A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 300,856
Currently Running With Scissors:
772 Guests and 34 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Urban Whatever (A Hat) WITH PATTERN  (Read 3893 times)
Tags for this thread: pattern  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
whiterabbit
Offline Offline

Posts: 172
Joined: 08-Jul-2005

. . .some people juggle geese!


View Profile WWW
« 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

(http://swayinglights.com): things i make, things i like, things i see.
Digitalis88
« 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 ?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
tiffie1023
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009 09:01:33 AM »

hell yes!   Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

personal swaps are my favorite


wists! http://www.wists.com/tiffie1023
spirals420
I swear to the stars... I'll burn this whole city down
Offline Offline

Posts: 2357
Joined: 25-Feb-2005

turn it up, so you know it's got soul... jellyroll


View Profile available for personal swaps
« 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!

THIS ROCKS   Logged
marisa
Offline Offline

Posts: 101
Joined: 20-Nov-2003

making it up as we go


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

that's so pretty!  what yarn did you use?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

CrowBarFinesse
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
whiterabbit
Offline Offline

Posts: 172
Joined: 08-Jul-2005

. . .some people juggle geese!


View Profile WWW
« 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.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2009 08:12:01 AM by whiterabbit » THIS ROCKS   Logged

(http://swayinglights.com): things i make, things i like, things i see.
MonstersUnderYourBed
Oh you handsome devil.
Offline Offline

Posts: 299
Joined: 05-Sep-2009

Bears Beets Battlestar Galactica


View Profile WWW
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them."
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
β€œLaw and Order’s” Stephanie March Helps Everyone Look Red Carpet Glam
How to Choose the Right Color to Contour Your Makeup
Classic and Glam Eyeliner Tutorial Backstage at Dennis Basso NYFW 2014
Beauty Trend: How To Wear Pastels
The Tricks To Applying Red and Nude Lipstick
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight On: Stamping
Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Jose Romussi
Tute Tuesday: Imprinting on Concrete

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.