Our First Pattern, It’s Free!


I know some of you will laugh, but this was my super secret travel knitting in Oklahoma.  I made 3 hat ornaments.  Only two were successful.  The third came out wonky because I used a SSK, then K2tog decrease.  I found the round decreases much easier and better looking when finished.  It is the same as doing decreases for a round toe if you are a sock knitter and know that method.  

Please share our first free Pattern!  Karen and I are going to publish some patterns under our name: Flippin’stitches .  Copyright 

Flippin’Stitches Christmas Tree Hat Ornament

Yarn: leftover fingering weight yarn

Needles: double points, size 1 and size 2

Cast on 40 stitches in any method of your choice.

Distribute them onto 3 needles and knit 2 X2 ribbing for 1 inch. (k2p2)

Begin stockinette in the round for 2 inches from brim.

Begin decreases.  Knit 8 Knit 2 tog.  around.

Next Row: knit a round.

Knit 7 knit 2 tog

Knit a round

Knit 6 Knit 2 tog

Knit a round

Knit 5 Knit 2 tog

Knit a round

Knit 4 Knit 2 tog

Knit around

Knit 3 Knit 2 tog

Knit around

At this point you can draw through the remaining stitches or continue to decrease until you are happy with just a tiny few stitches left.  Then pull through.

Secure the brim by using your cast on tail and stitching the yarn to the folded brim edge once. This will keep the brim from unrolling.

Buy a premade pom in andy color you wish and sew it to the top of the hat.

Happy Christmas TREE Hat.



Author: compassionknit

I've moved from irisheyesknitters.blogspot.com to compassionknit.wordpress.com on Nov. 7 2016. It is still me! glad you found me

11 thoughts on “Our First Pattern, It’s Free!”

  1. Thank you for sharing your pattern! This is a great way to use up odds and ends of scrap sock yarn and decorate for Christmas.


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