Pattern: Mongolian Supreme Hat

Jan 19

Mongolian Supreme Hat

I made the Kublai Khan Splendor Hat by Elisabeth Poire. And it ROCKS!!! HEART IT! Finally a decent hat pattern. I tried about 6 different hat patterns (duds) to get to this one. I made a few changes to the original pattern and call my version the “Mongolian Supreme Hat”. Ha! Mainly I used a 2×2 Rib Stitch and kept the ribs all the way until the end. It is knitted holding 5 strands of yarn together in Burgundy, Chocolate, Plum, Navy, and Dark Rose colors listed below. Jewel tones! It kind of looks like a cross between a Mongolian hat and a hat you’d see some librarian in the 70′s wearing with a long quilted dusty rose coat. Puffy.

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Materials:
Bernat Berella “4″ Burgundy Medium Weight (4)
Bernat Berella “4″ Dark Taupe Medium Weight (4)
Bernat Satin Plum Mist Heather 04306 Worsted Weight (4)
Caron One Pound Midnight Blue 546 Worsted Weight (4)
Red Heart Heathers Warm Red 4453 Worsted Weight (4)

Needles:
US Size 15 (10mm) Crystal Palace Double Pointed Knitting Needles

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Stitches:
2×2 Rib Stitch [K2, P2]

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Pattern:
Cast on 40 stitches. 10 stitches on each needle. Join to knit in the round.
Rows 1-36: Rib Stitch all the way around for 36 rows. Or about 14″. (K the K’s and P the P’s)
Row 37: [K8, ssk] or {K the K’s and P the P’s until last 2 sts on each needle, ssk] rep. to last stitch in rnd
Row 38: [K7, ssk] or {K the K’s and P the P’s until last 2 sts on each needle, ssk] rep. to last stitch in rnd
Row 39: [K6, ssk] or {K the K’s and P the P’s until last 2 sts on each needle, ssk] rep. to last stitch in rnd
Row 40: [K5, ssk] or {K the K’s and P the P’s until last 2 sts on each needle, ssk] rep. to last stitch in rnd
Row 41: [K4, ssk] or {K the K’s and P the P’s until last 2 sts on each needle, ssk] rep. to last stitch in rnd
Row 42: [K3, ssk] or {K the K’s and P the P’s until last 2 sts on each needle, ssk] rep. to last stitch in rnd
Row 43: [K2, ssk] or {K the K’s and P the P’s until last 2 sts on each needle, ssk] rep. to last stitch in rnd
Row 44: [K1, ssk] or {K the K’s and P the P’s until last 2 sts on each needle, ssk] rep. to last stitch in rnd
Row 45: [ssk] until last stitch in round
Row 46: You will be left with 1 stitch on each needle or a total of 4 stitches. Cut yarn and weave through each remaining stitch. Pull through hole in top and knot on the inside. Weave in any ends. Done!
Finish: Fold the hat up twice from the edge. And it’s ready to wear! HOORAY!

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Notes:
The pattern was easy as pie and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. My version has less rows [46] than the original pattern [52]. I only needed to roll the brim up TWICE instead of 3 times as noted in the original pattern.

This is a circular knit or “knit in the round” piece that uses Circular Knitting Needles. Just remember to use stitch markers to mark the 4 sections. I used Double Pointed Needle because that’s all I had in that size.

Claire Creates has a nice tutorial on her blog on how to do a decrease on a 2×2 Rib Stitch. Great detailed photos of perfect decreases! Thanks Claire!

For Rows 37-44 I did the “knit the knits and purl the purls” version because I wanted to keep the ribs. If you do not, just Knit all the way around as the directions say.

I didn’t block at all. It was perfect as is. So I just put it on and danced around!

It looks like a Bundt Cake when it’s upside down!

UPDATE: Wear… After heating up from all day wear the hat tends to loosen. To the point where if I turn my head too fast the hat spins! Hehe. So next time I may lose a few stitches to tighten up the fit.

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One Response to “Pattern: Mongolian Supreme Hat”

  1. [...] This will be my next hat. It’s by Elisabeth Poire or “Lizzie P” The pattern can also be found on her website http://www.delaido.com [pdf]. Here’s more samples of the hat knitted up! It’s simply a long knit hat with the edges rolled up and a little pointy detail at the top! Here’s my completed hat. [...]

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