This is an autumn hat I made based on the Crosshatch Lace stitch. I call it "Lotus Hat" because the decrease at the crown forms a lotus-like pattern, while the lace on the body looks rather like stems and leaves. I made it beanie-style, designed to only cover the tips of the ears, but have included instructions for lengthening it.
TBL's Lotus Hat
5 st/in in stockinette
Pakucho color-grown organic cotton, worsted weight
Size 6 needles
CO 96 st. Join into a round, being careful not to twist.
Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 6 rounds.
Work Chart A (Crosshatch Lace) around 3 times, ending on row 8--24 rounds total. (For a longer, earlobe-covering hat, work one extra time--32 rounds total.)
Work Chart B once. Break yarn and thread through live stitches. Pull tight, secure, and weave in ends.
Gaugeless pattern (extrapolated from the original and NOT TESTED):
CO a multiple of 12 stitches. Join into a round, being careful not to twist.
Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 6 rounds or until desired band height is achieved.
Work Chart A (Crosshatch Lace) until hat is approximately 2 pattern repeats shy of total desired length (as measured from crown to edge), ending on row 8
Work Chart B once. If there are more than 16 stitches left on the needles, work row 20 again. Break yarn and thread through live stitches. Pull tight, secure, and weave in ends.
Apologies for the blurry charts--Blogger doesn't like the very tall image size. Click here to see the original image.