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Title: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Now with Wimpy Tutorial.
Post by: myloveasdeep on January 04, 2007 12:06:44 PM





I don't know why this hat makes me think of aliens. But it does. I finally have the ability to knit aran things without patterns--I've memorized enough stitches. It's great. If you know how to do a simple cable, bobble and seed stitch, and aren't afraid of a little math, it's totally possible. I don't really want to go back and count stitches for a pattern, but here's the basic gist:

Cast on enough stitches to fit around your forehead (on size 6 dpns and worsted yarn, it's 70). Work in 1/1 rib for an inch or so. Switch to a slightly bigger 12" or 16" circular needle (I used size 9) and knit every stitch front and back. You want to double the number of stitches you have. Then count up what you've got and divide them up in your head so that all your cables and whatnot have a place to be. I like to draw a circle on paper and do wagon-spokes to make sure everything fits. That is where the math is. Then you just knit in your Aran pattern for about 7 or 8 inches, K2tog until you just have a few stitches left, run the thread through the hole and pull shut, bind off.
Beauty.

I used a 6-stitch cable, a 7-stitch panel of seed stitch, and a 5-stitch panel of stockinette with a 3-stitch bobble on it in the rows where I twisted the cables. I made it up. Basically. =)

So a Shannon's  Aran repeat would look like this:

*p2,k6,p2 (cable), k5 (bobble)  k1, p1 over next seven stitches (seed stitch), k5 (bobble). Repeat from star to end.
The cabling/bobbling row, every eight rows, looks like this:

*Cable: p2, slip 3 stitches to cable needle, hang in front. k 3, k 3 from cable needle, p2./Cable. Bobble: k2, k,p,k into next stitch, turn work, p 3, turn work, k 3, slipping first two stitches over last stitch, k2. /Bobble.Seed: (k1, p1) over next seven stitches. /Seed. Bobble: k2, k,p,k into next stitch, turn work, p 3, turn work, k 3, slipping first two stitches over last stitch, k2. /Bobble.

Nifty Tip:  If you end up with a few stitches too many or too few, increase or decrease. No one will ever know.


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Or Borg helmet.
Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on January 04, 2007 01:11:47 PM
i absolutly love it
its gorgeous


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Or Borg helmet.
Post by: shara on January 04, 2007 01:20:06 PM
fabulous! 
i was knitting a hat that i was so MEH about (and almost done too!) i think i am gonna rip it up and make one like this! :D


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Or Borg helmet.
Post by: roxybadoxy on January 04, 2007 02:20:20 PM
once again gorgeous! the details on the hat look amazing. the pom pom adds a really cute/fun touch to the elegant hat.


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Or Borg helmet.
Post by: lupinbunny on January 04, 2007 03:35:02 PM
so is it doubling the number of stitches in the ribbing that accounts for the way that cables pull in? (trying to understand the theory of cables-pulling-things-in right now)


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Or Borg helmet.
Post by: myloveasdeep on January 04, 2007 05:11:13 PM
Well, yes, in part. The main reason for doubling the stitches is to create the beret shape. If you didn't double them, it would just be a normal hat. But you're right, if you had a lot of cables, you might want to compensate for that by increasing some more stitches, maybe to 150% of what you started with the ribbing, after the first increase row. I don't have an equation for that, though. =)


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Or Borg helmet.
Post by: the noodle princess on January 09, 2007 06:09:04 PM
i love it. some day when i'm a more experienced knitter i'll try it.


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Or Borg helmet.
Post by: afallows on January 10, 2007 09:30:07 AM
Wow... I want to make this beret so badly. I like that it's floppy and not a hard beret shape... so pretty!


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Or Borg helmet.
Post by: swshrmuffins on January 10, 2007 08:24:50 PM
What is the Aran pattern you used? It's perfect. I would absolutely LOVE to make this!


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Or Borg helmet.
Post by: myloveasdeep on January 11, 2007 05:15:50 AM
Well, I used a 6-stitch cable, a 7-stitch panel of seed stitch, and a 5-stitch panel of stockinette with a 3-stitch bobble on it in the rows where I twisted the cables. I made it up. Basically. =)

I put some new directions in the beginning for ya, though!


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Now with Wimpy Tutorial.
Post by: jezze on January 11, 2007 10:28:39 AM
It's great! Bit hot where I live for hats, but I'm saving the tutorial for winter. Thanks for posting it!


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Now with Wimpy Tutorial.
Post by: swshrmuffins on January 11, 2007 12:11:52 PM
Spiffy! Thanks so much darlin'!!!


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Now with Wimpy Tutorial.
Post by: lollie_fish on January 05, 2008 09:17:25 AM
I love it soooo much! Here is mine.  I had to unravel it a few times because I knitted it on the plane.  And I guess I was tired, or it was dark, or something because when I got it intuit he daylight it had so many holes and dropped stitches I didn't know what it was meant to be!  Anyway thnx for the tut!  I love my new hat!

Here is the link to photo's!

http://a7.vox.com/6a00e39898b7cb000400e398cf383f0003-pi

http://a3.vox.com/6a00e39898b7cb000400e398cf17930001-pi


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Now with Wimpy Tutorial.
Post by: WIPs on January 05, 2008 12:58:24 PM
Yours is really cute! Like the pom pom!


Title: Re: Black Aran Bobble Beret. Now with Wimpy Tutorial.
Post by: Bookaholic on October 12, 2008 09:32:38 PM
I don't quite understand the bobble part :(