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Mandarin, Styled for the Older Girl

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Free Knitting Pattern, Mandarin hat for older girls


Patons Double Quick Knitting (DK weight) wool – 2 balls

1 pair old UK No 8 / US 6 / Metric 4mm needles


5½ stitches to the inch in width, measured over stocking stitch worked on 4mm needles


To fit average adult 20″-22″


M.B. = Make bobble by P1, K1, P1, K1, into next st ., thus making 4 sts. out of next st., turn, K4, turn, P4, slip 2nd 3rd and 4th sts. over first st.


Cast on 97 stitches.

Proceed in reverse stocking stitch ridges as follows:

1st row: Knit.

2nd row: Purl.

3rd row: Knit.

4th and 5th rows: Purl.

6th row: Knit.

7th-18th rows: Rep. 4th-6th rows four times.

19th row: Purl.

20th-23rd rows: Commencing with a knit row, work in stocking stitch.

24th row: K6, * M.B., K11, rep. from * to last 7 sts., M.B., K6.

25th row: Purl.

26th row: K5, * M.B., K1, M.B., K9, rep. from *to last 8 sts., M.B., K1, M.B., K5.

27th row: Purl.

28th row: As 24th row.

29th row: Purl.

30th-33rd rows: As 20th-23rd rows.

34th row: * K3, K2tog, rep. from * to last 2 sts.,
K2. (78 sts)

Work rows 4-6 incl. of reverse stocking stitch ridges as at commencement.

Purl 2 rows.

Next row: (K2tog, K1) twenty-six times. (52 sts)

Work rows 4-6 incl. of ridges.

Purl 2 rows.

Next row: K1, (K2tog, K1) seventeen times. (35 sts)

Next row: Purl.

Work peak as follows:

1st row: (K3, K2tog) seven times.

2nd and alt. rows: Purl.

3rd row: (K2, K2tog) seven times.

5th row: (K1, K2tog) seven times.

7th row: (K2tog) seven times.

9th row: (K2tog) three times, K1.

Thread wool through remaining sts., draw up and fasten
off securely.


Using a back-stitch seam, join seam. Using 5 lengths of wool 19 ins. long, make a twisted cord and attach a tassel to end of cord. Stitch cord to centre of crown. Press seam.

The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain, however, the updated text of this version is copyright Sarah Bradberry, May 27th 2013. All rights reserved.

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