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Small Hills Hat 

Small Hills Hat

Looking for a sloppy lace hat that is both  sturdy and feminine? Want a lace pattern that is easy to remember, and yet interesting enough to keep you going? This hat could be the one!

Thelma saw a picture of a structured lace hat in an advertising leaflet. She liked it very much. But although the leaflet was from a fashion store, the shop didn’t sell this particular hat. So what could she do but to knit a hat like that herself? The picture of the other hat was used for inspiration.


The pattern is written and charted. (Charts thanks to http://chartgen.orangellous.com)
Instructions to knit the hat beanie style in stead of sloppy are given.
The lace pattern consists of 12 sts (repeated 6 times) and 30 rounds (repeated 3 times). The crown is 15 rounds high.



Width: 46 cm unstretched
Length: 28 cm

Sizing tip:
When the hat circumfence turns out too small and you don’t want to change yarn or needles, it’s easy to add 6 sts by expanding the lace pattern.
The original chart has 12 sts x 6 making 72 sts. The larger version will have 13 sts x 6 making 78 sts
Rnd 1:  k,p,k,yo,ssk,[p]8,
Rnd 3: k,p,k,k, yo, ssk, p7
Rnd 5: k,p,k,k2, yo, ssk, p6 etc.

If you need to make the hat about 12 sts larger, it’s easier to just add an extra patternrepeat (12 sts x 7 makes 84 sts). In this case it’s probably nessecary to also lenghten the hat by working the lace pattern 4 times in stead of 4 times.



1 1/2 skein Phildar Pegase + [50 g; 98 yd/90 m per 50 g skein]; color: Flanelle
1 set US #6/4 mm double-point needles
1 stitch marker (if preferred)


# 16 sts/# 26 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch/pattern stitch (see sizing tip above)


C.O. 72 sts, devide over 3 dpn’s and connect in the round

Rnd 1 – 6: *k1, p1, repeat from *till end

Knit one more round, then start lace pattern.


Rnd 1:  k,p,k,yo,ssk,[p]7,

Rnd 2 and all even rounds: knit

Rnd 3: k,p,k,yo,k,ssk,[p]6,

Rnd 5: k,p,k,yo,[k]2,ssk,[p]5,

Rnd 7: k,p,k,yo,[k]3,ssk,[p]4,

Rnd 9: k,p,k,yo,[k]4,ssk,[p]3,

Rnd 11: k,p,k,yo,[k]5,ssk,[p]2,

Rnd 13: k,p,k,yo,[k]6,ssk,p

Rnd 15: k,p,k,yo,[k]7,ssk,

Rnd 17: k,p,k,[p]7,k2tog,yo,

Rnd 19: k,p,k,[p]6,k2tog,k,yo,

Rnd 21: k,p,k,[p]5,k2tog,[k]2,yo,

Rnd 23: k,p,k,[p]4,k2tog,[k]3,yo,

Rnd 25: k,p,k,[p]3,k2tog,[k]4,yo,

Rnd 27: k,p,k,[p]2,k2tog,[k]5,yo,

Rnd 28: k,p,k,p,k2tog,[k]6,yo

Rnd 29: k,p,k, k2tog, [k]7,yo

Rnd 30: knit

Do you want it beanie style, start knitting crown A now.

For a sloppy hat, knit rnd 1 – 16 again and then knit crown B.

Crown A (beanie)










Cut yarn, thread yarn trough remaining sts, pull together and secure.

Weave in end. Block hat. Finished!

Crown B (sloppy):

Rnd 1: k,p,k,[p]7,k2tog

Rnd 2 and all even rounds: knit

Rnd 3: k,p,k,[p]6,k2tog,

Rnd 5: k,p,k,[p]5,k2tog,

Rnd 7: k,p,k,[p]4,k2tog,

Rnd 9: k,p,k,[p]3,k2tog,

Rnd 11: k,p,k,[p]2,k2tog,

Rnd 13: k,p,k,p,k2tog,

Rnd 15: k,p,k,k2tog,


Cut yarn, thread yarn trough remaining sts, pull together and secure.

Weave in end. Block hat. Finished!


Small Hills hat chart

Crown Chart A (Beanie)


 Crown Chart B (sloppy)





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