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Topic: Warm hat pattern + My first attempt at dying and spinning  (Read 1835 times)
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« on: November 28, 2006 06:15:55 PM »

Here's the hat I made out of the result of my first attempt at dying and spinning.  Kool-aid dying is so easy! I would highly recommend it.  I made the spindle out of a dowl and wooden wheel and painted it with flowers.  I made up a hat pattern, and then lined it with fleece to make it super toasty, since it's supposed to snow tomorrow!

I thought I'd add the pattern, too, since I had trouble finding one that I liked to make it.  Enjoy!

Hat with Earflaps

Needle: size 7, 16 circular needle.  Size 7 dpns.
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Worsted would probably be a good substitute.
Gauge:  18 st x 24 rows = 4


Work 2 at the same time, with 2 different balls (or two ends).
CO 2
R1: kf&b twice (4 st)
R2: kf&b 4 times (8 st)
R3: kf&b, k6, kf&b (10 st)
R4: kf&b, kf&b, p6, kf&b, kf&b (14 st)
R5: k14
R6: p16
R7: kf&b, k12, kf&b (16 st)
R8: Flap 1: p12, kf&b, CO3 (20 st)       
R8: Flap 2: CO3 st to end of previous row, turn, p3, kf&b, p12 (20 st)

From now on, both flaps will be worked together.  Break the unused yarn.
R9: kf&b, k19, CO8, continue across and join the flaps, k19 (2nd flap), kf&b (50 st total)
R10: p50 (50 st)
R11: kf&b, k48, kf&b (52 st)
R12: p52
R13: kf&b, k50, kf&b (54 st)
R14: kf&b, p52, kf&b (56 st)
R15: kf&b, k1, kf&b, k50, kf&b, k1, kf&b (60 st)
R16: CO3 at end of previous row, turn, p63, CO3 (66 st)
R17: k across, CO 14, join to knit in the round

Main Hat

Knit around for 4.5 more inches.

Decrease for Top

R1: k8, k2tog around
R2: k
R3: k7, k2tog around
R4: k
R5: k6, k2tog around
R6: k
R7: k5, k2tog around
R8: k
R9: k4, k2tog around
R10: k
R11: k3, k2tog around
R12: k
R13: k2, k2tog around
R14: k
R15: k1, k2tog around
R16: k2tog around until 6 st remain.

Break off about 12 of yarn. Thread it through remaining stitches and pull to close.  Weave in all ends.

Blocking will help keep the edges from rolling up.

Polar Fleece Lining

Cut an18 x 12 piece of polar fleece.
Fold in half (the hamburger way) so it is now 9 x 12.
Sew with a seam allowance to make a tube.
With chalk (ok, I used a blue highlighter) draw this pattern along the top of the tube:

Pin the adjacent edges of the arcs together and sew, so that all the points come together at the top.

Try the hat on with the seam in the back.  (Youll probably want to trim it a bit so you can breathe.)  Put the knit hat on over the fleece hat.  Draw the outline of the knit hat onto the fleece, leaving enough room to turn the edge under.

Cut along the line.  Pin the fleece lining into the knit hat, turning the edge under.  Sew along the bottom edge. 

To even out the edges, I crocheted along the edge.  Single crochet or crab stitch would work well for this. 

Tassels (make 2)

Cut five 20 lengths of yarn and twist together until they twist back on themselves.  Tie a knot at the end.  Attach to the ear flaps.

There you go! A new hat!

« Last Edit: July 23, 2007 05:08:05 PM by RadioactvUnicorn » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006 06:19:12 PM »

That looks amazing!  And your first attempt at spinning?  Wow.
I love how the hat turned out (stripeness!)
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006 08:37:05 PM »

Wow!  That's amazing you made that entire hat out of a chunk of wool.  (And some kool-aid.)  I am in awe.  I love how the colors turned out!
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007 03:34:37 AM »

Wow well done amazing job  Grin


« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2007 05:10:08 AM »

The yarn and the hat look great!  Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2007 05:27:03 AM »

Thanks!! THe hat is really much better than the pictures make it look.  I probably should have split this into two posts- one for the spinning/dying and one for the pattern... oh well.

« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2007 05:51:59 AM »

I remember dye-ing our hair with kool-aid in JR High.  Amazing stuff, that kool-aid!

The hat looks great, and I love the colors you chose!

I used to be strictly a yarn girl but now I'm teaching myself to sew.  Help! Smiley

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