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Balfour Reflections Pattern

Free knitting pattern Hat pattern

This comfortable, slouchy hat is a super easy knit, perfect as a first project for someone interested in trying cables.

The gauge for this hat is rather flexible. I am a very loose knitter, so tight knitters may want to go up one or two needle sizes to make a more loose and comfortable fabric.

I knit this up using some leftover Cascade Eco+ from a previous project. You should only need around 50g of heavy aran weight yarn. If you want to use a lighter yarn, like worsted weight, add multiples of 4 stitches to compensate for lost inches.

Download the pattern HERE

Drop me a comment down below and let me know what you think of the pattern!



Yarn used- Cascade Eco+ (Or any heavy aran weight yarn. If using finer yarn, add stitches in multiples of 4.)
Gauge- 5 sts to the inch with size 4.5mm, 16 inch circular needles.


Special abbreviations:
C1B- Slip one stitch purl wise, slip second stitch off needle and hold to the back, place first slipped stitch back on left needle, place second stitch on to left needle. 

C1F- Slip one stitch purl wise, slip second stitch off needle and hold to the front, place first slipped stitch back on left needle, place second stitch on to left needle. 

C2B- Slip two stitches purl wise, slip next two stitches off needle and hold to the back, place first two slipped stitches back on left needle, place two held stitches on to left needle. 

C2F- Slip two stitches purl wise, slip next two stitches off needle and hold to the front, place first two slipped stitches back on left needle, place two held stitches on to left needle.


CO 72 sts, join in round, being sure not to twist stitches. Place marker.

Row 1-9
K2, p2 ribbing.

Row 10
K1, p2, C1F, k2, C1B, k2, p2, k to end

Row 11-12
K1, p2, k4, p2, k to end

Row 13
K1, p2, C1F, k2, C1B, k2, p2, k to end

Row 14-15
K1, p2, k4, p2, k to end

Row 16
K1, p2, C1F, k2, C1B, k2, p2, k to end

Row 17-19
K1, p2, k4, p2, k to end

Row 20
K1, p2, C2F, k 4, p2, k to end

Row 21-24
K1, p2, k4, p2, k to end

Row 25
K1, p2, C2F, k4, p2, k to end

Row 26-29
K1, p2, K4, p2, k to end

Row 30
K1, p2, C2F, k4, p2, k to end

Row 31-32
K1, p2, k4, p2, k to end

Row 33
K1, C2F, k2, p2, C2B, p2, k2, k to end

Row 34-38
K3, p4, k2, k to end

Row 39
K1, C2B, p2, k2, C2F, k2, p2, k to end

Row 40-42
K1, p2, k4, p2, k to end

Row 43
K1, p2, C2B, k4, p2, k to end

Row 44-47
K1, p2, k4, p2, k to end

Row 48
K1, p2, C2B, k4, p2, k to end

Row 49-52
K1, p2, k4, p2, k to end

Row 53
K1, p2, C2B, k4, p2, k to end

Row 54-56
K1, p2, k4, p2, k to end

Row 57
K1, p2, C1F, k2, C1B, k2, p2, k to end

Row 58-59
K1, p2, k4, p2, k to end

Row 60
K1, p2, C1F, k2, C1B, k2, p2, k to end

Row 61-62
K1, p2, k4, p2, k to end

Row 63
Start crown decreases. Change to DPN’s when needed.
K1, p2, C1F, k2, C1B, k2, p2tog, *k7, k2tog, rep from * to end

Row 64
K1, p2, k3, p2tog, *k6, k2tog, rep from * to end

Row 65
K1, p2,k2, p2tog, *k5, k2tog, rep from * to end

Row 66
K1, p2, C1F, k1, p2tog, *k4, k2tog, rep from * to end

Row 67
K1, p2, p2tog, *k3, k2tog, rep from * to end

Row 68
K1, p1, p2tog, *k2, k2tog, rep from * to end

Row 69
K1, p2tog, *k1, k2tog, rep from * to end

Row 70
*k2tog, rep from * to end

Cut long tail, weave through loops left, pull tight to close, weave in ends and block.
Enjoy your new hat!
Drop me a comment down below and let me know what you think of the pattern!



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