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A Fabulous One Skein Wonder!
The texture of the Park City Knit Beanie I did make both a knit and crochet version of this hat to have a little side by side fun. I will always love crochet - but the truth is nothing beats sitting down and the lovely rhythm of the seed stitch.
Stitches Used / Abbreviations (US Terms):
co – cast on (using long tail cast on method)
k – knit
p – purl
m1 – make 1 method to add stitch
k2tog – knit two together decrease
p2tog – purl two together decrease
st - stitch
Gauge: 4 inch sq = 8 stitches x 12 rows (seed stitch)
Be sure to measure and to check your gauge
Finished hat: Brim Circumference 21” / Length 10” Approx brim to peak
CO 43 using the circular needle; Place marker and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Round 1: [K1, p1] to end, ending in k1.
Round 2: [P1, k1] to end, ending in p1.
Rounds 3 - 27: Repeat Rounds 1 & 2 alternately (Seed Stitch), ending with a Round 1.
Note: Switch to dpns when there are too few sts to fit on the circular needle.
Round 28: [P1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2tog, k2tog] to end, end with p1, k1, p1; 35 sts remain.
Round 29: [K1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog, p2tog] to end, end with k1, p1, k1; 27 sts remain.
Round 30: [K2tog, p2tog] around to last 3 sts, end in k2tog, p1; 14 stitches remain
Round 31: [K2tog] around; 7 sts remain
Using needle, weave in tail through the remaining stitches to close up hat peak.
Weave in ends using cast on tail to attach button or tag.