Monday, February 13, 2006

Green Hat



It's happened - I'm knitting without a pattern. Nicky Epstein's books on decorative edgings have really inspired me to just branch out on my own! Armed with the stitches, Ann Budd's Handy Book of Patterns, and some size changes from the internet, I'm starting to design my own things.

Above you see a green pillbox hat using the twisted openwork rib described in Knitting Over the Edge. Here is a detail of the stitch pattern:



And here is the pattern if you'd like to try it. If you do end up knitting it, I'd appreciate seeing a picture of the final product and also any feedback on problems with the pattern:

Green Pillbox Hat

6 - 12 month size (16" interior circumference, but it's stretchy)

Materials:
Part of one skein of Knitpicks Sierra in Leaf, or another bulky yarn.
Size 7 dp needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 15 stitches & 21 rows across 4" in stockinette

CO 72 sts evenly across four dp needles and join for working in the round, being carefuly not to twist stitches. Place marker.

Knit the first six rounds (stockinette)

Begin pattern:
Rounds 1, 2, and 3: *K3, P1, rep from * to end
Round 4: *YO, K3tog, YO, P1, rep from * to end
Rounds 5, 6, and 7: K1, P1, *K3, P1, rep from *, end K2
Round 8: K1, *YO, K3tog, YO, P1, rep from *, end the round by knitting the last two stitches together with the first stitch of the next round, and shift the marker over to the new beginning stitch of the round

Purl the next four rounds (reverse stockinette)
Knit two rounds

Begin decreases, switching to 3 dpn when necessary:
Round 1: *K7, K2tog, rep from *, 64 sts remain
Round 2: *K6, K2tog, rep from *, 56 sts rem
Round 3: *K5, K2tog, rep from *, 48 sts rem
Round 4: *K4, K2tog, rep from *, 40 sts rem
Round 5: *K3, K2tog, rep from *, 32 sts rem
Round 6: *K2, K2tog, rep from *, 24 sts rem
Round 7: *K1, K2tog, rep from *, 16 sts rem
Round 8: *K2tog, rep from *, 8 sts rem

Here's what the decreases look like:



Break yarn & thread through remaining stitches. Pull to close gap; weave ends in.
I made a pompom for the top of the hat, but you could leave it unadorned as well, or finish it however you'd like.

Copyright 2006 Windansea
For personal use only

13 comments:

Trish said...

Very stylish indeed.

Would you consider designing a matching sweater?

Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Trish

Windansea said...

Hi trish, I have made a little cardigan to match - actually I made the sweater first and then the hat. I'll post it in the next couple of days along with the pattern; I'm just looking for the perfect green ribbon to make a tie closure in the front. Thanks for visiting!

CurlyQDesigns said...

Congratulations!!! How wonderful to be designing your own work! I am both excited for you and envious of you... but truly - celebrate this success!! I will be continuing to watch to see what else you will produce... this is a great first pattern!!! Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

I am a fairly new knitter, can you use circular needles for this instead of the dpn ones? thanks , Mary

JLydston said...

This is a beautiful hat. Is it possible to convert it to an adult size? I'm looking for something to wear out on those days I don't feel like doing much with my hair.

Windansea said...

Hi Anonymous, circulars are fine and interchangeable with DPNs until the work gets to small to use them - so go for it! Lydia

Windansea said...

Hi jlydston - Thanks! I only made the one small size, but it's over a repeat of 4 with decreases over 8, so I would size up by casting on some larger multiple of 8 and try that; however, you'd also need it to be taller....hmmmm. You could add another pattern repeat in that section as well, I guess.

Another option is to use a larger gauge and see how that works!

Sorry not to be more concrete - I made this so long ago I can't remember much about it anymore!! I have other adult hats you can access on the free patterns section of my main page. Lydia

demondoll said...

I'm coming in very late- came across your pattern and just want to thank you. It's beautiful!

Ratidzai said...

Thank you very much for the pattern, its beautiful. I'm midway knitting the hat and i don't quite understand round 4 (*YO, K3tog, YO, P1) The last stitch in round 3 ends with a purl stitch so the yarn will be in front. To knit the next stitch i obviously have to put the yarn at the back , is this the YO you mean or i have to bring it around again. Help anyone?

Barbara said...

I’m Barbara and I write from Milan, in Italy.
I follow your wonderful blog for some time, I am particularly interested the pattern that you published

GREEN SWEATER AND GREEN HAT

I ask permission to italian translation for make it known to my knit-friends for www.megghy.com
Naturally, I will send you PDF italian transalation for your use
In the transalation will insert the link to your blog and I will quote you as an author.
The italian translation of your pattern is solely for personal use, non-profit
Thank you very much for your permission.
Await your response .
I am very glad to have met you

Thanks

Barbara Ajroldi
barbara.ajroldi@alice.it

Hilda said...

Good morning,
our names are Giulietta Lorenzini and Marina Simone and we are the moderators of the world Knit of the Blue World Forum (http://www.megghy.com/forum/).
Some time ago one of the moderators of your forum, Mrs. Barbara Ajroldi, asked your permission to translate one of the models and to make this translation on available of the users of the forum.
This lady (Barbara) has now left our community and we would like to keep the model a vision of our users.
We ask if you could afford to leave the translation available to the members in our forum.
otherwise the translation of the model will be removed.
We greet you cordially.
Giulietta Lorenzini and Marina Simone
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Hilda said...

Good morning,
our names are Giulietta Lorenzini and Marina Simone and we are the moderators of the world Knit of the Blue World Forum (http://www.megghy.com/forum/).
Some time ago one of the moderators of your forum, Mrs. Barbara Ajroldi, asked your permission to translate one of the models and to make this translation on available of the users of the forum.
This lady (Barbara) has now left our community and we would like to keep the model a vision of our users.
We ask if you could afford to leave the translation available to the members in our forum.
otherwise the translation of the model will be removed.
We greet you cordially.
Giulietta Lorenzini and Marina Simone
mondoblu@hotmail.com

Marina said...

poushersGood morning,
our names are Giulietta Lorenzini and Marina Simone and we are the moderators of the world Knit of the Blue World Forum (http://www.megghy.com/forum/).
Some time ago one of the moderators of your forum, Mrs. Barbara Ajroldi, asked your permission to translate one of the models and to make this translation on available of the users of the forum.
This lady (Barbara) has now left our community and we would like to keep the model a vision of our users.
We ask if you could afford to leave the translation available to the members in our forum.
otherwise the translation of the model will be removed.
We greet you cordially.
Giulietta Lorenzini and Marina Simone
mondoblu@hotmail.com