Rebirth Hat - Free Pattern March 30, 2022 09:42

The Rebirth Hat is a beautiful leafy-lace hat, worked seamlessly, in the round, from the bottom up. There is a symbolic aspect to this pattern, intended to guide the one creating it through a rebirth process of unifying with their authentic self.

About the Symbolic Nature of this Pattern
This pattern has been written to include a symbolic story to encourage self awareness by using this project as a tool/mirror for self reflection. The symbolism of the Leaf Pattern is about getting to know yourself as you are. The decreases at the crown represents the letting go of the things that are no longer needed and paring down to only that which is necessary for wholeness.

There is a summary of this symbolism and how to use it at the end of the PDF pattern (it’s not included with the free online version).

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Skill Level: Easy

Sizes: Child (Adult Small, Medium, Large)
Size Shown: Adult Medium

Finished Measurements
Hat Circumference: 16½ (19¼, 22, 24¾)" / 42 (49, 56, 63) cm
To Fit Head Circumference: 17½ (20¼, 23, 25¾)" / 44.5 (51.5, 58.5, 65.5) cm


Yarn
DK/Worsted weight: Choose a yarn that suggests it will meet 20–24 stitches over 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch.
80 (130, 150, 210) yards / 75 (120, 140, 190) meters
Shown in: Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton Skinny (100% certified organic cotton; 150 yards [137 meters]/65 grams): 1 (1, 1, 2) hanks
Color Shown:  #30 Birch (undyed)

Knitting Needles
US size 4 / 3.5 mm: 16" / 40 cm circular and set of 4 or 5 double pointed needles (dpns);
US size 6 / 3.25 mm: 16" / 40 cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions
stitch marker; tapestry needle; scissors

Gauge
1 stitch pattern repeat (14 sts) = 2¾" / 7 cm; 2 row pattern repeat (32 rounds) = 4¼" / 11 cm of Body Leaf Pattern using larger needle, after blocking.  Take time to save time, check your gauge.  

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Notes
This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.

Pattern

Hat
With smaller circular needle, CO 84 (98, 112, 126) sts. Do not join.

Turn.
Knit 1 RS row.

Place a marker for beg of rnd, and now join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

[Purl 1 rnd. Knit 1 rnd.] 2 times.

Change to larger circular needle.

Work Rnds 1–16 of Body Leaf Patt 1 (2, 2, 3) times, then Rnds 1–8 once more.

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SHAPE CROWN
Work Rnds 1–5 of Crown Leaf Patt—48 (56, 64, 72) sts rem.

Change to dpns.

Work Rnds 6–11 of Crown Leaf Patt—12 (14, 16, 18) sts rem.

Final Rnd (dec): *K2tog; rep from * around—6 (7, 8, 9) sts rem.


Finishing
Break yarn leaving a tail approx 6" / 15 cm long and thread it through the rem sts with a tapestry needle, pulling tight on the WS.

Block piece to measurements.
Weave in ends.

Pattern Stitches

Body Leaf Pattern

(multiple of 14 sts)
Rnd 1: *P2, k3, s2kp, k3, p2, yo, k1, yo; rep from * 5 (6, 7, 8) more times.
Rnd 2: *P2, k7, p2, k3; rep from *.
Rnd 3: *P2, k2, s2kp, k2, p2, k1, [yo, k1] 2 times; rep from * 5 (6, 7, 8) more times.
Rnd 4: *P2, k5; rep from * 11 (13, 15, 17) more times.
Rnd 5: *P2, k1, s2kp, k1, p2, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2; rep from * 5 (6, 7, 8) more times.
Rnd 6: *P2, k3, p3, k7; rep from * 5 (6, 7, 8) more times.
Rnd 7: *P2, s2kp, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3; rep from * 5 (6, 7, 8) more times.
Rnd 8: *P2, k1, p2, k9; rep from * 5 (6, 7, 8) more times.
Rnd 9: *P2, yo, k1, yo, p2, k3, s2kp, k3; rep from * 5 (6, 7, 8) more times.
Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 6.
Rnd 11: *P2, [k1, yo] 2 times, k1, p2, k2, s2kp, k2; rep from * 5 (6, 7, 8) more times.
Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 4.
Rnd 13: *P2, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2, k1, s2kp, k1; rep from * 5 (6, 7, 8) more times.
Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 15: *P2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, s2kp; rep from * 5 (6, 7, 8) more times.
Rnd 16: *P2, k9, p2, k1; rep from * 5 (6, 7, 8) more times.
Rep Rnds 1– 16 for patt.

Crown Leaf Pattern
(multiple of 14 sts, decreased to multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1 (dec): *P2, k1, p2, k3, s2kp, k3; rep from * around—72 (84, 96, 108) sts rem.
Rnd 2: *P2, k1, p2, k7; rep from * around.
Rnd 3 (dec): *P2, k1, p2, k2, s2kp, k2; rep from * around—60 (70, 80, 90) sts rem.
Rnd 4: *P2, k1, p2, k5; rep from * around.
Rnd 5 (dec): *P2, k1, p2, k1, s2kp, k1; rep from * around—48 (56, 64, 72) sts rem.
Rnd 6: *P2, k1, p2, k3; rep from * around.
Rnd 7 (dec): *P2, k1, p2, s2kp; rep from * around—36 (42, 48, 54) sts rem.
Rnd 8: *P2, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 9 (dec): P1, *p1, k1, p1, s2kp; rep from * around (the last s2kp uses the first st of the rnd to complete the st)—24 (28, 32, 36) sts rem.
Rnd 10: *P1, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 11 (dec): P1, *k1, s2kp; rep from * around (the last s2kp uses the first st of the rnd to complete the st)—12 (14, 16, 18) sts rem.

 

Abbreviations

approx: approximately
beg: begin(ning)
CO: cast on
dec(d): decrease(d)
dpn(s): double pointed needle(s)
k: knit
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
p: purl
patt: pattern
rem: remain(ing)
rep: repeat
rnd(s): round(s)
RS: right side
s2kp: (slip 2, knit, pass) slip 2 sts together knitwise to the right needle, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over knit st (2 sts dec'd)
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side
yo: yarn over