Head Huggers: Knit Pattern: 23

Striped Hat by Zelma

Hat pattern from Woman's Day 101 Sweater, Number 7,
published in 1973 by Fawcett Publication, Fawcett Building, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830.
(published here without permission because Fawcett Company is apparently no longer in business)

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Sample hats made by Zelma
(a "young" 96-year-old)
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Hat photo from
original publication


Gauge: 13sts = 4"; 6 rows =1" (garter stitch).


Cast on 60 stitches work in garter stitch for 2 1/2".
Purl next wrong side row for turning ridge.
Continue in garter stitch until 5 1/2 or 6" above turning ridge, ending on wrong side.

Decrease: Row 1: * K2 tog. K 8, repeat from * across (6 sts dec)-54 sts.
K1 row

Dec. Row 2: *K2 tog, k7, repeat from * across (6 sts dec)-48 sts.

Continue to decrease every other row, having 1 less between decrease until 8 dec rows have been worked.

Cut yarn leaving an end for sewing seam.
Draw yarn through sts together and fasten securely.
Sew back seam.
Turn cuff below turning ridge to right side.

Add a Pom Pom to top of hat.