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Topic: Pirate hat. yay for cascade 220! edited to add my patt modifications  (Read 2003 times)
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« on: February 15, 2007 02:49:55 PM »

i have a friend who loves pirates. And her birhtday was Valentine's Day. So i had to make her a we call them pirates hat. BUT i've been kniting a lot of small gauge things, so i knit it on #6 needles, changed the motif repeat accordingly. So basicaly all i use from the patt was the chart.

thanks for looking!
well, i have no life, so here is what i did: as for needles, i used size 6 - both circs and dpns.
gauge: on the pirate chart: (swatch in the round, so your swatches are accurate) 26 sts per 4inches.
size: i made this to fit a small friend's head so if you child has a big head, then it should fit him/her.
cast on 100sts, and knit in k2 p2 for 10 rows.
knit the next row increasing as follows: k 10, pick up st, k 10, pick up st, knit 10, pick up st,knit 10, pick up st, knit 5,pick up st, knit 5 pick up st. Repeat for second half of hat. you should now have 112 sts.
Next Row: start on row TEN of pirate chart. BUT: ignore the first 4 sts. so instead of a 32st chart its a 28 st chart. if you have 112sts, you should repeat this chart 4 times.
next 22 rows: work pirate chart, and end the chart at the top of the second row of pirates' skulls.
k one row
start dec as follows:
k12 sts, k2tog repeat til end of row
k one row
k11 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k10 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k9 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k8 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k7 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k6 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k5 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k4 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k3 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k2 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k1 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
break yarn, thread to a yarn needle, draw yarn thru sts, weave in ends. block. enjoy.

(TO ALTER: i set up the amount of sts to repeat the 28sts chart four times. if this is too big, you can calculate how many sts you would need for a larger or smaller head. then translate that into the chart. IF adding the last half of a chart to you hat would make it too big, just stop in the chart on the last 14sts of the round. Sorry if that didn't make sense! you shouldn't need to alter decs, because if you use the chart its divisbile by 14)
« Last Edit: February 17, 2007 07:29:17 AM by ibunnysavetroy » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2007 04:49:53 PM »

Very cool!

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2007 10:21:21 PM »

Love it, 220 is the best!

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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2007 07:10:23 AM »

So cute!  Where's the pattern from?  I adore Cascade 220. <3

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2007 07:03:19 AM »

pattern is orginally from http://www.helloyarn.com/wecallthempirates.htm
BUT i cut off the first 4 or 5 sts of the chart and didn't do as many repeats as the patt called for. Also, i did my own decreasing (it you are really interested i'll add it) and added ribbing. the orginal pattern doesnt call for Cascade 220, also.

« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2007 07:08:12 AM »

My little boy is really into pirates, I think I'll have to make it for him.  Thanks for posting this, it looks great!  I like yours better than the one on the website.  Would you mind posting your mods?  I'll keep a look out for them, thanks so much!
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2007 07:22:31 AM »

god, that's beautiful...cascade 220 is fantastic...your stitchwork is lovely!!

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2007 07:28:17 AM »

Thanks for posting the pattern mods.  I will make this for sure!  I really do like your version!
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2007 07:32:30 AM »

thanks,kelliz! it just came from lazyness and being a yankee.

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