FREE: Ribbons of Hope Hat Pattern
Set of US 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles **
On circular needles, cast on 128 stitches. Join to knit in the round being careful not to twist. Place stitch marker to designate beginning of round
Rounds 1-13: (K2,P2) repeat around to end of round
Round 14: (K2,P2,K2,P2,CF6,P2) repeat 9 times
Rounds 15, 16, 17: (K2,P2,K2,P2,K6,P2) repeat 9 times
Round 18: (CF6,P2,K6 ,P2) repeat 9 times
Rounds 19, 20, 21: (K6,P2) repeat 16 times
Round 22: (K6,P2,CF6,P2)repeat 9 times
Rounds 23, 24, 25: (K6,P2,K2,P2,K2,P2) repeat 9 times
Round 26: (CF6,P2,K2,P2,K2,P2) repeat 9 times
Round 27: (K2,P2) repeat around
Repeat Round 27 (K2,P2 ribbing) until hat is approximately 6.5 inches from cast on edge, then begin decrease rounds to shape the crown of the cap. (Switch to double pointed needles when it becomes difficult to knit on circular needles)
Round 1: (K2,P2,K2tog,P2) repeat to end of round
Rounds 2,4,6: K the knit stitches and P the purl stitches.
Rounds 3: (K2tog,P2,K1,P2) repeat to end of round
Round 5: (K1,P2tog,K1,P2) repeat around
Round 7: (K1,P1,K1, P2tog) repeat to end of round
Round 8: (P2tog,K1,P1) repeat to end of round
Round 9: P1 one time then (K1,P2tog) around until 1 stitch remains before marker. Purl last stitch of Round 9 with the first stitch the next round (Round 10) [of course you will have to remove the marker to accomplish this).
Round 10: K2tog around and around until 6 stitches remain. Cut yarn leaving a tail. Thread on needle and thread through remaining live stitches. Pull snuggly to close the top; weave in loose ends.
K – Knit P – Purl K2tog – knit 2 stitches together
CF6 - Slip 3 stitches onto a cable needle and hold to the front; knit the next three stitches; then knit the 3 stitches from the cable needle
This pattern is a work in progress. Please contact me via Ravelry “kimfluck” if you have any corrections
or suggestions as to how the instructions can be made more clear.
This pattern actually started out as a mistake but I liked how it turned out and am sharing the pattern
for others to make. I am making these caps in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October).
I am making my caps for “Halos of Hope”. www.halosofhope.org
** I made this pattern on 10-1-2011 on size US 6 needles and the cap is roomy and comfortable. Since the cap is essentially all ribbing, it is very stretchy and should fit a lot of head sizes.
** I made the pattern again on 10-2-2011 on size US 4 needles. The cap is rather snug and small. I think if you want a snugger fitting cap, you would want to use size US 5 needles (but no smaller than that).