Beaumonde-Inspired Hat

I was inspired to create this pattern to match the BEAUTIFUL beaumonde scarf by SmarieK. I give all the credit to her brilliant cables…

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Requires;
Heavy worsted weight yarn, 5 mm circular and double pointed needles, stitch marker, tapestry needle.

NOTES:
11 stitch cable = place six stitches on holder and hold to back. K2, p1, k2 and then p1, k2, p1, k2 from cable needle.
Rd = round
k = knit
p = purl
yo = yarn over

Cast on 104 stitches and join into round. Place marker.

Rd 1 (of ribbing) – *[(k2,p1) 3x], k2, p2* Repeat from * to * 8 times

Work this round 7 times more – total of 8 rounds.

Set up round – *[(k2,p1) 3x, k2], p2, [(k1, ssk, yo) 3x, k2], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times

Rds 1 through 6- Work sts as set (knit the knits, purl the purls — PURL the yo’s creating a k2,p1,k2,p1,k2,p1,k2 pattern which is seperated by p2 sections)
Rd 7 – *[11 stitch cable], p2, [(k2,p1) 3x, k2], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times.
Rd 8 – *[(k1,ssk,yo) 3x, k2], p2, [(k2,p1) 3x, k2], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times.
Rd 9 – Work sts as set (knit the knits, purl the purls – purl the yo’s)
Rd 10 – *[(k2, p1) 3x, k2], p2, [(k2, drop 1, yo) 3x, k2], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times.
Rd 11 – *[(k2, p1) 3x, k2], p2, [11 stitch cable], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times.
Rds 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 – Work stitches as set (knit the knits and purl the purls)
Rd 19 – As Rd 11
Rd 20 – *[(k2, p1) 3x, k2], p2, [(k1, ssk, yo) 3x, k2], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times.
Rd 21 – Work sts as set (knit the knits, purl the purls)
Rd 22 – *[(k2, drop one, yo) 3x, k2], p2, [(k2, p1) 3x, k2], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times.
Rd 23 – As Rd 7
Rds 24, 25- Work sts as set (knit the knits, purl the purls)
Rd 26 – *[(k2, p1) 3x, k2], p2, [k, ssk, k2, p1, k2, k2together, k1], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times. (96 stitches)
Rd 27 – Work sts as set (knit the knits, purl the purls)
Rd 28 – *[(k2, p1) 3x, k2], p2, [k1, ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, k1], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times. (88 stitches)
Rd 29 – *[(k2, p1) 3x, k2], p2, [k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times (80 stitches)
Rd 30 – *[k, ssk, k2, p1, k2, k2tog, k1], p2, [k2, p1, k2], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times (72 sts)
Rd 31 – *[k, ssk, k, p1, k, k2tog, k], p2, [k, ssk, k2], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times (60 sts)
Rd 32 – *[k, ssk, p, k2tog, k], p2, [k, ssk, k], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times (48 sts)
Rd 33 – *[k, ssk, k2], p2, [k, ssk], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times (40 sts)
Rd 34 – *[k, ssk, k], p2tog, [k2], p2tog* Repeat from * to * 4 times (28 sts)
Rd 35 – *[k, ssk], p1, [k2tog], p1* Repeat from * to * 4 times (20 sts)
Rd 36 – *ssk, p, ssk* Repeat 4 times (12 sts)
Rd 37 – ssk to end (6 sts)

Break yarn and using tapestry needle, draw through six remaining sts and tie off, weaving in ends on wrong side.

26 Comments

26 thoughts on “Beaumonde-Inspired Hat

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  2. Really like this hat! I followed it here from Ravelry and I think I’ll give it a try. Thanks for sharing this pattern with us.

  3. When I say ‘drop one’, I mean to drop that stitch from the needle, neither knitting nor purling it. It will be a line of stitches that began with a ‘yo’ in the first place and the ‘run’ will only go down to that original yarn over.

    Hopefully that’s clearer :) If I can help with anything else at all, please ask…

    Lisa :)

  4. Thanks for the great pattern. I have a question regarding this section: Rds 1 through 6- Work sts as set (knit the knits, purl the purls — PURL the yo’s creating a k2,p1,k2,p1,k2,p1,k2 pattern which is seperated by p2 sections)

    I’m not sure about when to p2?

  5. Hi Gretchen :) I’m happy you’re enjoying my pattern!

    There are eleven (11) stitch sections which are seperated by p2 sections. So, {(k2,p1,k2,p1,k2,p1,k2) p2} is the repeat.

    I hope that helps :) If you have any other questions, please ask!

    Have a great day :)
    Lisa

  6. I’m confused on the setup round, the way I figure it, between the * * there are 29 stitches, x 4 that would be 116 stitches.. but I only cast on 104, what am I doing wrong?? I love this hat and really want to finish it :)

    • Hi Becky :) Hope this helps!

