Beret or rasta style hat with a brim.


Dolkar is a beret or Rasta style hat with a brim. It is a based on a Himalayan (Ladahki) pattern, using a lacey leaf pattern and simple ribbing. You don’t have to stiffen the brim

If this hat reminds you of Angmo, you're right. It's the grown up version, using the same leafy lace pattern. That's why it is named after Angmo's mother Dolkar.  The size and the brim are not the only difference. Between the leafs Dolkar is knitted in ribbing. For Angmo you knit reverse stocking stitch between each leaf.


One (adult, male and female)





1 1/2 skein Lanarte Club (50 g, 45% wool, 47% acryl, 7% viscose, 130 meters per 50 g skein). color:


1 set of US #6/4 mm double-point needles

1 set of US #7/4,5 mm double-point needles

1 pair of US#6/4 mm straight needles

2 stitch markers

1 needle



According to yarn label: 20 x 22 sts on 3,5 mm = 10 x 10 cm

CO and BO: cast on and bind off

st(s): stitch, stitches
k: knit
p: purl
s: slip
rnd: round
dpn’s: double pointed needles
m1: make 1 stitch by picking up the loop between two stitches
yo: yarn over
ssk: slip slip knit, a left slanting decrease (slip two stitches knitwise then knit them together through back loop)
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together (right slanting decrease)
pm: place marker
sm: slip marker



CO 70 sts, divide over 3 needles (4 mm) and connect in the round


Rnd 1 - 15 (only uneven rounds): p9, k1 (7 times)

Rnd 2 - 16 (only even rounds): k all


Change to size 4,5 mm needles to start hat body with lace pattern



Rnd 1: *p9, m1, k1, m1 * [7 times]

Rnd 2 and all uneven: k all, k the yo's too.

Rnd 3: *p9, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1 [7 times]

Rnd 5: *p9, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2 [7 times]

Rnd 7: *p9, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3 [7 times]

Rnd 9: *p9, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4 [7 times]

Rnd 11: *p9, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5 [7 times]

Rnd 13: *p9, k6, yo, k1, yo, k6 [7 times]

Rnd 15: *p9, k7, yo, k1, yo, k7 [7 times]

Rnd 17: *p9, k8, yo, k1, yo, k8 [7 times]

Rnd 19: *p9, k9, yo, k1, yo, k9 [7 times]

Rnd 21: *p9, k10, yo, k1, yo, k10 [7 times]


Rnd 23: *p9, k9, ssk, k1, k2tog, k9 [7 times]

Rnd 25: *p9, k8, ssk, k1, k2tog, k8 [7 times]

Rnd 27: *p9, k7, ssk, k1, k2tog, k7 [7 times]

Rnd 29: *p9, k6, ssk, k1, k2tog, k6 [7 times]

Rnd 31: *p9, k5, ssk, k1, k2tog, k5 [7 times]

Rnd 33: *p9, k4, ssk, k1, k2tog, k4 [7 times]

Rnd 35: *p3, p3tog, p3, k3, ssk, k1, k2tog, k3 [7 times]

Rnd 37: *p2, p3tog, p2, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2 [7 times]

Rnd 39: *p1, p3tog, p1, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1 [7 times]

Rnd 41: *p3tog, ssk, k1, k2tog [7 times]

Rnd 43: *p1, k3tog [7 times]

Rnd 45: *k2tog [7 times]

Cut yarn, thread yarn end trough sts, pull tight and secure.


Fold round brim inwards and sew round 1 to round 16 (brim)


Center Brim:

With size 4 mm straight needles, pick up 9 sts from folded edge. Take care centre stitch (5th stitch) is a knit stitch.

Row 1: k2, pm, k5, pm, k2

Row 2: k4, p1, k4

Row 3: k to marker, m1, slip marker, k5, slip marker, m1, k till end, pick up and knit 1 sts from folded edge. 
Row 4: k till p sts, p1, k till end, pick up and p 1 sts from folded edge.  

Repeat row 3 and 4 until there are 37 sts.
Next row (RS): k18, p1, k18


Inside of brim:

Next row RS: BO 1s, purl to end

Next row WS: BO 1s, k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker, k10 slip marker, k2tog, k to end


Repeat these two rows until 9 sts remain. BO, sew edge to bottom of brim.




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