Time Required :
Over an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

caron® swirl cakes™ knit butterfly loop hat

You don't need to be an expert stitcher to make this cute and cozy hat! Using only one ball of Caron® Swirl Cakes™ yarn, this hat is great for beginners and gifting to friends and family.
Step 1

GAUGE: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking stitch with larger needles

SPECIAL STITCH(ES) EXPLANATION:
Ssk (Slip, Slip, Knit.): Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

Step 2

INSTRUCTIONS:
With smaller circular needle, cast on 80 sts. PM. Join to beg working in rnd.
Rnd 1: *K1. P1. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd of (K1. P1) ribbing for 2½” [6.5 cm], inc 4 sts evenly around last rnd. 84 sts.
Change to larger circular needle and proceed in pat as follows:
Rnds 1 to 3: *P1. K1tbl. P1. K3. Rep from * around.
Rnd 4: *P1. K1tbl. P1. (Counting down 3 rows, draw up a loop in center of 2nd st on left-hand needle and slip loop onto right-hand needle. K3. Draw up a loop in same st as before, slipping loop onto right-hand needle). Rep from * around.
Rnd 5: *P1. K1tbl. P1. K2togtbl (drawn up loop from previous rnd and next st). K1. ssk. Rep from * around.
Rep last 5 Rnds for pat until work from beg measures 8” [20 cm], ending on a Rnd 1 of pat.
Beg crown dec, switching to double-pointed needles when appropriate:
Rnd 1: *P3tog. K3. Rep from * around. 60 sts.
Rnds 2 and 3: *P1. K3. Rep from * around.
Rnd 4: *P1. (Counting down 3 rows, draw up a loop in center of 2nd st on left-hand needle and slip loop onto right-hand needle. K3. Draw up a loop in same st as before, slipping loop onto right-hand needle). Rep from * around.
Rnd 5: *P1. K2togtbl (drawn up loop from previous rnd and next st). K1. ssk. Rep from * around.
Rnd 6: *P1. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around. 36 sts.
Rnd 7:  *P1. K1. Rep from * around.
Rnd 8: *K2tog. rep from * around. 18 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely.

Step 3

ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Begin(ing)
Cont = Continue
Dec = Decrease(ing)
Inc = Increase(ing)
= Knit
K1tbl = Knit Next Stitch Through Back Loop
K2tog = Knit Next 2 Stitches Together
K2togtbl = Knit Next 2 Stitches Together Through Back Loops
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
PM = Place Marker
Psso = Pass Slipped Stitch Over
P3tog = Purl Next 3 Stitches Together
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right Side
Sl1 = Slip Next Stitch Knitwise
Ssk = Slip, Slip, Knit
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong Side

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