A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 315,037
Currently Running With Scissors:
252 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Pirate hat. yay for cascade 220! edited to add my patt modifications  (Read 2877 times)
Tags for this thread: pattern  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: February 15, 2007 02:49:55 PM »

i have a friend who loves pirates. And her birhtday was Valentine's Day. So i had to make her a we call them pirates hat. BUT i've been kniting a lot of small gauge things, so i knit it on #6 needles, changed the motif repeat accordingly. So basicaly all i use from the patt was the chart.

thanks for looking!
well, i have no life, so here is what i did: as for needles, i used size 6 - both circs and dpns.
gauge: on the pirate chart: (swatch in the round, so your swatches are accurate) 26 sts per 4inches.
size: i made this to fit a small friend's head so if you child has a big head, then it should fit him/her.
cast on 100sts, and knit in k2 p2 for 10 rows.
knit the next row increasing as follows: k 10, pick up st, k 10, pick up st, knit 10, pick up st,knit 10, pick up st, knit 5,pick up st, knit 5 pick up st. Repeat for second half of hat. you should now have 112 sts.
Next Row: start on row TEN of pirate chart. BUT: ignore the first 4 sts. so instead of a 32st chart its a 28 st chart. if you have 112sts, you should repeat this chart 4 times.
next 22 rows: work pirate chart, and end the chart at the top of the second row of pirates' skulls.
k one row
start dec as follows:
k12 sts, k2tog repeat til end of row
k one row
k11 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k10 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k9 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k8 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k7 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k6 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k5 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k4 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k3 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k2 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k one row
k1 sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
k sts k2tog, repeat til end of row
break yarn, thread to a yarn needle, draw yarn thru sts, weave in ends. block. enjoy.

(TO ALTER: i set up the amount of sts to repeat the 28sts chart four times. if this is too big, you can calculate how many sts you would need for a larger or smaller head. then translate that into the chart. IF adding the last half of a chart to you hat would make it too big, just stop in the chart on the last 14sts of the round. Sorry if that didn't make sense! you shouldn't need to alter decs, because if you use the chart its divisbile by 14)
« Last Edit: February 17, 2007 07:29:17 AM by ibunnysavetroy » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2007 04:49:53 PM »

Very cool!

Whatsername KT
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 166
Joined: 03-Jun-2006

Cool People Knit while in line for Concerts

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2007 10:21:21 PM »

Love it, 220 is the best!

I wanna swap! I can knit and crochet pretty much anything (hats, wristwarmers, scarves, Check my blog to see).

My Knitting Blog:
Offline Offline

Posts: 869
Joined: 16-Sep-2005

nerd love.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2007 07:10:23 AM »

So cute!  Where's the pattern from?  I adore Cascade 220. <3

Will private swap for handspun yarn!

My wists.

KER+ Exp+ SPM+(+) Bam++@ Syn+@ Wool+(+)@ Stash++ Scale- Fin--  Ent+ Tex++ Lace++ Int-@ Flat++ Circ+(-) DPN+ !Swatch-- FO+ WIP++ W+@ ALTSw(++)
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2007 07:03:19 AM »

pattern is orginally from http://www.helloyarn.com/wecallthempirates.htm
BUT i cut off the first 4 or 5 sts of the chart and didn't do as many repeats as the patt called for. Also, i did my own decreasing (it you are really interested i'll add it) and added ribbing. the orginal pattern doesnt call for Cascade 220, also.

« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2007 07:08:12 AM »

My little boy is really into pirates, I think I'll have to make it for him.  Thanks for posting this, it looks great!  I like yours better than the one on the website.  Would you mind posting your mods?  I'll keep a look out for them, thanks so much!
Offline Offline

Posts: 211
Joined: 04-Oct-2006

J'adore faire le tricot!

View Profile
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2007 07:22:31 AM »

god, that's beautiful...cascade 220 is fantastic...your stitchwork is lovely!!

"I always knit in class- what, don't you?  It's just that knitting makes everything better.  For example, calculus isn't nearly as scary when you have some nice 1x1 ribbing to focus on..."
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2007 07:28:17 AM »

Thanks for posting the pattern mods.  I will make this for sure!  I really do like your version!
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2007 07:32:30 AM »

thanks,kelliz! it just came from lazyness and being a yankee.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Altered Journal Page
Magic and Luck
Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Pasta Sauce

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

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 ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.