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Sausalito Slip-Stitch Rib Hat

Designed and Knit  by Cathleen Campbell
See all the Sausalito colors here

Description: This basic cap features a slip-stitch rib and uses just one ball of yarn.
[See Cabled Fingerless Gloves in same color of Sausalito here.]

Level: Advanced Beginner

Size: Adult Medium

Materials:
Yarn: 1 - 50g ball of Crystal Palace Sausalito (Shown in #8308 Monet)
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo 16" circular and 8" dpn's, US size 2 (or size needed for gauge)
Stitch marker (to mark beg of rnd)
Yarn needle

Gauge: 34 st=4" over rib pattern, unstretched (28 sts=4" over St st)

Abbreviations: beg- beginning; CO- cast on; dec- decrease; dpn- double-pointed needle; k- knit; k2tog- knit two stitches together; p- purl; rep- repeat; rnd- round; sl- slip as if to purl, unless otherwise noted; st(s)- stitches; St st- stockinette stitch; x- times

Instructions:
With circular needles, CO 144 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join and begin working the following rib:

Rnd 1: *p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *p1, sl 1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Work rib until piece measures 6", ending with a Rnd 2.

(Note: For a longer cap with cuff, work rib until piece measures 10". You will need 2 - 50 g balls for this length.)

Begin Crown:
Rnd 1 (Dec Rnd): *(p1, k1) 8x, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [136 sts]
Rnd 2: *(p1, sl 1) 8x, sl 1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: *(p1, k1) 8x, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *(p1, sl 1) 8x, sl 1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 5 (Dec Rnd): *(p1, k1) 7x, p1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [128 sts]
Rnd 6: *p1, sl 1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 7 (Dec Rnd) : *(p1, k1) 7x, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [120 sts]
Rnd 8: *(p1, sl 1) 7x, sl 1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 9 (Dec Rnd): *(p1, k1) 6x, p1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [112 sts]
Rnd 10: *p1, sl 1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 11 (Dec Rnd): *(p1, k1) 6x, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [104 sts]
Rnd 12: *(p1, sl 1) 6x, sl 1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 13 (Dec Rnd): *(p1, k1) 5x, p1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [96 sts]
Rnd 14: *p1, sl 1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 15 (Dec Rnd): *(p1, k1) 5x, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [88 sts]
Rnd 16: *(p1, sl 1) 5x, sl 1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 17 (Dec Rnd): *(p1, k1) 4x, p1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [80 sts]
Rnd 18: *p1, sl 1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 19 (Dec Rnd): *(p1, k1) 4x, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [72 sts]
Rnd 20: *(p1, sl 1) 4x, sl 1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 21 (Dec Rnd): *(p1, k1) 3x, p1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [64 sts]
Rnd 22: *p1, sl 1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 23 (Dec Rnd): *(p1, k1) 3x, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [56 sts]
Rnd 24 (Dec Rnd): *(p1, sl 1) 2x, p1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [48 sts]
Rnd 25 (Dec Rnd): *(p1, k1) 2x, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [40 sts]
Rnd 26 (Dec Rnd): *p1, sl 1, p1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [32 sts]
Rnd 27 (Dec Rnd): *p1, k1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [24 sts]
Rnd 28 (Dec Rnd): *p1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [16 sts]
Rnd 29 (Dec Rnd): *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [8 sts]

Cut yarn with 8" tail. With yarn needle, draw yarn through rem sts and secure on the underside of hat. Weave in ends.

Pattern Copyright 2011 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying Crystal Palace Sausalito are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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