Wavy Lace Beanie

Designed by Christie Pruitt

LOOM:  Flexee Loom Links Skinny, 84 pegs needed.

YARN: 200-250 yds. Lion Brand Ferris Wheel in Cotton Candy (1 skein) used in sample.

STITCHES: uknit and true knit stitch

GAUGE: 20 sts x 32 rows = 4″ 

SIZE: 18″ circumference with a 9 ” total length. Due to the lace pattern and the roving yarn, this hat is super stretchy and will stretch to fit up to 21 inches in circumference. Can be worn completely over the ears or slouchy.

Pattern Notes: If you tend to uknit tightly, gently pull the stitch away from the peg, leaving a gap. This allows for easier stitch movement on the lace rows. Another option is to leave quite a bit of slack in the yarn as you work each peg.

Use a true knit on the lace rows to make the k2tog and ssk easier to work.

ABBREVIATIONS:

K2tog: Knit two together

SSK: Slip, slip, knit

P: Purl

Yo: Lay working yarn across the front of the empty peg

INSTRUCTIONS:

Set up the Flexee Loom Skinny with 84 pegs. Connect both ends to work in the round.

Cast on using your preferred method. Use a stitch marker to mark beginning of round. I also recommend using stitch markers every 6 stitches to keep track of the lace pattern.

Ribbing:  Work *uknit 2, purl 2* around. Work a total of 7 rows of ribbing. (approx one inch)

Begin the Wavy Lace Stitch (chart or step by step below). Repeat stitch, until hat measures approximately 8 inches in length or desired size. (Sample measured 8.25 inches before crown decreases.)

Wavy Lace Stitch Pattern:

Round 1 & 2: *p1, k5* around

Round 3: *k1, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo* around

Round 4: *k3, p1, k2* around

Round 5 & 6: Repeat Round 4

Round 7:  *p1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk* around

Round 8: Repeat Round 1

Crown Decreasing:

 

 

 

Round 1: *k5, k2tog* repeat to end of round. Remove markers for lace as you come to them. Note: after you work that first k2tog, move the new stitch to the empty peg on the right. Then move the next 5 stitches as you work them to the next empty pegs to the right. As soon as you have 2 empty pegs (on the same link), remove this link, reconnect the loom and continue decreasing. You will continue this process for each decrease round. (See photos below) 72 stitches remaining.

 

K2TOG ON PEG 6

 

 

 

 

K2TOG COMPLETE

 

 

 

 

MOVE STITCH ON PEG #6 TO PEG #5

 

 

 

 

K2TOG ON 2ND PEG #6

 

 

 

MOVE STITCHES OVER TO THE RIGHT TO FILL IN THE FIRST EMPTY PEG. NOW 1 LINK SHOULD BE EMPTY, PEG #5 AND #6.

 

 

 

 

REMOVE LINK

 

 

 

 

 

1 LINK IS REMOVED

 

 

 

 

Round 2: Knit all stitches.

Round 3: *K4, k2tog* around. 60 sts remaining.

Round 4: Repeat Round 2.

Round 5: *K3, k2tog*, repeat to end of round. 48 sts remaining.

Round 6: Repeat Round 2.

Round 7: *K2, k2tog* repeat to end of round. 36 sts remaining.

Round 8: Repeat Round 2.

Round 9: *K1, k2tog* repeat to end of round. 24 sts remaining.

Round 10: Repeat Round 2.

Round 11: k2tog to end of round. 12 sts remaining.

Wrap the yarn around the loom 2 or 3 times then cut yarn. Using yarn needle or loom hook, weave yarn through remaining stitches. Remove from loom then pull stitches tight.

Weave in ends.

4 thoughts on “Wavy Lace Beanie

  1. When I do a K2TOG or a SSK can I just move the loop r to l or l to r. Sometimes people lift the stitch and move and sometimes not. Thanks

  2. This is not a comment on the hat or sweater. I bought the skinny flexee loom & I love it. I like making dolls. I have this idea, which would eliminate seaming the legs. I make up two separate looms with 12 pegs each. I knitted each leg in the round without having to seam. The confusing part is when you join the legs together to continue up the body. How do you connect the two 12 peg looms to form the body in the round. I made a couple dolls using Loomahat’s pattern. I like this pattern and its very easy to do but I hate to seam anything. Do you have any idea how I can accomplish this. The Flexee loom is the best thing that came along & I thought this is great for dolls if I could find a way to work the leg & body portion of a doll. I tried increasing but the stitches are too tight & it leaves holes. I can’t seem to be able to contact Loomahat website. I thought you could help with this. Thanks

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