Crazy Hands Knitting

Crown Jewel Knit Hat Pattern

Hats, hats, hats… they are just so lovely, elegant and fun to knit projects that I can’t stop doing them. This classy look hat is simply a jewel among the hats I’ve knitted recently. Its top, made using English rib stitch, accompanied with an unusual brim, made using short rows of garter stitch, give this hat magnetic attractiveness and diamond’s splendor look. Put everything else aside, take your favorite yarn and needles, and let’s knit it together.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular (40-60 cm) or double pointed knitting needles, size 9 (US 13/UK 0)

<> Lion Brand Wool, Ease Thick & Quick – 20% wool, 80% acrylic. Color of your choice; 1 ball

<> Min 3 locking stitch markers, scissors, hook or tapestry needle

<> Real/faux fur/ yarn pompom

Hat size:

Adult: 54-60 cm

Gauge: 9-10 stitches in = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

pm – place marker

k2tog – knit two together

yo – yarn over: bring yarn from back to front over the top of the right needle.

ryo – reverse yarn over: bring the yarn to the front over the top of the right needle.

Body of the crown jewel hat pattern:

Using long tail method cast on 44 stitches or any other number divisible by 2. Place marker (#1) and join to knit in the round. If you are using invisible join in the round, please cast on one more additional stitch.

Round 1: [k1, slip next stitch with the working yarn in front] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 2: [slip stitch with the working yarn in back, p1] – repeat till the end of round.

Row 1 (short row): knit until the last 4 stitches, turn the work, pm (#2).

Row 2 (short row): ryo, knit all stitches until the last 2 before marker #1, turn, pm (#3).

Row 3 (short row): ryo, knit until the last 2 stitches and ryo before marker #2 turn, pm #2. If you are using locking stitch marker, always move it from the previous to the current row.

Row 4 (short row): ryo, knit all stitches until the last 2 before marker #3, turn, pm (#3).

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for five (5) more times to get in total 14 short rows. If you are using another yarn weight knit until piece measures at least 8 cm from edge.

As soon as you have made a turn in the last row it is time to start getting rid of those holes.

Row 15: knit all stitches till the marker #1. (ryo from the previous round always knit together with the next stitch to prevent holes).

Round 16: knit all stitches around. (to prevent holes in this round k2tog through the back loop – knit stitch and ryo from the previous round. To make k2tog stitch look smooth I twist knit stitch making her right “leg” at the back of the needle and then knit it together with ryo through the back loop.

Remove markers #2 and #3.

We are done with a brim.

For knitting the main part of the hat I was using English Rib Knitting Stitch.

Round 1: [k1, 1 yo, slip next stitch purlwise] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 2: hold on with your finger last yo of the previous round. [1 yo, slip next stitch purlwise, purl yo and the slipped stitch together] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 3: [ knit yo and the slipped stitch together, 1 yo, slip next stitch through the back look] – repeat till the end of round.

Repeat Rounds 2 and 3 until English rib part reaches 11-12 cm.

Before shaping crown knit 1-2 rounds of simple rib – k1, p2. There will be no yarn over stitches.

Shaping the crown of jewel knit hat:

Row 1: [k2tog (twist knit stitch here), k1, p1] – repeat till the end of round.

Row 2: [k2, p1]repeat till the end of round

Row 3: [k1, k2tog (twist knit stitch here)] – repeat till the end of round.

I have stopped at this point, but if you are using lighter weight yarn you can go on with decreases.

Row 4 (optionally): knit all stitches around

Row 5 (optionally): k2tog acround

Fasten off leaving 10 cm tail. Weave tail through remaining stitches. Pull tail to close top. Weave in ends.

Add a finishing touch by attaching your favorite faux, real fur or yarn pom pom.

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Mildred E Smith 28th September 2020 at 15:37

Hello- I love the pattern for this hat—but as I am following your video, I am wondering if there isn’t a mistake in the pattern under row 3 in the body? Shouldn’t it also begin with a RYO? I started noticing it when I hadn’t done it when I only followed the pattern. On the video you are beginning each short row (rows 3 and 4) with a RYO.

Thanks for the help!!!

Knitting Guru 30th September 2020 at 07:16

Hi there. Yes you are right. Firstly, I thought you are asking about English rib part, but if you are talking about part with short row, yes start each row with ryo. Let me know if you have other questions or remarks.


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