Meridia Hat- Free Pattern Friday!

Happy Friday ya'll!

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This hat is knitted using the classic Old Shale stitch pattern in one piece with one seam and stitch gathering at the top.  

What you need: Size 7 4.5mm knitting needles

                           One ball of Light (3) Yarn. (I used Baby Bee Sweet Delight Prints)

                           Tapestry or Yarn Needle

Sizes: Toddler/Child/Adult

          If a shorter hat is desired change your Cast On to 47 for Child and Adult Sizes.

Gauge: 24 sts x 29 rows=4"  in stockinette st

            1 pattern rep= approx 3.5" 

Pattern: CO 47 (65, 65)

Row 1: K across

Row 2: P across

Row 3: K 11, [ K2tog 3 times, (yo, K1) 5 times, K2tog 3 times, K1] across.

Row 4: K across to last 10 sts, P 10

Rep Rows 1-4 until piece measures 18 (19, 20)" in length** 

Bind off and Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

**Hat pictured actually only measures 18" around but it does fit an adult woman so you can choose the circumference for your own personal preference. 

On the wrong side seam Bind off and Cast on edges together. Then weave tail through row edges and pull taut to gather. Fasten off and weave in ends. 

 

 

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If you have any questions feel free to comment below and if you aren't a knitter then stay tuned for the crochet version!