okay...i'm just back from my son's soccer tournament (third place, yay!) and before I take off for a round of trick-or-treating with the "gang" i'll quickly post the promised pattern for the...
big river hat
this pattern has not been test-knit (except by me) nor has it been edited...if you find any mistakes, please let me know!
- 2 skeins of sport weight wool--colors A & B. I used Brown Sheep's Nature Spun Sport and Top of the Lamb sport...
- 1-16" circular US size 3
- 1-set of US size 3 dpn's
- tapestry needle
- 6 stitches and app. 9 rounds per inch in stockinette
rounds 1 & 3: Knit
round 2: Knit 3, purl 1
round 4: Knit 1, purl 1, knit 2
With color A, cast on 120 stitches. Join work (careful not to twist!). Knit for 1"-or-so (about 9 rounds). Purl one round. Change to color B and knit one round; knit one round with A. Repeat these two rounds twice more--6 rounds in stripe pattern. Purl one round with A. Change to B and work 6 repeats of purl dot pattern (above) for about 2.5" (app. 24 rounds). With A, knit one round, purl one round.
Continue knitting with A for approximately 1"-1.5" (about 9-14 rounds).
Shape crown: This is a good time to try the hat on--if you want it shorter, tick back a few rounds. If you need it longer, add a few more rounds before beginning the crown shaping. You will shape the crown by decreasing 8 stitches, evenly spaced, every other round until you have
Round 1: Knit 13, knit 2 together (k2tog) to end of round--112 stitches remain
Round 3: Knit 12, k2tog to end of round--104 stitches remain
Round 5: Knit 11, k2tog to end of round--96 stitches remain
Continue this way, decreasing 8 stitches every other round, evenly spaced, until you have 64 stitches, change to double pointed needles, then decrease 8 stitches EVERY round until 8 stitches remain. Break thread, pull through these 8 stitches and tack down well on wrong side. Weave in all threads and wet block...Wear the hat pulled down like a beanie, or pull the crown to one side and pin with a big kilt pin (or maybe a stitch holder?...hee, hee)...
et voilà !!!
© 2010 pamela w allen designs I am happy to share this pattern with knitters. It may be used for non-commercial, personal or charity knitting.. It is not to be used in any publication, nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without written permission.
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