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Feather and Fan... Hat?

I knitted a scarf using a feather and fan pattern for an officemate for a secret santa exchange. I'd bought two skeins of yarn and found myself amazed to finish the scarf using 1 & 1/16 of a skein. Used too of the second to return it, so what to do? Knit a matching hat!

Scalloped edges on a hat are a lot of fun, the detail is fun, but it looks a little like an old fashioned swim cap to me.

One skein Paton's Divine (pictured in Richest Rose) or other bulky weight yarn
Size 10 (US) circular needles and DPNs
tapestry needle

Gauge: 12 stitches = 4" or 3 stitches an inch

Fits a 16" (20", 24") head
(Note: If you have an in between size head, consider making a larger size but going down a needle size. For example, making a 24" hat on size 9 circs will give you a 21" hat)

Pattern Stitch: (Worked over 12 stitches)
Rows 1 & 2: Knit 12
Row 3: (Knit 2 together) twice, (yarn over, knit 1) four times, (knit 2 together) twice
Row 4: Purl 12

Let's Make the Darn Thing Already!

Cast on 48 (60, 72) stitches. Join, making sure not to twist stitches, place a marker at the start of row and purl a row. Work the pattern stitch for 4 (5, 6) repeats per row for 3 total repeats. (That means 4 total purl rows will show on the right side)

Work in stockinette until hat measures 6". Place markers after every 12th stitch.

**Knit until two stitches before marker (10 stitches). Knit two together. Repeat from ** until the end of the round. Continue decreasing in this fashion until 4 (5, 6) stitches remain. Cut yarn and thread end through remaing stitches. Weave in ends.

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Copyright Christina McNamee, January 2nd, 2004.