The Dottie Hat is the perfect hat knitting pattern to transition into Spring. Here in the Midwest, we are still seeing snow in mid-May, so it’s not far fetched that a breathable lace knit hat might last into June. Honestly, as long as I’ve got a hat on my needles I’m not that depressed about it.

The Dottie Hat is a simple hat knitting pattern with a 6 round repeating pattern that is easy enough to follow while you watch T.V. but challenging enough to keep you interested. You’ll need DK weight yarn, size 6 & circular needles, as well as size 7 double pointed needles for decreasing.

Yarn: Dk weight yarn

About 200-220 yards


Needles: 

US Size 6 (4.0mm) / 16 inch (40cm. Circular needles)

US Size 7 (4.5mm) / 16 inch (40cm. Circular needles)

US Size 7 (4.5mm) Double pointed needles


Abbreviations:

CO : Cast on

Pm : Place Marker

K : Knit

P : Purl

yo : Yarn Over

Ssk : Slip, slip, knit


Gauge: 24sts. & 28 rows = 4”


Brim:

CO 96 sts, join in the round, pm.

Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 10 rounds, or until brim measures about 2 inches.

Hat Body:

Switch to size 7 needles

Round 1: *K1, yo, ssk, repeat from * to end of round

Round 2: (and all even rounds) Knit to end of round

Round 3: *K2, yo, ssk, K2, repeat from * to end of round 

Round 5:  *K3, yo, ssk, K1, repeat from * to end of round

Round 6: Rep. round 2

Repeat rounds 1-6 until hat measures 7.5 inches (19cm)

Decrease Rounds:

*Switch to double pointed needles when knittng on circulars becomes too difficult

Round 1: *K4, ssk rep. to end of round

Round 2 and all even rounds: K to end of round

Round 3: *K3, ssk, rep to end of round

Round 5: *K2, ssk, rep. to end of round

Round 7: *K1, ssk, rep. to end of round

Round 9: *ssk, rep. To end of round

Cut yarn, and pull through remaining loops. Weave in ends.

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