Rhombus Weave Hat


Hello everyone! One of the many challenges that come with knitting or crocheting, is modifying a certain pattern to suit a design. For example, working it to fit inside the outline of a shawl or a scarf, or converting it from rows to rounds technique in hats, and then coming up with a way that combines the pattern and the decreasing method at the same time. This hat was obviously made from the yarn left from making the Rhombus Weave Shawl, and, If you check that shawl out, you will find that the pattern is simple and easy to knit, but for this hat I elevated the skill level to "intermediate" because it's worked in rounds, which can be a bit tricky for some knitters, and I know that not everyone owns circular needles. I hope you have fun making this hat, and I hope you get to make the complete set with the shawl.

Skill level: Intermediate

Check out my Rhombus Weave Shawl :



Materials:
  • Yarn: Caron, Simply Soft, 6 oz. (170.1 g), 315 yards (288 m) approx. 100% acrylic, in the color 'Kelly Green' (9769): 1 skein.
  • Circular knitting needles, 16" (40 cm) long, size US 8 (5 mm).
  • Double pointed needles (DPNs) set, size US 8 (5 mm).
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Stitch marker.




Sizes and measurements: 
  • Size S: head circumference = 20" (51 cm), height = 8.25" (21 cm).
  • Size M: head circumference = 22" (56 cm), height = 8.66" (22 cm).
  • Size L: head circumference = 24" (61 cm), height = 9" (23 cm).

Gauge: 14 sts x 23 rows = 4"x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch.

Yardage: 
  • Size S: 100 - 105 yards (90 - 95 m).
  • Size M: 110 - 115 yards (100 - 105 m). 
  • Size L: 120 - 125 yards (110 - 115 m) approx.


Knitting Terms:
  • st: stitch.
  • sts: stitches.
  • k: knit.
  • p: purl.
  • k2tog: k 2 stitches together.
  • ssk: slip, slip, knit the two slipped stitches together through back loops.
  • k2s1tog: knit 2 sts together, slip third one knitwise, pass the knitted st over the slipped one (centered double decrease).
  • p3tog: purl three sts together.




Instructions:
Cast on 84 (96108) sts. Join in the round. Put a ring stitch marker at the beginning of rounds.

Ribs round: k 3, p 1, repeat to end.

Repeat the ribs round 4 (6, 8) times. Work the pattern rows as follows:

Rounds 1 and 2: k 5, p 7, repeat to end.

Rounds 3 and 4: p 1, k 5, p 5, k 1, repeat to end.

Rounds 5 and 6: k 1, p 1, k 5, p 3, k 2, repeat to end.

Rounds 7 and 8: k 2, p 1, k 3, repeat  to end.

Rounds 9 and 10: k 1, p 3, k 3, p 1, k 4, repeat to end.

Rounds 11 and 12: p 5, k 1, p 1, k 5, repeat to end.

Rounds 13 and 14: p 6, k 5, p 1, repeat to end.

Rounds 15 and 16: p 5, k 5, p 1, k 1, repeat to end.

Rounds 17 and 18: k 1, p 3, k 5, p 1, k 2, repeat to end.

Rounds 19 and 20: k 2, p 1, k 3, repeat to end.

Rounds 21 and 22: k 3, p 1, k 3, p 3, k 2, repeat to end.

Rounds 23 and 24: k 4, p 1, k 1, p 5, k 1, repeat to end.

Rounds 25- 30: repeat row 1.



Decreasing rows:

Note: to get a neat decreasing pattern, move the stitch marker one stitch forward.

Round 1: k 3, ssk, p 6, k 1, repeat to end. (77, 88, 99) sts

Round 2 and every even number round: k the k sts, p the p sts.

Round 3: k 4, p 5, k2tog, repeat to end. (70, 80, 90) sts

Round 5: k 3, ssk, p 4, k 1,repeat to end. (63, 72, 81) sts

Round 7: k 4, p 3, k2tog, repeat to end. (56, 64, 72) sts



Change to DPNs and continue:

Round 9: k 4, p3tog, k 1, repeat to end. (42, 48, 54) sts

Round 11: k2s1tog, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat to end. (28, 32, 36) sts

Round 13: k2tog, *p 1, k2s1tog, repeat from * to last 2 sts, p 1, k 1. (15, 17, 19) sts

Round 14: k2tog, repeat to last st, k 1.

Cut yarn leaving a 6" (15 cm) long yarn tail, pull it through all sts and tighten tog. Weave in loose ends. 


Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram @wiams_crafts and Twitter @wiamscrafts to see my upcoming projects.

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