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Topic: A hat for Eiley ~ now w/pattern  (Read 3240 times)
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« on: October 07, 2007 10:55:36 AM »

My daughter Eiley requested a purple hat.  I didn't want it to be the typical run of the mill hat, but I also didn't want it to be too challenging that I'd never finish it.  So, I "designed" an old skool ski hat like my Grampy wore way back when.  I used Cascade 220 Quattro and size 8 16" Addis and size 8 DPNs.  Eiley loves it Wink even if it's close to 90 today and she's wearing a Speedo LOL

*please bear in mind this is my first time sharing one of my patterns*
any worsted weight yarn will do, I used Cascade 220 Quattro 1 hank and had a little over a golf ball sized ball left over even after the pompom.

Size 8 16" circular needles and size 8 DPNs

CO 96 sts with circular needle (switch to DPNs when it gets too tight), join for working in the round ~ do not twist Wink , and place marker so you know where you began.

Work K1P1 rib for 8 rounds

Knit 10 rounds

Decrease rounds

Round 19: *K14 K2tog* to end

Round 20-29: Knit

Round 30: *K13 K2tog* to end

Round 31-40: Knit

Round 41: *K12 K2tog* to end

Round 42-45: Knit

Round 46: *K11 K2tog* to end

Round 47-49: Knit

Round 50: *K10 K2tog* to end

Round 51-53: Knit

Round 54: *K9 K2tog* to end

Round 55-59: Knit

Round 60: *K8 K2tog* to end

Round 61-68: Knit

Round 69: *K7 K2tog* to end

Round 70-77: Knit

Round 78: *K6 K2tog* to end

Round 79-85: Knit

Round 86: *K5 K2tog* to end

Round 87-93: Knit

Round 94: *K4 K2tog* to end

Round 95-101: Knit

Round 102: *K3 K2tog* to end

Round 103-109: Knit

Round 110: *K2 K2tog* to end

Round 111-118: Knit

Round 119: *K1 K2tog* to end

Round 120: Knit

Round 121: *K2tog* to end

Bring yarn through and tie off, weave in ends.  Complete with PomPon.  Fin

« Last Edit: October 08, 2007 02:24:46 PM by shopdaughter - Reason: added pattern » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007 11:21:32 AM »

this hat is truly adorable. i wish i was a good enough knitter to design my own stuff!

my wists: http://www.wists.com/yellowblanket

will knit for: earrings, cloth pads, homemade soaps, and handspun yarn. PM me if you want to swap!
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007 01:29:54 PM »

Hey! This is great! I think the pom-pom is my favorite part!  Smiley

Adorable girl! I remember building and playing lego's! I loved them! Oh, who am I kidding?!? I still do!...  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007 03:02:18 PM »

Cute hat!  And I love that she's playing with legos!

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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007 10:21:59 AM »

Thanks!  Once you know the general principles for hats, it's really not difficult to whip up your own design Wink

As for the legos, all 4 kids are lego obsessed lately.  We're talking about doing a stop-motion video for youtube. . . time will tell.

Oh.  If there's any interest, I'd be more than happy to post the pattern here.

« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007 01:19:38 PM »

I'd love to see a pattern - - I try to knit for charity betw. projects, and this would be ideal!

« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007 04:07:55 PM »

very cute...love the color
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2007 08:42:53 PM »

Love the hat and your daughter is absolutely adorable!

I bet she will be the envy of her friends with a hat that is truly an original (since mom designed and made it!)
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2007 07:37:25 AM »

That is too cute!
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2007 08:04:34 AM »

Love it.  Reminds me of Dr Seuss (obviously a big plus)

If it had grown up, it would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.
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