Posted by: kunderthedesk | October 21, 2009

Lace-Edged Hat Pattern

Photo copyright to Julie M.  Hentz

Photo copyright to Julie M. Hentz

Happy Wednesday! Today’s pattern suggestion is also a toque (hat), inspired by my need to make myself a new toque for fall now that the weather has turned chilly. If you’re tired of making simple ribbed brim hats with stockinette stitch bodies but aren’t adventurous enough yet to tackle a full-on lace pattern like Monday’s Foliage suggestion… then today’s Lace-Edged Women’s Hat pattern by Julie M. Hentz will be just what you’re looking for.

The Lace-Edged Women’s Hat is a good in-between hat design that incorporates just enough simple lace edging to make the hat exciting and feminine all while snuggling up with the simple comforts of stockinette stitches (or just plain knit stitch in the round.) too. The pattern calls for a DK weight yarn of your choice (author used Rowan Cashsoft DK) and US size 6 needles. Of course you’ll want to use whatever will help you obtain the gauge of 20 stitches = 4″ in stockinette stitch.  Don’t forget a stitch marker and tapestry needle for finishing!

The Lace-Edged Women’s Hat is knit from the brim up, so once you finish the lacework you’re home free! The author recommends the smallest size for most people as it tends to stretch a lot. I think you’ll really love that the hat design is simple yet has enough spunk with the lace pattern to make it fancier and more interesting than your typical ribbed brim. It will look gorgeous being worn around town this fall!

Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you back Monday with more knit-under-the-desk-able pattern suggestions to keep you warm and give your fingers plenty of things to keep busy with. See you soon!



  1. […] Hentz at Head Huggers, and I really think it’s turning out pretty. I featured it over on the Knitting Under the Desk blog last week, and my favorite part of the hat is that there’s enough excitement with the simple […]

  2. […] knit ever! I don’t even wear that many hats. One of the hats I featured not too long ago, the Lace-Edged Women’s Hat, I just recently completed.  I made one for my best friend for her birthday and then quickly […]

  3. trying to knit this, and keep having to rip it out… it’s sized in multiples of 6 stitches…

    Cast on 84 (90,96) stitches on 16″ circular needle.
    Row 1: purl.
    Row 2: *yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k1* (repeat around).
    Row 3: knit.
    Row 4: *k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k2* (repeat around).
    Row 5: Knit.
    Repeat rows 2-5 two times.
    Row 14: Knit.
    Continue knitting all rounds until piece measures 5 (5, 5.5) inches from bottom.

    I understand row 2, but row 4 only gives me 5 stitches… Unless yo means yarn over AND knit, in which case row 2 gives me 8 stitches…

    I am so fed up with ripping this out – please explain???

  4. Hi there! Am I missing the pattern. I can’t see it. Would you mind emailing it to me? Thanks so much. Merry Christmas


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