrap next stitch and turn work.

Continue until you have short rowwed 10 times (5 on RS, 5 on WS) and then Knit one round in K2P1 pattern, and one round in K1P2 pattern.

For next round K2P1, K1P2tog for entire round

K1P1, K1P2 for entire round

K1P1, K1P2tog for entire round

K1P1 for entire round

K1 P1 SSK K1 P1 SSK etc for entire round

Knit next round ‘in pattern’ from previous row (eg: K1 P1 K2 P1 K2 P1 etc)

K1 P1 SSK P1 SSK P1 etc until end of row

Knit next round in K1P1 rib

SSK K1 P1 repeat to end of round

Knit next round ‘in pattern’ from previous row (eg: K2 P1 rib)

SSK P1 for entire round

K1P1 for entire round

SSK for entire round

Pull end through live stitches and gather for the top.

One thought on “Scrunchable Hattiness

  1. Thank you for not only thinking this out but putting where others could find it. My daughter is an urban pedestrian…..and I wanted a hat she could take off and scrunch into a pocket….and I think this will do fine!

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