Yet another slouchy brain protector! It seems as the weather gets cold they're all I want to make.
This was made with some really cheap acrylic yarn I found randomly at a Market here. It was 1 quid, and I made 2 hats from it! I actually really like the way the stitch definition shows up, even if it is crappy
It's seed stitch and a simple cable twist, all the way up to the top. I'll try to post a tute on my blog in a day or two.
After I made this brain protector, I found an article in the paper called "30 reason to hate the French" in which they compared Berets to cow pats. It cracked me up and actually made me eat the brain protector even more! It may be a cowpat, but it's the most stylish one i've ever seen!
[img width=500 height=434]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/chasingmyself/IMG_2031.jpg[/img
As always there are more details on my blog, at http://skeinsandsteins.blogspot.com/2007/10/cow-pats-and-slouchy-hats.html
edit: Here is the pile of flesh as promised! It is posted here as well as on my blog (http://skeinsandsteins.blogspot.com/
)pile of flesh FOR THE SLOUCHY CABLED BERET OF YOUR DREAMS: OR THE MOST FASHIONABLE COW PIE
1 ball any DK weight yarn (I used some random acrylic I picked up in a market.)
1 pair size 5 double pointed needles (Or size needed to obtain gauge)
1 pair size 5 circular needles (Or size needed to obtain gauge)
1 pair size 4 double pointed needles (Or size needed to obtain gauge)
1 tapestry needle
Gauge = 5 stitches/inch in stockinette
C4F: Slip two stitches to cable needle, hold in front of work. K2, K2 from cable needle.
CO 80 stitches and join, being careful not to twist work. Work in 1x1 ribbing (k1, p1) until piece measures 1.5"
On next round *k1, k1fb* until 130 stitches are on the needles.
Establish pile of flesh as follows: *p2, k4, p2, work 7 stitches in seed stitch*.
Knit three rows in established pile of flesh. On 4th row *p2, c4f, p2, work 7 stitches in seed stitch*. Continue crossing the cables every 4 rows.
Once the brain protector measures apr. 6" from cast on edge (more or less depending on how slouchy you want your brain protector to be) begin decreasing as follows:
*p2, k5, p2, k2, work 2 stitches in seed stitch, k2tog, work three stitches in seed stitch*
Work one round even
On next round and subsequent rounds, decrease 1 before and after marker, EOR
When there is only one remaining purl stitch between each of the cables, decrease as follows: *ssk, k1, k2tog, p1*
Next row: *sl 1, k2tog, psso, p1*, 16 stitches remain. Cut yarn, leaving apr. 3 feet. Using tapestry needle, weave yarn through live stitches and pull to close. Weave in ends and block lightly. Wear with pizazz and glee.