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Matrix Hat – a knit pattern for when you need to escape

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The Matrix Hat got its name for the falling knit stitches which remind me of the falling code in the Matrix movies.

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Quick, easy, and unisex, this hat is great for gifts! The ribbed brim is made to be folded up, to add extra warmth around the ears. This hat is knit from the bottom up. It can be made longer by repeating the ribbing round more times, but keep in mind that a longer hat will take more yarn.

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Matrix Hat

Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Matrix Hat Supplies

Size
Child, Small, Medium, Large
Fits 18 (20, 22, 24) inch head

Yarn
Berroco Vintage Chunky: (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon), Size 6 (8 wpi, chunky weight), 136 yds / 100 g (yds/g = 1.36)
Black Cherry 6181: 1 skein, (95 (110, 120, 130) yds / 70 (80, 90, 95) g)

Needles
6.5 mm (US 10.5) 16″ circular needles and DPNs or long circulars for magic loop

Gauge: Learn about gauge HERE
15 sts x 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette

Other supplies
yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations: click on highlighted sts for tutorials
co – cast on
k – knit
p – purl
p2tog – purl 2 together
[ ] – work step in brackets number of times indicated

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Getting Started
  • Read through all instructions before beginning.
  • Rnd counts are at the end of each Rnd/Row after the period, if the count has changed from the previous Rnd. {count here}

Pattern

Ribbing

CO 56 (64, 72, 80).
Rnd 1: [K1, p1] around. {56 (64, 72, 80) sts}
Repeat Rnd 1: 5 (7, 7, 9) more times.
There will be a total of 6 (8, 8, 10) rows so far.

Hat Body

Rnd 1-5: K all. (56 (64, 72, 80) sts)
Rnd 6-10: [P1, k13 (15, 17, 19)] 4 times. {56 (64, 72, 80) sts}
Rnd 11-15: [P1, k6 (7, 8, 9)] 8 times. {56 (64, 72, 80) sts}
Rnd 16-20: [P1, k2 (3, 3, 4), p1, k3 (3, 4, 4), p1, k6 (7, 8, 9)] 4 times. {56 (64, 72, 80) sts}
There will be a total of 26 (28, 28, 30) rows so far.

Hat top by size (continued from hat body)

Size Child Small

Rnd 21: [P1, k2, p2tog, k2] 8 times. {48 sts}
Rnd 22: [P1, k2] 16 times.
Rnd 23: [P2tog, k1] 16 times. {32 sts}
Rnd 24: [P1, k1] 16 times.
Rnd 23: [P2tog] 16 times. {16 sts}
Rnd 24: [P2tog] 8 times. {8 sts}

Clip yarn, thread end into a yarn needle and thread through all 8 loops, pull tight to close hole. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size Child Large

Rnd 21-24: [P1, k3] 16 times. {64 sts}
Rnd 25: [P2tog, k2] 16 times. {48 sts}
Rnd 26: [P1, k2] 16 times.
Rnd 27: [P2tog, k1] 16 times. {24 sts}
Rnd 28: [P1, k1] 16 times.
Rnd 29: [P2tog] 16 times. {16 sts}
Rnd 30: [P2tog] 8 times. {8 sts}

Clip yarn, thread end into a yarn needle and thread through all 8 loops, pull tight to close hole. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size Adult

Rnd 21-24: [P1, k3, p1, k4] 8 times. {72 sts}
Rnd 25: [P1, k3, p2tog, k3] 8 times. {64 sts}
Rnd 26: [P1, k3] 16 times.
Rnd 27: [P2tog, k2] 16 times. {48 sts}
Rnd 28: [P1, k2] 16 times.
Rnd 29: [P2tog, k1] 16 times. {24 sts}
Rnd 30: [P1, k1] 16 times.
Rnd 31: [P2tog] 16 times. {16 sts}
Rnd 32: [P2tog] 8 times. {8 sts}

Clip yarn, thread end into a yarn needle and thread through all 8 loops, pull tight to close hole. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size Adult Large

Rnd 21-28: [P1, k4] 16 times. {80 sts}
Rnd 29: [P2tog, k3] 16 times. {64 sts}
Rnd 30: [P1, k3] 16 times.
Rnd 31: [P2tog, k2] 16 times. {48 sts}
Rnd 32: [P1, k2] 16 times.
Rnd 33: [P2tog, k1] 16 times. {24 sts}
Rnd 34: [P1, k1] 16 times.
Rnd 35: [P2tog] 16 times. {16 sts}
Rnd 36: [P2tog] 8 times. {8 sts}

Clip yarn, thread end into a yarn needle and thread through all 8 loops, pull tight to close hole. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Wear or give and enjoy!

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