      Set up round – *[(k2,p1) 3x, k2], p2, [(k1, ssk, yo) 3x, k2], p2* Repeat from * to * 4 times

      = *k2,p1,k2,p1,k2,p1, k2,p2, k1,ssk,yo,k1,ssk,yo,k1,ssk,yo ,k2,p2*
      repeat 4 x

      So the count is; 2+1+2+1+2+1 + 2+2 + 1+2+1+2+1+2 + 2+2 = 9+4+9+4 = 26 sts (x 4) = 104 sts total

      You don’t count the yo’s into the 104 sts as they are not based on a stitch in the round below.

  7. Thank you so much, you saved my life, hehe :) One other lace pattern has been kicking my butt!! …I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong… the lightbulb just went off, ssk is a decrease! NOT slip one slip one knit one… set up round completed, thanks again :)

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  9. I love this hat pattern and am currently trying to make it. When I knit the set-up round with the ssk and yo’s it makes holes in that row. Is the hat supposed to have holes in the work? None of the pictures I see on Ravelry of your pattern look like they have holes in them. I ripped out several rounds and tried again, but I am having the same problem. Thanks for your help!

  10. The yo’s will make holes (and that’s ok!).

    Remember that the set up round is above(after) the ribbing. You may want to do more than the 8 rows of ribbing, if you think you want a bit more ribbing (this is very individual).

    The dropped stitches will create holes and are begun with a yo stitch so that when you drop them(later) they don’t ravel your hat, just the stitches they are supposed to. I think once you get through it, the pattern will make sense.

    Often times I find I have to ‘trust’ a pattern and just work it through to figure out how it works.

    I’d love to hear about how it turns out (or better yet, see pictures too)!

    Happy Knitting :)

    • Thanks so much for your help. This hat is beautiful! I just finished it tonight. Unfortunately, it’s not long enough for my head. I think I need to add more ribbing or another round of cables before the decreases and give this one to someone with a small head. Now that I got the hang of it, the second one will go fast!

      • I’m so glad it worked out and you like it :)

        Defintely add more ribbing and/or another cable round (though since I haven’t tried it, not sure how that would look). The ribbing would be the easier way to add to the hat without changing the look of the cables.

        Have a great day!

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  12. This hat is wonderful. Do you have any recommendations to make this fit a mans head? is there an alteration I could do? thank you.

    • I don’t have a lot of time right now to give you a really detailed answer but I would add a repeat (or two) of the pattern in order to make this fit a man. It fits me well but I’ve noticed (on ravelry) that it doesn’t fit all women well and can be on the small side. If you would like me to figure out the number of sts, etc – write back to me here and I’ll get back to you with the numbers :)

    • I hadn’t noticed! Shall have to take a look :) I’m so glad you like the pattern. Many find it knits up small for them so maybe consider that – you can either use a larger needle or add a pattern repeat. I must have a smallish head because the pattern as it is was perfect for me :)

    • Thanks Nina :) I love making things! I also love posting patterns – actually have a couple new sock patterns which I’ll be posting later on today. I really love lacy socks and I really love socks without legs – sockettes, I guess, that sit just below the ankle and at the edge of a shoe – and since there are few sockette patterns that I like, I’ve been working on a bit of a personal challenge. I need new socks and have challenged myself to make a new pattern for each pair. Now, mind you – I’ve designed a little ‘recipe’ (basic pattern) which I place each lace into. They are nice, easy, straightforward patterns which are quickly completed and perfect for when we’re on the go, especially in the summertime. I’m trying to stick to short repeat laces, four rows ideally. I’m trying to figure out if there is any value in designing the pdf so that they can be pasted to recipe cards – seems like a very convenient idea for travelling with knitting!

      Have a wonderful day and thank you for your comment!
      Lisa

  13. I didn’t see a gauge or finished dimensions mentioned for this hat. I would like to make it for a man and am trying to figure out how many to cast on. It is a beautiful hat!

    • I should have included them but did not keep track – I do apologize! However, the hat finishes up on the small side so I would either use a thicker wool with larger needles and knit as set or add another repeat and possibly a little length to the ribbing at the beginning, in order to make this a larger size. There is a lot of stretch in this pattern. I really need to knit this again some time soon and include some of the information you are looking for. Hope this helps!

      Lisa

    • Checked the repeat – if you are making this larger, one extra repeat, keeping things even; is 26sts – in the pattern body and in the ribbing.

      So, you would cast on 130 sts and work the ribbing repeat 10x instead of 8x.

      Set up round; 5x instead of 4x

      All pattern repeats are 5x instead of 4x.

      Stitch Counts as follows;

      Round 26 – 120
      Round 28 – 110
      Round 29- 100
      Round 30- 90
      Round 31- 80
      Round 32- 70
      Round 33- 60
      Round 34- 50
      Round 35- 40
      Round 36- 30
      Round 37- (ssk,p,ssk) repeat 5x (15 sts)
      Round 38 – slip marker, k1, place new begining of round marker — (p,ssk) 5x (10 sts)
      Round 39 – ssk around (5 sts)
      Draw yarn through these 5 sts and fasten off.

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