Lady's Entrelac Hat

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Entrelac Hat

Materials

50gm 8 ply (DK) yarn for ribbing, approximately 100gm various colours for entrelac section of hat.
Sets of 5 dpn's in size 3.25mm and 4mm

Tension

22sts and 30 rows to 10cm (4 inches) over st st on 4mm needles

Method

Using 3.25mm needles and chosen colour for ribbing, cast on 120sts and work 23 rounds K1, P1 rib.

Change to 4mm needles.

Decrease row: (K1, K2tog) to the end of the round.

Change to entrelac colour and work first row of triangles as follows:

*K1, turn, P1, turn

K2, turn, P2, turn

K3, turn, P3, turn

K4, turn, P4, turn

K5, turn, P5, turn

K6, turn, P6, turn

K7, turn, P7, turn

K8, turn, P8, turn

K9, turn, P9, turn

K8, K2tog, do not turn **

Repeat from * to ** 7 times more so that you have a total of 8 little triangles sitting atop your round of ribbing.

Turn work inside out and work next row of diamonds as follows:

***Pick up 9 sts purlways along edge of 1st triangle, turn

K9, turn

P8, p2tog, turn

Repeat last 2 rows until all but one st of the base triangle has been worked, ending with a knit row

P2tog, P6, P2tog. Repeat from *** for the next 7 base triangles

**** With knit side of work facing you pick up 8 sts along side of diamond, turn

P8, turn

K7, K2tog, turn

Repeat last 2 rows until all but one st of the diamond of previous row have been worked, ending with a purl row

K2tog, K5, K2tog

Repeat from **** 7 times more.

Turn work inside out and work next row of squares as follows:

***** Pick up 7 sts purlways along edge of 1st diamond, turn

K7, turn

P6, P2tog, turn

Repeat last 2 rows until all but one st of the diamond of previous row have been worked, ending with a knit row

P2tog, P4, P2tog.

Repeat from ***** 7 times more

+ With knit side of work facing you pick up 6 sts along side of diamond, turn

P6, turn

K5, K2tog, turn

Repeat last 2 rows until all but one st of the diamond of previous row have been worked, ending with a purl row

K2tog, K3, K2tog

Repeat from + 7 times more.

Turn work inside out and work next row of squares as follows:

++ Pick up 5 sts purlways along edge of 1st diamond, turn

K5, turn

P4, p2tog, turn

Repeat last 2 rows until all but one st of the diamond of previous row have been worked, ending with a knit row

P2tog, P2, P2tog.

Repeat from ++ 7 times more

+++ With knit side of work facing you pick up 4 sts along side of diamond, turn

P4, turn

K3, K2tog, turn

Repeat last 2 rows until all but one st of the diamond of previous row have been worked, ending with a purl row

K2tog, K1, K2tog

Repeat from +++ 7 times more.

Turn work inside out and work next row of squares as follows:

++++ Pick up 3 sts purlways along edge of 1st diamond, turn

K3, turn

P2, p2tog, turn

Repeat last 2 rows until all but one st of the diamond of previous row have been worked, ending with a knit row

(P2tog) twice.

Repeat from ++++ 7 times more

+++++ With knit side of work facing you pick up 2 sts along side of diamond, turn

P2, turn

K1, K2tog, turn

Repeat last 2 rows until all but one st of the diamond of previous row have been worked, ending with a purl row

Sl1, K2tog, PSSO

Repeat from +++++ 7 times more.

K2tog around, thread yarn through sts and pull tight. Fasten off.


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