This simple Slipped Purl Hat knitting pattern (also known as the slipped honeycomb stitch) is so easy but so intricate and delicate looking. It makes a wonderful gift for your favorite newborn, baby or toddler!
I just fell in love with the stitch I used in my new Slipped Purl hat knitting pattern. Originally called the slipped honeycomb, I renamed it because I’m just not seeing the honeycomb thing. But this is a super easy, but intricate and gorgeous stitch. If you look closely you can see it almost has two layers. In front is alternating rows of long and short horizontal bars. And behind that it almost looks like there’s a layer of knit stitches!
But don’t worry, there’s not actually two layers, it’s just a beautiful illusion and a stitch that has great wow factor but is also super squishy and stretch and makes a great baby ha
I’m definitely thinking I need to use the slipped honeycomb stitch on another project, what do you think? Any ideas, friends? If you knit a slipped purl hat, make sure you load your project up and link to my pattern on Ravelry, those linked projects really help me!
Slipped Purl Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Slipped Purl (Honeycomb Stitch) Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List:
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Slipped Purl Hat Knitting Pattern (size 12 mo.)
Gauge: 19 stitches = 4 inches
sl1 = with yarn in front, slip one stitch purlwise
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles. Join to knit in the round and k1, p1 in a rib stitch for 4 rounds.
Round 1: knit all stitches
Round 2: (sl1, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 3: knit all stitches
Round 4: p1 (sl1, p1) repeat to the last stitch then p1
Repeat rounds 1-4 until the hat is 5 inches long. Begin the decrease after a round 4. To begin the decrease divide your stitches between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop.
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: (sl1, p1, sl1, p1, sl1, p2) repeat to the end of the round
Round 3: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: p1 (sl1, p1) repeat to the last stitch, then p1
Round 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: (sl1, p1, sl1, p2) repeat to the end of the round
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: p1 (sl1, p1) repeat to the last stitch, then p1
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10: (sl1, p2) repeat to the end of the round
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 12: k2tog all stitches
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends.
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