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Mini Mochi

Entrelac Baby Hat

Originally designed in Panda Cotton by Nancy Wild

Description:  This baby hat features a star motif in entrelac technique.  It takes one ball to make.

Level: Intermediate (entrelac, working in the round)

Size:  ~12" circumference at base of hat


  • 1 ball of Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (shown in 101 "Intense Rainbow")
  • US size 3 Crystal Palace Bamboo 12" Circular needles (or 6" dpn's)
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  7 sts=1" in St st

Abbreviations:  k- knit; k2tog- knit 2 stitches together, p- purl, p2tog- purl 2 stitches together; RS- right side (outside of work); ssk- slip, slip knit (slip next stitch knitwise, slip 2nd stitch knitwise, slip both these stitches back on left needle and knit together); st(s) - stitch(es); WS- wrong side (inside of work)



Cast on 80 sts. Join being careful not to twist sts and placing a marker to indicate the beginning of the rounds.

Work 24 rounds in K2 x P2 rib.


Increase round: *K1, k in front and back of next st* (increase made). Repeat between *'s around.  [120 sts]


Knit all sts for 3½ inches.


Setup Triangles:

Row 1: K2, turn.

Row 2: SL 1, P 1, turn

Row 3; SL 1, K 2, turn

Row 4: SL 1, P2, turn

Row 5: SL 1, K3, turn

Row 6: SL 1, P 3, turn

Row 7: SL 1, K 4, turn

Row 8: SL 1, P4, turn

Row 9: SL 1, K5, turn

Row 10: SL 1, P 5 turn

Row 11: SL 1, K6, turn

Row 12: SL 1, P6, turn

Row 13: SL 1, K7, turn

Row 14: SL 1, P7, turn

Row 15: SL 1, K8, turn

Row 16: SL 1, P8, Turn

Row 17: SL 1, K9, turn

Row 18: SL 1, P9, turn

Row 19: SL 1, K10, turn

Row 20: SL 1, P10, turn

Row 21: SL 1, K11, turn

Row 22: SL 1, P11, turn

Row 23: SL 1, K12, turn

Row 24: SL 1, P12, turn

Row25: SL 1, K13, turn

Row 26: SL 1, P13, turn

Row 27: SL 1, K14.


Repeat these 27 rows until you have completed 8 triangles in total.   You now face the slipped st edge of triangle #1 and this is where you pick up 15 sts.


Star Motif and Closing Top of Hat (The schematic drawing below shows construction of star motif.)

First rectangle: (This one will NOT be repeated again.)

Pick up and knit 15 sts on the slipped stitch side of the triangle.  Turn.

Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, p13, K2tog (one from pickup and one from the 8th triangle), turn.

Row 2 (RS): SL 1, k14, turn.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until you have worked all of the Sts from the 8th  triangle, ending with a Row 1.  Do not turn on last row.


Next 6 rectangles:

Next row (WS): Pick up and purl 15 sts on the edge of the next triangle.

Row 1: Sl 1, k13, ssk (one from pick up and one from the next triangle), turn.

Row 2: Sl 1, p13, p2tog, turn.

Repeat these Rows 1 & 2 until you have worked all of the sts from the previous rectangle and the next triangle, ending with a Row 2.


The last rectangle is worked the same as the 6 previous ones except after the last row you will Pick up the Slipped sts from the edge of the first triangle and do a three needle bind off. Leave a tail to run through the slipped sts at the top and pull closed. Bring yarn to inside of hat and weave in all ends with tapestry needle.





April 2014

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