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« on: August 26, 2009 07:14:50 AM »

I've been wanting to knit a hat like this for months now - this is the second attempt, and I'm really, really pleased with it.







It definitely wasn't the most complicated knit in the world, but I'm debating writing my notes up into a pattern - would anyone be interested in it?

Yarn:
Model hat knit with 2 skeins Blue Sky Alpacas 100% Alpaca Sport Weight (110 yd/100m per 50g skein)
   MC: 510 Black
   CC: 505 Taupe.
Feel free to substitute with 220 yards of any sport-weight yarn you would like, as long as you get the correct (blocked) gauge. However, I would recommend wool or another animal fiber for this project. Plant fibers and acrylics will block very differently, and you may need to adjust the stitch counts for a hat that fits well.

Needles: 3.0 mm (US 2.5) double-pointed needles, set of 4
        3.25mm (US 3) circular needle, 20 or smaller

Gauge:  23 stitches = 4, in seed stitch on 3.25mm needles

A Note About Blocking This Hat: When I blocked the model hat, I blocked it tall, rather than wide. That is, I took the knitting and pulled up, so that the hat, in general, ended up longer and skinnier rather than wider and shorter. You will need to block your gauge swatch this way, to make sure that you are, in fact, getting gauge.

Pattern Notes:

1x1 Twisted Rib: [knit 1 through the back loop, p1] around.

Method:

Using dpns and MC, CO 96 stitches.

Work in 1x1 twisted rib for 2cm (0.75). Switch to CC. Do not break MC yarn.

Increase Round: Using CC, [k4, m1] around. (120 stitches)

Switch to circular needle. Begin working in seed stitch pattern, as follows:
Round 1: [k1, p1] around
Round 2: Begin knitting with MC. [p1, k1] around
Round 3: [k1, p1] around
Round 4: [p1, k1] around

Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 until MC stripe measures 4cm (1.5) from end of CC stripe.

Continuing with seed stitch pattern as set, switch to CC for two rounds.

Work in MC for two rounds.

Switch to CC. Work in seed stitch pattern until CC stripe measures 5cm (2).

Switch to MC. Work in seed stitch pattern until MC stripe measures 4cm (1.5).

Switch to CC. Work in seed stitch pattern until CC stripe measures 2.5cm (1). Make sure the last round you work is a Round 3.

Next round, work Round 4 while switching to dpns.

Decrease Rounds:
Decr Round 1: [K2tog, p2tog] around (60sts)
Decr Round 2: [p1, k1] around
Decr Round 3: [k1, p1] around
Decr Round 4: [p1, k1] around
Decr Round 5: [k2tog, p2tog] around (30 sts)
Decr Round 6: [p1, k1] around
Decr Round 7: [k2tog, p2tog] around (15 sts)

Break yarn, and pull through remaining stitches.

Finishing: Weave in ends. If desired, block as noted above. I found it helpful to tug the hat from top-to-bottom a couple of times, to stretch it long, and pin the ribbing unstretched while the hat was drying.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2009 07:06:18 AM by batgirl - Reason: to add pattern to first post » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009 08:10:32 AM »

I would certainly be interested on having the pattern.

Did you use a circular needle ?
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009 09:01:33 AM »

hell yes!   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009 09:14:55 AM »

i concur with the above posters... this hat is wicked nice.  and any guidance would be appreciated im sure!

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2009 11:24:51 AM »

that's so pretty!  what yarn did you use?
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JuanDC
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2009 12:34:29 PM »

I'd love to see a pattern.  All of the girls in my life seem to go nuts for hats just like this.
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Sera unravled
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2009 07:51:22 AM »

I think I need this hat.  A pattern would be awesome.  You did a great job!
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2009 03:59:35 PM »

oh man, i have this amazing slouchy hat that I found on the street in NYC. i took it home and washed it and now i wear it all the time. I've been looking for a similar pattern to knit and I would totally love to knit this so I can have more slouchy hats in a variety of colors!
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2009 08:11:13 AM »

Sorry these took me so long to write up!

Yarn:
Model hat knit with 2 skeins Blue Sky Alpacas 100% Alpaca Sport Weight (110 yd/100m per 50g skein)
   MC: 510 Black
   CC: 505 Taupe.
Feel free to substitute with 220 yards of any sport-weight yarn you would like, as long as you get the correct (blocked) gauge. However, I would recommend wool or another animal fiber for this project. Plant fibers and acrylics will block very differently, and you may need to adjust the stitch counts for a hat that fits well.

Needles: 3.0 mm (US 2.5) double-pointed needles, set of 4
        3.25mm (US 3) circular needle, 20 or smaller

Gauge:  23 stitches = 4, in seed stitch on 3.25mm needles

A Note About Blocking This Hat: When I blocked the model hat, I blocked it tall, rather than wide. That is, I took the knitting and pulled up, so that the hat, in general, ended up longer and skinnier rather than wider and shorter. You will need to block your gauge swatch this way, to make sure that you are, in fact, getting gauge.

Pattern Notes:

1x1 Twisted Rib: [knit 1 through the back loop, p1] around.

Method:

Using dpns and MC, CO 96 stitches.

Work in 1x1 twisted rib for 2cm (0.75). Switch to CC. Do not break MC yarn.

Increase Round: Using CC, [k4, m1] around. (120 stitches)

Switch to circular needle. Begin working in seed stitch pattern, as follows:
Round 1: [k1, p1] around
Round 2: Begin knitting with MC. [p1, k1] around
Round 3: [k1, p1] around
Round 4: [p1, k1] around

Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 until MC stripe measures 4cm (1.5) from end of CC stripe.

Continuing with seed stitch pattern as set, switch to CC for two rounds.

Work in MC for two rounds.

Switch to CC. Work in seed stitch pattern until CC stripe measures 5cm (2).

Switch to MC. Work in seed stitch pattern until MC stripe measures 4cm (1.5).

Switch to CC. Work in seed stitch pattern until CC stripe measures 2.5cm (1). Make sure the last round you work is a Round 3.

Next round, work Round 4 while switching to dpns.

Decrease Rounds:
Decr Round 1: [K2tog, p2tog] around (60sts)
Decr Round 2: [p1, k1] around
Decr Round 3: [k1, p1] around
Decr Round 4: [p1, k1] around
Decr Round 5: [k2tog, p2tog] around (30 sts)
Decr Round 6: [p1, k1] around
Decr Round 7: [k2tog, p2tog] around (15 sts)

Break yarn, and pull through remaining stitches.

Finishing: Weave in ends. If desired, block as noted above. I found it helpful to tug the hat from top-to-bottom a couple of times, to stretch it long, and pin the ribbing unstretched while the hat was drying.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2009 01:56:48 PM »

Awesome hat! And thanks for the pattern. I think I'm going to knit it up for a certain boy.
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