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Bejeweled Hat In Moonshine and Merino 5
Crystal Palace Yarns
Designed by Laura Andersson for Crystal Palace Yarns
Level: Advanced Beginner-Intermediate

Introduction: The Bejeweled Hat is a simple yet beautiful way to showcase a special yarn such as Moonshine. The design motif is both easy and fascinating to watch as it develops. Using the solid color of Merino-5 sets off the pretty moonshine so well too.

Abbreviations: bor: beginning of round; CO: cast on; dec: decrease; K: knit; K2tog: knit 2 sts together; P: purl; rem: remain(ing); Psso: pass slip st over; rep: repeat; st(s): stitch(es); St st: stockinette st, knit every round; rnd: round; SSK, slip two stitches from left to right needle, one-at-a-time. Insert tip of left needle into these two sts and knit them (Dec of 1); SKP, slip one st from left to rt needle, K next st, pass SL-st over the K st (dec of 1). LT: knit 2 sts together but do not remove from left needle; knit the first st and move both to right needle.

Needles: #7 US Crystal Palace Bamboo 16" circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge; #6 dpn for crown of hat.

Designer's note: for neat hat finishing effect, use needles 1-2 sizes smaller than used for hat body.

Gauge: 5.5 Sts/inch in St st.

Yarn:
Crystal Palace Moonshine: 1-50 g ball of color desired. Color shown is #9812, Violets (CC)
Crystal Palace Merino 5: 1-50 g ball of color desired. Color shown is #5224, Wine (MC)

Size: adult's small/medium ~ 20 in head circumference

Designer's Note: carry color not in use up each rnd, loosely.

Cast-On: With #7 short circular needle and CC, cast on 108 sts. Join, being careful not to twist.
Place marker to indicate beginning of round (BOR). K 2 rnds.
Join MC and work in K2P2 rib for 1.5 in from CO edge.

Bejeweled St Motif:

Rnd 1 - with MC, K.
Rnd 2 - with MC, P
Rnds 3-6 - with CC *(K1, Sl 2, K3) around
Rnds 7 & 8 - as rnds 1 & 2.with MC
Rnds 9-12 - with CC *(K4, Sl 2) around
Repeat these 11 rnds until hat is ~ 5.5 in from CO edge; end with rnd 11.
Crown Shaping

(Note - change to dpn as the stitch count decreases)
Work rnds 1 & 2 with MC.
Dec rnd 1: with CC, *[K1, Sl 2, K3)x2, (K2tog, Sl 2, K2tog)] around.
Plain rnd: with CC, *[(K1, Sl 2, K3) x2 (K1, Sl 2, K1)] around;
Dec rnd 2: with CC, *[(K1, Sl 2, K3)x2, (K2tog, K2tog)] around.
Plain rnd: with CC *[(K1, Sl 2, K3) x2 (K2)] around
With MC, K1 rnd; P1 rnd. Change to dpn.
Dec rnd 3: with CC, *[(K4,Sl 2) (K2tog, K4, K2tog)] around
Plain rnd: with CC, *[(K4, Sl 2) (K6)] around
Dec rnd 4: with CC, *[(K4, Sl 2) (K2tog, K2, K2tog)] around
Plain rnd: with CC, *[(K4, Sl 2) (K4)] around
With MC, K1 rnd; P1 rnd.
Dec rnd 5: with CC, *[(K1, Sl 2, K3) (K2tog)x2] around
Plain rnd: with CC, *[K1, Sl 2, K3) (K2)] around
Dec rnd 6: with CC, *[(K1, Sl 2, K1) (K2tog)x2] around
Plain rnd: with CC, *(K1, Sl 2, K3), around
With MC, K1 rnd; P1 rnd.
Dec rnd 7: with CC, *(K2tog, K2, Sl 2) around
Dec rnd 8: with CC, *(K2tog, K2, Sl 2) around
Dec rnd 9: with CC, *(K2tog, K1, Sl 2) around. Plain rnd: *(K2, Sl 2) around
With MC, K2tog around. Repeat until 6 sts remain.
K2tog around until only 6-8 sts remain. Cut yarn, leaving an ~ 8 in end.

Finishing:
With a crochet hook or tapestry needle, draw yarn through each loop on needle and drop off. Pull snugly. Work all ends in on reverse side so they don't' show. A crochet hook does this very rapidly.

Laura is the editor (and author-designer) of 50 Socks- 50 states and More [a ~58-pattern, 23-designer CD just released on both PC and MAC], from Sirius Knitting Publications and can be reached at drlauraASirius@gmail.com


2011 Copyright 2009 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc & Dr. Laura Andersson. This pattern is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Please do not post it on the Web nor on blogs or mailing lists

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