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Jingle Bells Hat

Designed by Nancy Wild for Crystal Palace Yarns

Completely Revised November 2011

Description:  This cute and festive hat is sized for Infant, Toddler and Adults.*

Level:  Easy/Intermediate

Sizes:  6-12 mos ( 2-4 yrs, Adult) *

Finished Measurement:  13½ (16, 23)" in circumference


* Note:  It is NOT recommended to use jingle bells for children under the age of 3.

Gauge: (in St st) Take the time to check your gauge.

Abbreviations:  BO-bind off; beg - begin (ning), CC- contrasting color; CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; K-knit;  MC- main color; p-purl; PU- pick up; rem- remaining; rep-repeat; Rnd-round; RS-right side; St(s)-stitch (es); St st-Stockinette stitch; WS- wrong side

Before starting the pattern you will need to gently string jingle bells onto one strand of CC.

Hat Brim:
With yarn single-stranded (double for Adult size) and circular needle in correct size for hat, CO 15 sts and slide jingle bell in place,* CO 30 sts slide bell in place*, rep between the *'s until all bells have been placed onto cast-on row, ending with cast-on 15 sts [240 sts total]. Join, being careful not to twist sts before starting first rnd and place marker at beg of rnd.

Note:  Change to 8" double-pointed needles when circumference of hat becomes too narrow for circulars.

Rnd 1 and all odd rounds: Knit.
Rnd 2: K13, K2tog, *K2tog, K26, K2tog*, rep between *'s to last 15 sts, k2tog, K13.
Rnd 4: K12, K2tog, *K2tog, K24,  K2tog* rep between *'s to last 14 sts, k2tog, K12.
Rnd 6: K11, K2tog, *K2tog, K22, K2tog*, rep between *'s to last 13 sts, k2tog K11.
Rnd 8: K10, K2tog, *K2tog, K20, K2tog*, rep between *'s to last 12 sts, k2tog K10.
Rnd 10: K9, K2tog, *K2tog, K18, K2tog*, rep between *'s to last 11 sts, k2tog, K9.
Rnd 12: K8, K2tog, *K2tog, K16, K2tog*, rep between *'s to last 10 sts, k2tog K8.
Rnd 14: K7, K2tog, *K2tog, K14, K2tog*, rep between *'s to last 9 sts, k2tog K7.
Rnd 16: K6, K2tog, *K2tog, K12, K2tog*, rep between *'s to last 8 sts, k2tog K6.
Rnd 18: K5, K2tog, *K2tog, K10, K2tog*, rep between *'s to last 7 sts, k2tog K5.
Rnd 20: K4, K2tog, * K2tog, K8 , K2tog*, rep between *'s to last 6 sts, k2tog K4. [80 Sts]
Finish brim with K rnd & break yarn leaving long enough tail for weaving in at end.

Hat Crown:
Working with WS of brim facing you and starting MC at beg of another needle to prevent holes when switching direction of knitting, work k2 x p2 rib for 10 rnds.

Change to St st (k every rnd) and work until piece measures 3 (4, 7)" from where you changed direction (ie. beg of rib), or work to desired length of crown.

Crown Decreases:
Rnd 1 and all odd rnds: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K8, K2tog* rep between *'s around.
Rnd 4: *K7, K2tog* rep between *'s around.
Rnd 6: *K6, K2tog* rep between *'s around.
Rnd 8: *K5, K2 tog* rep between *'s around.
Rnd 10: *K4, K2tog* rep between *'s around.
Rnd 12: *K3, K2tog* rep between *'s around.
Rnd 14 & 16: K2tog around.

Cut yarn, leaving tail long enough to weave in.  With tapestry needle, sew up rem sts and secure on inside of hat.


Weave in all ends.  Using the CC doubled in tapestry needle, tack the brim up to the hat body at regular intervals, just above the ribbing, to form the rippled brim effect.

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. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Mochi Plus or Plus Solid are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.
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Revised November 2011