I wanted to come up with a lace heart pattern to put on a hat, so I designed this simple pattern. I called it Lucky Hearts because there are 7 repeats of the heart pattern, and 7 is supposed to be a lucky number.
- about 85-100 yards worsted weight yarn
- size 8 16″ bamboo circular needle
- size 8 dpns
- tapestry needle
CO 91 stitches, join for working in the round, and place stitch marker for beginning of round.
work in k4, p3 rib for about an inch and a half.
knit 6 rows in stockinette, then work full lace pattern once.
Row 1 – k5, m1 (use whatever increase method you prefer, for the example picture I did a kfb on the 5th stitch) , k2tog, k6
Row 2 and all even rows – k all stitches
Row 3 – k4, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, ssk, m1,k3
Row 5 – k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k3
Row 7 – k2, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k2
Row 9 – k1, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, ssk, k1
Row 11 – repeat row 9
Row 13 – k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1
Row 15 – k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
knit in stockinette for 6 rounds, then begin decreases.
k11, k2tog around (84 sts)
k10, k2tog around (77 sts)
k9, k2tog around (70 sts)
k8, k2tog around (63 sts)
k7, k2tog around (56 sts)
k6, k2tog around (49 sts)
k5, k2tog around (42 sts)
k4, k2tog around (35 sts)
k3, k2tog around (28 sts)
k2, k2tog around (21 sts)
k1, k2tog around (14 sts)
k2tog around (7 sts)
cut yarn and use tapestry needle to draw through remaining 7 stitches. Pull through to the inside and weave in ends.