Added Apr 25, 2010
I have found that the tidiest way to decrease on this little hat (I have made hundreds of them) is to decrease one stitch, then knit a single loop the next stitch, then decrease another one, and so on.
If you decrease at every stitch, you might get unintended lace, i.e., you can see some holes. It also changes the shape of your work. Of course this may be exactly the desired effect, so experiment to see what looks best for your own project.
This is what the hat looks like after a few rounds of decreasing:
Pattern of the Week
The oversized shape has a cool bell shaped silhouette with a wide body and fitted sleeves
Stock up on our favorite BurdaStyle patterns sewn in white!
Learn How to Sew Knits Successfully With a Sewing Machine
Join Meg Healy in this 6 Week Course, we have just re-opened enrollment for a limited time!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Take a look at Meg's 2014 Mash Ups, and get the special pattern bundle that includes them all
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.