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« on: November 15, 2007 01:20:11 PM »

Fresh from the Knitty rejection pile! (It's okay Knitty, I still love you. Let's hang out sometime?)

I'm from Minnesota, so I know the value of warm winter accessories.  However, so many people cover their heads with boring store-bought hats that I sometimes feel tempted to make hats for people I hardly know!  I have yet to try this; for some reason, I'm thinking I might come off as kind of strange.

I designed this for my older brother, Colin, for Christmas last year.  He's really into TV and movies, so I thought a filmstrip would be neat.  Since the hat is double-knit, it not only provides two layers of warmth on cold, windy days, but it is reversible, too!

I'm kind of new to posting, so I can't figure out the image thing yet.  I think this will work...
- This is me wearing the hat, sideways, and at a movie theater.
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=90454


http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=90452


- This is my dad wearing my brother's hat:
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=90458&cat=500


- Here's a closeup of the film image (alas, also sideways):
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=90456


35mm Hat

SIZE
to fit an average or large adult head

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference, unstretched: 19 inches
Will comfortably fit up to 25 inches

MATERIALS
[MC] Nature Spun [100% wool; 245 yd/224 m per 100g skein]; color: Charcoal; 1 skein
[CC] Nature Spun [100% wool; 245 yd/224 m per 100g skein]; color: Pepper; 1 skein

Alternate color scheme:
[MC] Patons Classic Wool Merino [100% wool; 223 yds/204 m per 100g skein]; color: Chestnut Brown; 1 skein
[CC] Ella Rae Classic [100% wool; 219 yds/200 m per 100g skein]; color: #103; 1 skein

1 set US #8/5 mm double-point needles
1 16-inch US #8/5 mm circular needle

stitch marker
tapestry needle
cable needle (optional)

GAUGE
17 sts/25 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

PATTERN NOTES
Construction Overview:
The number of stitches in the cast-on row is the stitch circumference of the outer layer of the hat. By knitting into the front and back of each stitch in the first knit row, the stitch count is doubled, which creates the inner layer of the hat. Both layers are knit simultaneously, with outer- and inner-layer stitches alternating around the needle. (Heres a wonderful video that explains double knitting.) Then, for each decrease, four stitches must be regarranged so that two outer stitches are next to each other, followed by two inner stitches.

Note: When double-knitting in stockinette stitch, you knit the outer-layer stitches and purl the inner layer stitches. However, both strands of yarn must travel together. That means, if youre knitting with the MC, the CC needs to be at the back of the work with the MC, even though youre not using the CC for that knit stitch. On the next stitch, when you purl with the CC, bring both strands to the front of the work, and purl with just the CC. (This is very important; it allows for the two layers to stay separate.)

Methods: To create the filmstrip, you will use these four color sequences.
Method 1 [solid MC outer row]: (k1 MC, p1 CC)
Method 2 [solid CC outer row]: (k1 CC, p1 MC)
Method 3 [alternating MC/CC outer row]: (k1 MC, p1 CC, k1 CC, p1 MC)
Method 4 [6 sts MC/2 sts CC outer row]: (k1 MC, p1 CC) 6x, (k1 CC, p1 MC) 2x


Dec 2 (decrease two): When rearranging stitches for decreases (which occur in pairs), it may be helpful to use a cable needle. Heres how you should work each dec 2:
Sl 1 (MC) to right needle, sl 1 (CC) to cable needle, sl 1 st to right needle, return (CC) st on cable needle to left needle, return 2 (MC) sts on right needle to left needle. K2 tog MC, p2 tog CC.

PATTERN
Hat is worked from the bottom up. As you decrease for the crown, switch to dpns whenever you feel the circular needle becomes awkward to use.

Using MC and circular needle, CO 88 sts. Place marker and attach CC. The rest of the pattern is worked in the round.

Rnd 1: (K into front of st w/MC, k into back of st w/CC) around. 176 sts.
Rnds 2-6: Rep Method 1 around.
Rnd 7: Rep Method 2 around.
Rnds 8-9: Rep Method 3 around.
Rnd 10: Rep Method 2 around.
Rnds 11-17: Rep Method 4 around.
Rnd 18: Rep Method 2 around.
Rnds 19-20: Rep Method 3 around.
Rnd 21: Rep Method 1 around.
Rnd 22: K1 CC, p1 MC, rep Method 1 around.
Rnds 23-39: Rep Method 1 around.

At this point, the hat should measure approx 6 inches in length.

Begin dec for crown, cont in Method 1 for rest of hat:
Rnd 40: (Work 18 sts, dec 2) around. 160 sts.
Rnd 41 and future odd rows: work Method 1 around.
Rnd 42: (Work 16 sts, dec 2) around. 144 sts.
Rnd 44: (Work 14 sts, dec 2) around. 128 sts.
Rnd 46: (Work 12 sts, dec 2) around. 112 sts.
Rnd 48: (Work 10 sts, dec 2) around. 96 sts.
Rnd 50: (Work 8 sts, dec 2) around. 80 sts.
Rnd 52: (Work 6 sts, dec 2) around. 64 sts.
Rnd 54: (Work 4 sts, dec 2) around. 48 sts.
Rnd 56: (Work 2 sts, dec 2) around. 32 sts.
Rnd 58: (Dec 2) around. 16 sts.
Rnd 60: (Dec 2) around. 8 sts.


FINISHING
Cut MC and CC, leaving 6 inch tails. Using a tapestry needle, thread CC through rem 4 CC sts, weave in end on inside layer of hat. Then, use tapestry needle to thread MC tail through rem 4 MC sts, weave in end on outside layer of hat. Weave in the ends at the cast-on edge and put it on your (or someone elses) head!


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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007 02:09:54 PM »

I love that hat!  Thanks for including the pattern!
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2007 03:52:39 PM »

I love that hat! 
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2007 04:47:22 PM »

I love it! It would be perfect for my movie nut of a friend. thanks for the pattern!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2007 06:37:46 PM »

That's such a cute idea!  I have yet to attempt double knitting...so we'll say I'm doubly impressed (with the pattern and the technique)!
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2007 06:57:53 PM »

I love it!

you did a wonderful job, and thanks for posting the pattern!
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2007 07:14:17 PM »

Awesome hat! I'm originally from Minnesota, so I appreciate all of those super warm hand knits. Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2007 08:29:06 PM »

That's so cool! You make me want to swallow my fear and try double knitting.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2007 10:07:47 PM »

That's a pretty cool hat!
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2007 12:34:09 AM »

That's amazing. Perfect gift for movie lovers. Thank you for the pattern.
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