With this pattern, learn how to knit a hat straight out of The Great Gatsby!
The classic Art Deco period style meets knitting in this 1920s-inspired pattern. Finding timeless pieces that will keep you in style all season long is all about knitting hat patterns with elegance, just like this Vintage Hat. One of the best features of his hat is its versatility. Wear the long attached tie turban-style and twisted around the front, or wind it into a rose shape for a special touch of femininity.
Gauge13 sts and 17 rows = 4" in 3 x 3 ribbing, using 1 strand each of A and B held tog and size 10 needles.
Finished SizeFinished Circumference Approx 22 " (size is adjusted by wrapping tie)
- A: 2 skeins of La Boheme from Fiesta yarns (strand A 64% brushed kid mohair, 28% wool, 8% nylon; strand B 100% rayon boucle; 4 oz; 165 yds), color 11294
- B: 1 ball of Kid Merino from Crystal Palace Yarns (28% kid mohair, 28% merino wool, 44% micro nylon; 25 g; 240 yds), color 204
- Needles: US 10 (6 mm) circular (16" to 20") and US 10 doublepointed, or size required to obtain gauge, and US 15 (10 mm) straight for CO only
- Stitch marker
- Tapestry needle
- Head form
Decorative Cast On Tutorial
Check out this video tutorial to learn how to do the decorative cast on used for this hat.
(Even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, P1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: *P1, K1; rep from * to end of row.
Rep rows 1 and 2.
3 x 3 Ribbing
(Multiple of 6 sts)
All rows: *P3, K3; rep from * to end of row.
Using size 15 needle and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, CO 72 sts using decorative cast-on method.
Change to size 10 circular needle.
Work in seed st for 4 rows.
Work in 3 x 3 ribbing for 4 rows.
PM and join into rnd. Cont working in 3 x 3 ribbing until hat measures 5".
Work decs as follows, changing to dpns when necessary.
Rnd 1: *P1, P2tog, K3; rep from * to end of rnd—60 sts.
Rnd 2: *P2, K3; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: *P2tog, K3; rep from * to end of rnd—48 sts.
Rnd 4: *P1, K3; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 5: *P1, K1, K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd—36 sts.
Rnd 6: *P2tog, K1; rep from * to end of rnd—24 sts.
Rnd 7: *K1, P1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 8: *P1, K1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 9: *P2tog, K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd—12 sts.
Rnd 10: *K1, P1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 11: *P2tog; rep from * to end of rnd—6 sts.
Pull yarn through rem 6 sts. Fasten securely.
Using size 10 needle and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, CO 3 sts.
Row 1: K1f&b, K1, K1f&b—5 sts.
Rows 2, 4, and 6: Knit.
Row 3: Sl 1 wyif, K1f&b, K1, K1f&b, K1tbl—7 sts.
Row 5: Sl 1 wyif, K1f&b, K3, K1f&b, K1tbl—9 sts.
Row 7: Sl 1 wyif, K7, K1tbl.
Row 8: Sl 1 wyif, K2, P3, K2, K1tbl.
Rep rows 7 and 8 until tie measures 73".
Row 1: Sl 1 wyif, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K1tbl—7 sts.
Rows 2 and 4: Knit.
Row 3: Sl 1 wyif, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1tbl—5 sts.
Row 5: K2tog, K1, K2tog—3 sts.
BO all sts.
Work in ends. Block hat and tie. Place hat on head form to dry. After drying, fold tie in half RS tog. Fold hat RS tog. Place the folded edge of the tie in the opening at the bottom of the hat and sew through all 4 layers using 2 strands of Kid Merino held tog. This secures the tie and closes the seam. Block seam.
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