Thursday, 13 January 2011

Skye Hat

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Here it is - Skye Hat - finally photographed and typed up.

It's very comfortable to wear and I'm really pleased with the shape. If you want to make your own, here are the instructions:-

SKYE HAT

A textured slouchy beanie, knitted in the flat with straight needles.

One size – to fit average adult head

1 x 50g ball of 4 ply yarn in main colour (I used Rowan Scottish 4ply Tweed but this is now unfortunately discontinued)
A very small amount of 4ply in contrast colour for casting on.
Needles –
1 pair 3mm needles (US 2 ½)
1 pair 3.25mm needles (US 3)

Tension
26sts and 40 rows to 10cm measured over pattern using 3.25mm needles

Abbreviations
CC – contrast colour
MC – main colour
k – knit
p - purl
m1 – make one stitch by picking up the loop before the next stitch and knitting into the back of it.
st – stitch
yrn – yarn round needle (making a stitch)
sl – slip
tog – together
psso – pass the slipped stitch over

HAT
Cast on 140 sts with 3mm needles and CC.
Break off CC and join in MC.
k2, p2 to end.
p2, k2 to end. Repeat last two rows 5 times more. 12 rows worked in total.

Change to 3.25mm needles.
Increase row – k2 (m1, k5) to last 3 sts, m1, k3. [28 increases, 168 sts]
Knit 1 row

Commence pattern –
Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Eyelet row – k3 (yrn, k2tog, k2) to last st, k1.
Purl 1 row
Knit 2 rows

Repeat the last 6 rows 6 more times.


Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k18) 8 times. [152 sts]
Purl 1 row
Work eyelet row
Purl 1 row
Knit 2 rows

Work the 6 rows of the pattern

Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k16) 8 times. [136 sts]
Purl 1 row
Work eyelet row
Purl 1 row
Knit 2 rows

Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k14) 8 times. [120 sts]
Purl 1 row
Work eyelet row
Purl 1 row
Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k12) 8 times. [104 sts]
Knit 1 row

Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k10) 8 times. [88 sts]
Purl 1 row
Knit 2 rows

Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k8) 8 times. [72 sts]
Purl 1 row
Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k6) 8 times. [56 sts]
Purl 1 row
Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k4) 8 times. [40 sts]
Knit 1 row
Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso, k2) 8 times. [24 sts]
Purl 1 row
Decrease row – (sl1, k2tog, psso) 8 times. [8 sts]
Break yarn and thread through remaining 8 sts. Pull up tight and fasten off securely. Join back seam.

3 comments:

  1. This hat is really cute! I think I'm going to make one :) Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.

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  2. Im a beginner and this hat is cute but i was wondering if you make it flat at first then how do you join the back seam to make it round and look like a hat?

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  3. Hi, this hat is knitted flat, so when the knitting is complete you will need to backstitch along the back seam to form a round. The hat shape is created as you knit - the stitches are reduced to form the crown. The final 8 stitches are pulled up tightly to fasten off. I hope this helps.

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