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How to Knit a Reflective Hat
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How to Knit a Reflective Hat

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1/2 day +

Make sure you are seen this winter by making this cable hat using Rico Glow Worm. The yarn has a reflective thread running throughout which lights up when light hits it. Designed by @lostinknit

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Abbreviations

K- Knit

P- Purl

Sts- Stitches

C6B – Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, k3, then k3 from cable needle

Cr3L cross 3 left: slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, p1, then k2 from cable needle

Cr3R cross 3 right: slip next st onto cable needle and hold at back of work, k2, then p1 from cable needle

Cr5L cross 5 left: slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, p2, then k3 from cable needle

Cr5R cross 5 right: slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, k3, then p2 from cable needle

 

Yarn A - Pink 

Yarn B - Turquoise 

Step-1

With 7mm needles and yarn A cast on 60 sts Row 1: K1, P1, repeat to end Repeat row 1 for a further 5 rows

Step-2

Change to yarn B and begin to work in pattern as follows- Row 1: K21, P2, K3, P8, K3, P2, K21 Row 2: P21, K2, P3, K8, P3, K2, P21 Row 3: K21, P2, Cr5L, P4, Cr5R, P2, K21

Step-3

Row 4: P21, K4, P3, K4. P3, K4, P21 Row 5: K21, P4, Cr5L, Cr5R, P4, K21 Row 6: P21, K6, P6, K6, P21 Row 7: K21, P6, C6B, P6, K21

Step-4

Row 8: P21, K6, P6, K6, P21 Row 9: K21, P4, Cr3R, Cr3L, P4, K21 Row 10: P21, K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P21 Row 11: K21, P2, Cr3R, P4, Cr3L, P2, K21

Step-5

Row 12: P21, K2, P3, K8, P3, K2, P21 Work rows 1-12 twice Next Row (RS): *K1, K2tog* rep to end (40sts) Work 1 row

Step-6

Next Row: K2tog, rep to end (20sts) Work 1 row Next Row: *K2, K2tog* rep to end (15sts) Work 1 row Next Row: *K1, K2tog* rep to end

Step-7

Cut yarn and using a darning needle thread the yarn through the remaining sts and pull tight. With RS facing, sew the seam together using mattress stitch.

Step-8

Sew in all ends. Using a 45mm pompom maker and yarn A, make a pompom. Secure the pompom to the top of the hat.

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