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Clover ~ Free Hat Pattern

Clover Hat
 

Hi, Knitters,

I am proud to present another free pattern for you right here on the Barrett Wool Co. Journal! Today I have a lovely textured hat for you called Clover. It is a fun hat to knit with an interesting stitch pattern that uses a unique technique to get the little leaves to appear. Once you get the stitch down you'll look forward to this round. The hat is made out of one skein of Home Worsted Weight which is enough to make one of each of the adult size and the baby size hats. It's kind of perfect!

Have fun and enjoy this Journal free pattern! The pattern for Clover is only available on this Journal post.  

Please share any finished Clover hats with me on Instagram. I'd love to see what you create.

Love, Susan

Clover

Susan B. Anderson
©Barrett Wool Co. 2017   This pattern is intended for personal use only. Charity knitting using this pattern is always welcome.


Finished measurement: 13 (19) inches (33 (48)cm) in circumference
 
Sizes:
Baby size (instructions listed first): To fit 0-6 months, or to fit a 13 to 15-inch (33–38 cm) head circumference.
Adult size (instructions in parentheses): To fit an adult, teen or large child, or to fit a 19 to 22-inch (48–56 cm) head circumference.

Clover
Yarn:  Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted (100% American Wool; 230 yards or 210 meters/100 grams), 1 skein.
Baby sample is worked in the Grassland colorway. The pom-pom is in the Priscilla colorway.
Adult sample is worked in the Bluff colorway.
 
Yarn note: 1 skein of Home Worsted Weight is enough to make one adult hat and one baby hat. The baby hat sample weighs 27 grams. The adult hat sample weighs 57 grams.
 
Needles: US size 7 (4.5mm) 16-inch circular needles and a set of four double-pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge.
 
Gauge: 5 sts and 7 rows per 1”/2.54cm in stockinette stitch
 
Abbreviations:
K  Knit
P  Purl
Ktbl  Knit the stitch through the back loop
Sl1 Slip one stitch as if to purl
Psso  Pass slipped stitch over and off the needle
N  Needle; referring to double-pointed needles 1, 2 or 3 as in N1, N2 or N3
K2tog  Knit two stitches together
Rnd(s)  Round(s)
St(s)  Stitch(es)
 
Special Stitch
K1long: Insert the right needle two rounds below and into the space in between the K2tog and the (K1, Sl1, psso) in that round. Knit a stitch and draw up the long loop onto the right needle.
 

Brim
With the circular needles, cast on 64 (96) stitches using the long-tail cast-on method. Join to work in the round being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker to denote the beginning of the round.
 
Rnd 1: (K1tbl, p1) repeat to the end of the round.
Repeat Round 1 an additional 6 (8) times.
 
Body of Hat

Knit 1 round.

Note: As you are working the Clover Hat Stitch Pattern the stitch count will vary but will become the same again by the end of the round repeat.


Begin the Clover Hat Stitch Pattern repeat:
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: (K4, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso) repeat to the end of the round.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: (K4, k1long, k2, k1long) repeat to the end of the round.
Rnds 5-7: Knit.
Rnd 8: (K2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k4) repeat to the end of the round.
Rnd 9: Knit.
Rnd 10: (K1long, k2, k1long, k4) repeat to the end of the round.
Rnds 11 and 12: Knit.
 
Repeat Rounds 1-12 an additional 1 (2) more times (2 (3) times total), and then repeat Rounds 1-5 one more time.
 
Pattern Note: The Decrease Rounds for the adult size and the baby size are different so be sure to follow the instructions for the correct size.

Clover

Baby Size Decrease Rounds:

Rnd 1:
Work onto double-pointed needles as follows:
N1 and N2: (K6, k2tog) three times. 21 sts.
N3: (K6, k2tog) two times. 14 sts.
56 sts total.
 
Rnd 2: (K5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 48 sts.
Rnd 3: (K2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k2) repeat to the end of the round. 32 sts.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rnd 5: (K1long, k2, k1long, k2) repeat to the end of the round. 48 sts.
Rnd 6: Knit.
Rnd 7: (K4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 40 sts.
Rnd 8: (K3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 32 sts.
Rnd 9: (K2tog, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso) repeat to the last 2 stitches, k2tog.  16 sts.
Rnd 10: Knit.
Rnd 11: (K1, k1long, k2, k1long) repeat to the last stitch, k1.  26 sts.
N1 and N2: 10 sts each; N3: 6 sts. 26 sts total.
Rnd 12: Knit.
Rnd 13: (K2tog) repeat to the end of the round.
N1 and N2: 5 sts each; N3: 3 sts. 13 sts total.
Rnd 14:
N1 and N2: K1, k2tog twice. 3 sts per needle.
N3: Knit. 3 sts.
9 sts total.
Proceed to Finishing.

Clover

Adult Size Decrease Rounds:

Rnd 1: (K10, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 88 sts.
Rnd 2: (K9, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 80 sts.
Rnd 3: (K2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k2) repeat to the end of the round.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rnd 5: (K1long, k2, k1long, k10, k1long, k2, k1long, k2) repeat to the end of the round.
Rnd 6: (K6, k2tog three times, k8), repeat to the end of the round. 68 sts.
Rnd 7: Knit.
Rnd 8: Work onto 3 double-pointed needles as follows:
N1 and N2: (K2, k2tog) repeat 6 times. 18 sts per needle.
N3: (K2, k2tog) repeat 5 times. 15 sts.
51 sts total.
Rnd 9: (K1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round.
N1 and N2: 12 sts.
N3: 10 sts.
34 sts total.
 
Rearrange stitches as follows:
N1: 15 sts; N2: 9 sts; N3: 10 sts
 
Rnd 10:
N1: K2, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k1. 11 sts
N2: K3, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k2. 7 sts.
N3: K3, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k3. 8 sts.
26 sts total.
Rnd 11: Knit.
Rnd 12:
N1: K2, k1long, k2, k1long, k4, k1long, k2, k1long, k1. 15 sts.
N2: K3, k1long, k2, k1long, k2. 9 sts.
N3: K3, k1long, k2, k1long, k3. 10 sts.
34 sts total.
Rnd 13:
N1: K2tog, k4, k2tog twice, k5. 12 sts.
N2: K1, k2tog, k6. 8 sts.
N3: K2tog, k6, k2tog. 8 sts.
28 sts total.
Rnd 14: Knit.
Rnd 15: (K2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 21 sts.
Rnd 16: (K1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 14 sts.
Rnd 17: (K2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 7 sts.

Finishing

Cut the yarn leaving a 6-inch end. Place the end on a yarn needle and pull through the remaining stitches. Pull up tight to close the hole. Pull the end to the inside, weave in and trim.
 
Weave in any remaining ends to the inside of the hat.
 
Block as desired.
 
The baby size sample has a 2-inch pom-pom in Home Worsted Weight in the Priscilla colorway.
 
The adult size sample has a faux-fur pom-pom. There are some faux-fur pom-poms available for purchase in the Mercantile. And more will be in stock very soon!

Clover

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10 comments


  • What a lovely gift!!! Something to take my mind off these outside temperatures. Happy Knitting.

    Jeanne Ruddy on

  • What a great pattern. I LOVE it. Thank you so very much. Is there a “print” option? Again, thanks so very much! Looking forward to making this!

    janel on

  • Lovely

    Paula Spranger on

  • Another awesome pattern. Thank you!!

    Sue on

  • Susan, Thanks so much for the darling Clover Hat pattern I knit beanies for the Jessie Rees Foundation for children with cancer and am always looking for new patterns. Excited to start this one.
    j

    Jane Lynch on


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