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Once Upon a Knit
skill level

One size

finished measurements
Circumference: 12" (30.5cm)
Height: 12" (30.5cm)

This hat is intended to sit atop
the head rather than around it.

22 stitches and 38 rows = 4"
(10cm) in stockinette stitch

special instructions
FC: Slip 3 stitches to cable
needle and hold in front, k3, then
k3 from cable needle.
Sl 1 wyif: Slip 1 stitch as if to purl
with yarn in front.
SBC: Slip 1 stitch to cable needle
and hold in back, k1 tbl, then p1
from cable needle.
SFC: Slip 1 stitch to cable needle
and hold in front, p1, then k1 tbl
from cable needle.

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© 2021 Genevieve Miller / Potter Craft · Reproduced with permission. · Once Upon a Knit by Genevieve Miller, published by Potter Craft (£14.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)
  • Step 1

    stitch pattern
    Cable Pattern (worked over 18 stitches)
    Row 1 (RS): P4, SBC, k6, SFC, p3, k1.
    Row 2: Sl 1 wyif, k3, p6, k4.
    Row 3: P3, SBC, p1, k6, p1, SFC, p2, k1.
    Row 4: Sl 1 wyif, k2, p2, k1, p6, k1, p2, k3.
    Row 5: P2, SBC, p2, FC, p2, SFC, p1, k1.
    Row 6: Sl 1 wyif, k1, p2, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2.
    Row 7: P1, SBC, p3, k6, p3, SFC, k1.
    Rows 8 and 10: Sl 1 wyif, p2, k3, p6, k3, p2, k1.
    Row 9: P1, SFC, p3, k6, p3, SBC, k1.
    Row 11: P2, SFC, p2, FC, p2, SBC, p1, k1.
    Row 12: Sl 1 wyif, k1, p2, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2.
    Row 13: P3, SFC, p1, k6, p1, SBC, p2, k1.
    Row 14: Sl 1 wyif, k2, p2, k1, p6, k1, p2, k3.
    Row 15: P4, SFC, k6, SBC, p3, k1.
    Row 16: Sl 1 wyif, k3, p10, k4.
    Repeat Rows 1–16 for pattern.

  • Step 2

    Use scrap yarn and a crochet hook to provisionally
    cast on 18 stitches. Leaving a 12" (30.5cm) tail, hold
    both yarns together and work Row 1 of the Cable
    Pattern into the provisional cast-on. Work Rows
    1–16 of the Cable Pattern twice, then Rows 1–15
    once more. Piece should measure approximately 12"
    (30.5cm). Do not cut the yarn.
    Undo the provisional cast-on, picking up the stitches
    as you go, and graft the two ends together using
    Kitchener stitch and the yarn tail.
    With the right sides facing and both yarns held
    together, pick up and knit 60 stitches in the slipped
    stitches along the edge of the band. Place marker and
    join to work in the round. Place a marker after every
    15th stitch while working the first round.
    Rounds 1–5: Knit.
    Round 6: *Knit to 2 stitches before the marker,
    k2tog, sm; repeat from * around.
    Repeat Rounds 1–6 until 4 stitches remain. Cut the
    yarn, thread it through the 4 stitches, and secure.

  • Step 3

    With B, cast on 68 stitches. Work in garter stitch for
    12" (30.5cm) or to desired length.
    Row 1: *K2tog; repeat from * to end—34 stitches.
    Rows 2 and 4: Knit.
    Row 3: Repeat Row 1—17 stitches.
    Bind off. Sew the shaped end of the veil to the top of
    the hat. Weave in all ends. Wet block, being careful
    not to crush the veil, and lay it flat to dry.

  • How to make a novelty hat. Proper Princess Topper - Step 4
    Step 4

    Trace the finished hat onto a large piece of paper.
    Move the hat so that the right-hand edge of the
    fabric exactly meets the left-hand edge of the
    tracing, and trace again. Move the hat so that the
    left-hand edge of the fabric exactly meets the righthand
    edge of the first tracing, and trace again.
    You now have a shape that resembles about a third
    of a circle. Cut on the outside tracing lines, and roll
    the paper to form a cone. Tape the edges in place,
    and fit the paper cone inside the hat, trimming any
    excess that is in the way. Trim around the lower
    edge so that the paper cone is ." (13mm) shorter
    than the hat.
    Remove the tape and use the paper cone as a
    template to trace the shape onto the needlepoint
    plastic canvas. (You will need to use two pieces of
    canvas seamed together.) Cut the plastic canvas on
    the tracing lines, overlap the side edges slightly, and
    use scrap yarn to seam them securely.

    Insert the plastic cone into the hat, and sew the lower
    edge of the plastic to the inside of the hat, preferably
    with an overcast stitch and matching sewing thread.
    Tie the elastic cording securely to the plastic canvas
    about 1" (2.5cm) up on the inside of the hat. Lay the
    hat flat with the cording at one edge to easily find
    the opposite point at which to attach the other end
    of the elastic. Thread the elastic through the canvas
    here and secure the end as before by tying it to the
    plastic canvas after the hat has been placed on the
    royal head and the elastic adjusted to ensure the best
    fit. Trim any excess cording.

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