RUBY HAT

The Ruby Hat is an easy hat, knit in the round and a good way to sample several stitch patterns. It fits a 22″ head.

Material required:
1 skein worsted or heavy worsted
size US 8 circ or DPNs
tapestry needle
SECTION 1
Cast on 80 stitches using a stretchy cast on such as long tail, place marker and join in the round.
Row 1 Knit
Row 2 Purl
Repeat these 2 rows 4 more times

SECTION 2
Row 11-16:  1 X 1 rib

SECTION 3
Row 17: *K2tog, YO* repeat to end of row
Row 18: Knit
Row 19: *K2tog, YO* repeat to end of row
Row 20: Knit

SECTION 4
Row 21: Purl
Row 22: Knit
Repeat these two rows 3 more times ending on a knit row

SECTION 5
Knit 8 rows

Decrease for crown:
Row 1: *Knit 8, K2tog* to end of round,
Row 2: Knit round (repeat for all even numbered rows)
Row 3: *Knit 7, K2tog* to end of round
Row 5: *Knit 6, K2tog* to end of round
Row 7: *Knit 5, K2tog* to end of round
Row 9: *Knit 4, K2tog* to end of round
Row 10: K2tog to end of round
Row 11: Repeat row 10
Cut yarn about 8″ long and thread through remaining stitches and draw up tight. Secure and weave in loose ends.

Copywrite 2012 Fran Stafford

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