PIPPA’S HAT 

YARN:  Chesapeake, Verde Collection by Classic Elite Yarns (50% Organic Cotton/ 50% Merino Wool); 50 grams/ 103 yds per skein. You can knit at least 3 hats with a skein of each. #1: 5957 (True Blue) #2: 5981 (Tendril Green) #3: 5985 (Mandarin Orange) #4: 5904 (Scuba Blue) #5: 5925 (Tokyo Rose)  NEEDLES:  US 7s, 16” circular; US 7s dpn. Use needle size that gives you proper gauge.  GAUGE:  24 stitches per 4 inches in stockinette stitch.  SIZE:  6-12 months  NOTIONS:  Stitch marker, darning needle.  NOTES:  s2togk1PSSO: Slip two stitches knitwise, knit the next stitch, pass the two slipped stitches over this knitted stitch. When knitting colorwork, if you must carry a strand of yarn behind your work for more than 5 stitches, please secure your floats. This will be necessary when knitting the crown.

PATTERN:  Cable CO 80 stitches in color #1. Place stitch marker and join for working in the round being careful not to twist your stitches. Work in 2x2 rib for one inch. *k2 in color #2, k2 in color #3; repeat from * until end of round. Repeat for 5 rounds total. Knit 1 round in color #4. Purl 3 rounds in color #4. *k4 in color #1, k4 in color #5; repeat from * until the end of the round. Repeat last round. *k4 in color #5, k4 in color #1; repeat from * until the end of the round. Repeat last round. *k4 in color #1, k4 in color #5; repeat from * until the end of the round. Repeat last round. Knit 1 round in color #2. Purl 3 rounds in color #2. *k2 in color #3, k2 in color #4; repeat from * until the end of the round. k1 in color #4; *k2 in color #3, k2 in color #4; repeat from * until the last stitch of the round; k1 in color #4. *k2 in color #4, k2 in color #3; repeat from * until the end of the round. k1 in color #3; *k2 in color #4, k2 in color #3; repeat from * until the last stitch of the round; k1 in color #3. *k2 in color #3, k2 in color #4; repeat from * until the end of the round. Knit 1 round in color #5. Purl 3 rounds in color #5. Knit 1 round in color #2. Proceed to crown decrease chart or use written directions.

CROWN DECREASE:  k1 in color #3, k2 in color #2, k2 in #3, k2 in #2, k1 in #3, k2 in #2, k2 in #3, k2 in #2, k1 in #3, k1 in #2. k2 in #2, k2 in #3, k2 in #2, k3 in #3, k2 in #2, k2 in #3, k3 in #2. k1 in #2, k2 in #3, k2 in #2, k1 in #3, using color #3: s2togk1PSSO (see note), k1 in #3, k2 in #2, k2 in #3, k2 in #2. k2 in #3, k2 in #2, k5 in #3, k2 in #2, k1 in #3, k1 in #2. k1 in #3, k2 in #2, k2 in #3, s2togk1PSSO in #3, k2 in #3, k2 in #2, k1 in #3, k1 in #2. k1 in #3, k1 in #2, k7 in #3, k1 in #2, k1 in #3, k1 in #2. k1 in #2, k3 in #3, s2togk1PSSO in #3, k3 in #3, k2 in #2. k9 in #3, k1 in #2. k3 in #3, s2togk1PSSO in #3, k3 in #3, k1 in #2. K7 in #3, k1 in #2. You will no long need color #2. Continue only in color #3: k2, s2togk1PSSO, k3. k1, s2togk1PSSO, k2. s2togk1PSSO, k1.

CROWN DECREASE CHART: 

3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 FINISHING 

3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 3

3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 2

3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 2

3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3

3 3 3 2 2 3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 2

3 3 3 2 2 3

3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3

3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 2

3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 2

3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 3

Row 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 

ssk all around. 5 stitches remain. Slide the remaining stitches onto one dpn and make an i-cord for desired length. Weave in the outrageous number of ends!

Pattern by Ann Reavey www.crossroadknits.blogspot.com