Friday, November 24, 2006

Missing Him on Black Friday Hat Pattern

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Missing Him on Black Friday Hat Pattern
I am extremely fond of Patons Soy Wool Stripes. After I designed the Asminah hat I really wanted to find a way to make a pattern which would cause lace to run across the hat horizontally instead of vertically to maximize the striping of the yarn. I also didn't want it to be too open as I don't like when I can see my messy hair through the hat. This hat is knit on two needles, but does involve some fancy stitches. They are easily mastered but be prepared to try some stitches not used that often.

Materials:

  • Size 8 knitting needles
  • Patons Soy Wool Stripes or other worsted weight yarn
  • Darning needle

NOTE: One of the stitches used in this pattern is P2tog-b where you turn your work so that you can see the back side of the stitches, and insert your needle from the left into the back loops of the second stitch and then the first stitch, and wrap your rayn around the needle in front to make one purl stitch out of them. If this is too awkward for you another way to do it is to purl one, then slip it back to the left hand needle and pass the next stitch over the stitch just purled then slip the st back to the right hand needle and continue. Once you do it you will find it super simple either way.

Pattern:

Cast on 84 sts, and do 1" of K1, P1, ribbing

P(attern) Row 1: Purl

PR2: Knit

PR3: Knit

PR4: Knit

PR5: Knit

PR6: *K1, K2tog, yo, K1, yo, ssk, K1* rep from * to * across row

PR7: *P2tog-b, yo, P3, yo, P2tog* rep from * to * across row

PR8: *K1, yo, K2tog, yo, slip 1, K2tog, psso (pass slipped stitch over the stitch from the K2tog and off the needle), yo, K1* rep from * to * across row

PR9: *P1, yo, P2tog, P1, P2tog-b, yo, P1* rep from * to * across row

PR10: *K2, yo, slip 1, K2tog, psso, yo, K2* rep from * to * across row

PR11: Knit

PR12: Knit

PR13: Knit

PR14: Knit

PR15: Purl

PR16: Knit

Repeat Rows 1-16 twice, then only rows 1-5 once more

Begin Decrease Rows:

D(ecrease) R1: *K10, K2tog* rep from * to * across row

DR2: *P9, P2tog* rep from * to * across row

DR3: *K8, K2tog* rep from * to * across row

DR4: *P7, P2tog* rep from * to * across row

DR5: *K6, K2tog* rep from * to * across row

DR6: *P5, P2tog* rep from * to * across row

DR7: *K4, K2tog* rep from * to * across row

DR8: *P3, P2tog* rep from * to * across row

DR9: *K2, K2tog* rep from * to * across row

DR10: *P1, P2tog* rep from * to * across row

DR11: K2tog across the row

Slip all stitches to the other needle and cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew up side seam. Thread yarn through darning needle and thread yarn tail through remaining stitches and pull tight. Secure and then proceed to sew up side seam. Wear and enjoy!!!

Remember this pattern is free to make for yourself or a friend, but not for selling, and if you want to share the pattern please share the link and not the pattern itself.