The Paramore Decode Hat Pattern

Okay, this is not going to be the cleanest, nicest pattern ever. But I want to post something up because I’ve gotten no less than 3 ravelry messages and 2 emails begging for it! I’ll do a much nicer PDF with gauge and everything tidied up later!

Materials
US size 7 16″ circular
US size 8 16 ” circular
US size 8 dpn’s.
1 stitch marker
1 cable needle

I used 2 skeins of Jiffy Lion Brand in Violet. Any lighter bulky weight or heavier worsted weight should work.

*note- I didn’t put the bobbles in specific places. I just scattered them throughout the hat, in the purl sections only.
The bobble stitch pattern is:
knit, purl, knit into 1 stitch
turn, purl 3
turn knit 3
turn purl 3
turn, pass st 2nd and 3rd over first st, then knit into the back of that st. Continue with purl sts.

Instructions:
With Smaller circular needle CO 96 sts.
Join without twisting, and pm.
Work 2×4 rib for 4″ (knit 4, purl 2)
Switch to larger circular needles
Next row: Purl 12, k6. repeat to end of round. At the same time, increase 12 sts evenly. 108 sts.
Rows 1-5: purl 12, k6 across
Row 6: purl 12, c6f, p12
Repeat those 6 rows, while working bobbles in on the purl sections until hat is a total of 8″ long, ending on a row 6.
Next row: purl 10, p2tog, k6, p2tog, p10. Repeat to end.
Repeat this decrease pattern, decreasing 1 st before and after each cable, until you end on a row 6, switching to dpn’s when necessary.
Next row: Knit 2 together, until 8 sts remain.
Cut yarn, leaving a 10″tail. Thread with tapestry needle, and run through live stitches, pulling taunt.
Weave in all lose ends.

Fold brim, rock out like Hayley Williams from Paramore!

Like I said, I’ll post a much cleaner version later. Just wanted to get something up for those of you that were begging to get started on it!!!

**** There is now a new version of this hat! Cut out & Keep did a little Q&A with me, and I decided to update Decode, make it a little longer and floppier. There is also a pattern that I did with Sweet C, for a Ice Cream Sandwich shaped Tampon Holder! Check everything out here:

http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/decode_hat