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Novita Merino DK: Kero rib hat

The unisex Kero hat is knitted using the soft Novita Merino DK yarn, which only includes mulesing-free European merino wool.

Size(s)

Yksi koko

Yarn demand

Novita Merino DK (006) Semolina Porridge

Needles and other supplies

Circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) and double-pointed needles Novita 3 mm (UK 11 / US 2½) or size needed

Designer

Sari Nordlund

Finished dimensions

Finished circumference (stretched) approx. 50-56 cm / 20-22 in

Full height

40 cm / 16 in; height with brim folded twice approx. 27 c

Stitch patterns Ribbing in the round: *knit 1, purl 1*, keep repeating *-*.

Gauge 24 sts and 34 rows in ribbing

Cast on 132 sts and work ribbing in the round starting with k1: *k1, p1*, keep repeating *-*.

Work until the hat measures 35 cm. On the last round place 6 markers as follows: *work 22 sts, place marker*, repeat *-* 5 more times.

Begin decreasing:

Round 1 (decrease round): *k1, p1, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, knit 1, pass the slipped st over), work ribbing starting with k1 until 3 sts remain before next marker, knit 2 sts together, p1*, repeat *-* 5 more times. 12 sts decreased, 120 sts on the needles.

Rounds 2-3: *k1, p1, k1, work ribbing starting with k1 until 2 sts remain before next marker, k1, p1*, repeat *-* 5 more times. 120 sts still on the needles.

Round 4 (decrease round): *k1, p1, skp, work ribbing starting with p1 until 3 sts remain before next marker, k2tog, p1*, repeat *-* 5 more times. 12 sts decreased, 108 sts on the needles.

Rounds 5-6: *k1, p1*, keep repeating *-* to end of round. 108 sts still on the needles.

Repeat rounds 1-6 once more. 24 sts decreased, 84 sts on the needles.

Work rounds 1, 2, 4 and 5. 24 sts decreased, 60 sts on the needles.

Work rounds 1, 2, 4 and 5 once more. 24 sts decreased, 36 sts on the needles.

Work one more decrease round as follows: *k1, p1, sk2p (= slip 1 knitwise, knit 2 sts together, pass the slipped sts over), p1*, repeat *-* 5 more times = 24 sts.

Break the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts. Pull tightly to close the hole and weave in.

Finishing

Fold the brim twice at approx. 6½ cm from the edge. Steam the hat lightly.

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