Ayla’s Hat Larger SizeJanuary 31, 2010
Thank you Deyaneria for making a larger version (a 24 inch head circumferance size) of Ayla’s hat! Here is the pattern
Ayla’s Hat Larger Size
2 Skeins of extra bulky weight yarn (212 yards or 193.9 meters each)
16 inch circular needle size 8 or size needed to get guage.
Set of double pointed needles in the same size
Guage: 3.5 sts to the inch or 14 sts = 4 inches
pattern notes: When you need to please add more yarn to continue making your hat.
Using 16 inch circular needle Hold 1 strand of yarn and Cast on 76 sts and join in the round without twisting the stitches
place a stitch marker at the beginning of your round.
Work in 2×2 rib for approximately 8 inches (or 20.3 cm), slipping the stitch marker after every round. This will look really really long for a hat but please just trust me.
Tip: At 7 inches (approximately 18cm) you might find that the hat is getting too uncomfortable to knit because of the length what I did was I folded up the bottom portion so that the “cuff” is approximately 2 inches (approximately 5.1 cm)
Rnd 1: *K2,P2 tog repeat from * around. You should have a total of 58 sts
Rnd 2: Do a K2, P1 ribbing for about 1 inch (2.5cm). I knit a total of 6 rounds giving me a little over an inch. Mark round with another color of yarn or a different color stitch marker so you can easily tell when you have an inch of ribbing. Also include the row you marked in your inch of ribbing
Rnd 3 *k2tog,p1 repeat from * around you should have a total of 40 sts
Rnd 4: k1,p1 ribbing for for about an inch (2.5cm). I knit a total of 6 rounds giving me a little over an inch. Mark the round with another color of yarn or a different color stitch marker so you can easily tell when you have an inch of ribbing. Also include the row you marked in your inch of ribbing.
change to double pointed needles for the next few rounds
Rnd 5: *k2tog repeat from * around you should have 22 sts
Rnd 6: repeat rnd 5 again you should have 11 sts
Cut a tail and thread your tapestry needle. Draw needle through all the loops on your needles. Pull thread snug but not to snug that your yarn breaks! Fold your hat inside out and weave in your ends. Flip your hat right side up and wear folding up excess.
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Added later: Before I get hate mail and flames of doom i wanted to say that I did get Deyaneria’s permission to use her picture and this is my pattern so of course I can post it!