Free Acorn Hat Knitting Pattern

Think I might try to get a little more organized in my life as spring approaches.  I feel like I've been spending a lot of time on the computer lately not really accomplishing anything, so I'm going to try having a daily theme and help myself keep up with family, friends, business, etc.  I'm not sure what the themes are going to be yet and as a self proclaimed schedule~fobe (if there is such a thing?!) I'm prone to changing my mind on a whim.   I've been wanting to have a knitting pattern of the week for a while now, so here it goes....


Adult Acorn Hat Knitting Pattern
(I personally love the slightly pointed top and HUGE tassel on this one!!)



Materials:
Worsted Weight Wool  (approx 100 yds)
Size 6 ~ 16" circular knitting needle
Size 6 ~ double pointed needles

Gauge:  5sts  and 7 rows = 1 inch

Cast on 102 sts on circular needle (make sure to leave at least a 12" tail to sew up border seam)
Row 1: Slip first stitch.  Knit to end and turn.
Repeat row 1, 7 more times.
Join and start knitting round and round until it measures 6" from co edge.

Start decreasing the top:
Knit 15 sts,  k2tog.  Repeat this 5 more times.
Knit 1 round plain.
Knit 14 sts, k2tog.  Repeat this 5 more times.
Knit 1 round plain.
Knit 13 sts, k2tog.  Repeat this 5 more times.
Knit 1 round plain.
Continue like this until you have about 50 sts left and change to dp needles.
Continue in decrease pattern until you have 6 sts left.
Break off about a 12" tail and sew the tail through the six sts and pull tight.  Darn in end.
Sew up garter stitch border and darn in end.

To make the large tassel, I wrap the yarn short ways around a dvd case approx 100 times.  Slide the yarn off and tie a knot around the middle.  Cut through the ends and attach at the top of your hat!

Enjoy~
I'd love to see your pics when you're done!!

          

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