Windansea

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Hats/Scarves/Gloves
Designer: 
Kristi Porter

Designed by Kristi Porter, from Knitting in the Sun 30 Projects for Warm Weather; photography by Stephen Simson; Wiley Publishing 2009

This sunhat provides just enough cover to keep the sun off your face, but never feels hot or heavy.


Size

S (L)

To fit 20–22 (22–24)" circumference heads


Finished Measurements

Outside circumference, stretched: 42 (44)"

Inside circumference, unstretched: 16 (17½)"


Materials

2 (2) hanks Berroco Seduce™ (50 grs); #4448 Verdigris

US 6 (4mm) circular needle, 16" length (or size needed to match gauge)

US 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles

Size G (4mm) crochet hook

50" length of 18-gauge millinery wire, or other similar wire

1 package K1C2 Rainbow Elastic Thread (3mm Bulky; 25 yd. per package); color: 60

(Use a color that matches or is slightly darker than your yarn.)

8 stitch markers, 1 contrasting

Tapestry needle


Gauge

20 sts × 28 rows = 4" in St st


Glossary

sk2p - slip 1 st, k2tog, pass sl st over k2tog.


Skills Used

double-pointed needles, knitting in the round, decreasing, yarn overs, single crochet


Notes

This pattern uses millinery wire to support the broad brim. You can find it online and in some craft stores. You can also substitute any other sturdy, rustproof wire.


Instructions

Cast on 192 (200) sts on circular needle. Join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist sts. brim

Set-up Round: *K24 (25), place marker (pm), rep from * around, using contrasting marker last to indicate the end of round.

Round 1: *K to 3 sts before marker, yo, sk2p, slip marker (sm), rep from * around.

Round 2: Knit.

Rep these 2 rounds until 80 (88) sts rem. There will be 10 (11) sts between each set of markers. body of hat

Round 1: *K8 (9), yo, skp, sm, rep from * around.

Round 2 and all even rounds: Knit.

Round 3: *K7 (8), yo, skp, k to marker, sm, rep from * around.

Round 5: *K6 (7), yo, skp, k to marker, sm, rep from * around.

Round 7: *K5 (6), yo, skp, k to marker, sm, rep from * around.

Round 9: *K4 (5), yo, skp, k to marker, sm, rep from * around.

Round 11: *K3 (4), yo, skp, k to marker, sm, rep from * around.

Round 13: *K2 (3), yo, skp, k to marker, sm, rep from * around.

Round 15: *K1 (2), yo, skp, k to marker, sm, rep from * around.

Round 17: *K0 (1), yo, skp, k to marker, sm, rep from * around

For larger size only:

Round 19: *Yo, skp, k to marker, sm, rep from * around.

Both sizes continue:

Next round: Knit.

Next round: *K to 1 st before marker, sl next st to right needle, remove marker, sl st back to left needle, replace marker, yo, skp, rep from * around. (The marker should sit between the yarn over and the decrease.)

Next round: Knit.

Next round: *K to 2 sts before marker, yo, skp, sm, rep from * around.

Next round: Knit.


Crown

Switch to dpns to shape crown.

Round 1: *K to 3 sts before marker, yo, sk2p, sm, rep from * around.

Round 2: Knit.

Rep these 2 rounds until 16 sts rem.

Next round: *K2tog, rep from * around.

Cut yarn, leaving a 6" tail. Use a tapestry needle to thread yarn through rem sts. Pull to close. Bring yarn through all sts again and weave in the end to secure it.

Cut millinery wire to approximately 50". Form a circle with the wire, overlap the two ends by about 5", and hold in place with clothespins or a piece of tape.

Using crochet hook and yarn, single crochet in each st around the hat brim (single crochet twice in each eyelet), capturing the wire in the crochet casing. To do so, attach the yarn to the hat, then *insert the crochet hook from RS into 1 st on the edge of the brim, bring the hook under the wire, wrap the yarn around the hook and pull through, bring the yarn over the wire, wrap the yarn around the hook and pull through both loops. Rep from * until you have concealed all but 2" of wire. Adjust the size of the wire< circle so the brim lies fl at. Trim the ends of the wire, if necessary, and securely tape the overlapped ends to secure. Continue crocheting to fi nish encasing the wire. Cut yarn end and pull through last loop to secure.

Weave in ends.

With a tapestry needle, on the WS of work, thread elastic through a row of sts at the base of the crown. Adjust to fi t comfortably on the head. Run elastic through another row of sts, double-check the fit, and fasten off the ends of the elastic.