The September Hat by Caroline Dick features an intricate slipped stitch stripe pattern. This two round pattern looks confusing at first, but is incredibly easy to work once you get the hang of it!
Slip Stitch Stripe (in the rnd over a mult of 5):
Rnd 1: *K2, sl1 wyib, k2, psso 2 knit sts; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: *K3, PUKbar, k1; rep from * around.
Rep Rnds 1–2 for patt.
Step 1a / K2, sl1 wyib: Following the pattern as written, k2, and then slip the next stitch on your needle as if to purl with the working yarn in the back.
Step 1b / k2: Knit the next two stitches.
Step 1c / psso 2 knit sts: Insert the left hand needle into the slipped stitch in front as if to purl, and pull it over the two knit stitches.
The stitch pattern is complete. Repeat Steps 1a-1c to the end of the round.
Step 2a / K3: Knit the first 3 stitches of the repeat.
Step 2b / PUKbar: Insert the right hand needle into the back bar of the passed over slipped stitch of the previous round and knit it as you would a regular stitch.
Step 2c / k1: knit the next stitch. This completes the repeat.
Repeat Steps 2a-2c to the end of the round.
And that’s it!
Looking for the design from this tutorial? Download the free September Hat pattern here.