Friday, February 23, 2007

Soaring Eagles Hat Pattern (Garter Stitch Version)


Soaring Eagles Hat Pattern (Garter Stitch Version)
My fiance loves eagles for some reason. So I wanted to make him a nice hat with an eagle on it since I forbid him from getting anymore tattoos for the time being. The hat looks much more complicated to make than it really is. It is done using slip stitches so you only have to worry about using one color per row. The end result is rather neat if you ask me! So go ahead and make one for yourself, for a friend, or for charity. You cannot sell these and if you must share the pattern share the link and not the pattern itself. I did create two different version of this hat. One is a Garter Stitch design the other is stockinette stitch! Enjoy! Happy Knitting!

Supplies:
Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 different colors (I used Woolease in black and grey). The Color of the Eagle will be color A, The background color will be color B.
Size 8 Straight knitting needles (you can do it on circs back and forth if you wish)
Stitch Markers
Tapestry Needle
IMPORTANT NOTE: ON ALL ODD NUMBERED ROWS SLIP WITH YARN IN BACK. ON ALL EVEN NUMBERED ROWS SLIP WITH YARN IN FRONT!
To Make This Hat:
With Color A, Cast on 88 stitches and do an inch or so in K1, P1 ribbing. On last row work 22 sts, place a marker, work 22 stitches, place a marker, work 22 stitches, place a marker, work 22 stitches. This will make it easier if you lose your place in the repeats.
Row 1:) With Color A- *K10, Slip 2 , K10* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 2:) With Color A- *K10, Slip 2, K10* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 3:) With Color B- *K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K6, Slip 1, K2, Slip1, K2, Slip1, K1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 4:) With Color B- *K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K6, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 5:) With Color A- *K8, Slip 1, K4, Slip 1, K8* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 6:) With Color A- *K8, Slip 1, K4, Slip 1, K8* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 7:) With Color B- *Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K3, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K3, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 8:) With Color B- *Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K3, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K3, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 9:) With Color A- *K6, Slip 1, K8, Slip 1, K6* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 10:) With Color A- *K6, Slip 1, K8, Slip 1, K6* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 11:) With Color B- *Slip 1, K6, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K6, Slip 1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 12:) With Color B- *Slip 1, K6, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K6, Slip 1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 13:) With Color A- *K1, Slip 2, (K1, Slip 1) Twice, K8, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K4* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 14:) With Color A- *K4, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K8, (Slip 1, K1) Twice, Slip 2, K1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 15:) With Color B- *Slip 1, K7, Slip 1, K1, Slip 2, K1, Slip 1, K6, Slip 1, K1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 16:) With Color B- *K1, Slip 1, K6, Slip 1, K1, Slip 2, K1, Slip 1, K7, Slip 1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 17:) With Color A- *(K1, Slip 1) 4 times, K6, (Slip 1, K1) Twice, Slip 2, K2* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 18:) With Color A- *K2, Slip 2, (K1, Slip 1) Twice, K6, (Slip 1, K1) 4 times* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 19:)With Color B- *K9, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K9* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 20:) With Color B- *K9, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K9* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 21:) With Color A- *Slip 1, K7, Slip 1, K4, Slip 1, K7, Slip 1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 22:) With Color A- *Slip 1, K7, Slip 1, K4, Slip 1, K7, Slip 1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 23:) With Color B- *K1, (Slip 1, K2) 3 times, Slip 2, (K2, Slip 1) 3 times, K1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 24:) With Color B- *K1, (Slip 1, K2) 3 times, Slip 2, (K2, Slip 1) 3 times, K1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 25:) With Color A- *Slip 1, K2o, Slip 1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 26:) With Color A- *Slip 1, K20, Slip 1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 27:) With Color B- *K3, (Slip 1, K2) 5 times, Slip 1, K3* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 28:) With Color B- *K3, Slip 1, (K2, Slip 1) 5 times, K3* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 29:) With Color A- *K2, Slip 1, K16, Slip 1, K2* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 30:) With Color A- *K2, Slip 1, K16, Slip 1, K2* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 31:) With Color B- *K1, Slip 1, K3, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1, Slip 2, K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K3, Slip 1, K1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 32:) With Color B- *K1, Slip 1, K3, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K1, Slip 2, K1, Slip 1, K2, Slip 1, K3, Slip 1, K1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 33:) With Color A- *K4, Slip 1, K12, Slip 1, K4* repeat from *to* to end of row.
Row 34:) With Color A- *K4, Slip 1, K12, Slip 1, K4* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 35:) With Color B- *(K1, Slip 1) Twice, K6, Slip 2, K6, (Slip 1, K1) Twice* repeat from * to* to end of row.
Row 36:) With Color B- *(K1, Slip 1) Twice, K6, Slip 2, K6, (Slip 1, K1) Twice* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 37:) With Color A- *K4, (Slip 1, K1) Twice, Slip 2, K5, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K4* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 38:) With Color A- *K4, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K5, S2, (K1, Slip 1) Twice, K4* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 39:) With Color B- *Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K7, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K6, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 40:) With Color B- *Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K6, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1, K7, Slip 1, K1, Slip 1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 41:) With Color A- *K3, Slip 1, (K1, Slip 1) 3 times, K3, Slip 2, (K1, Slip 1) Twice, K3* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 42:) With Color A- *K3, (Slip 1, K1) Twice, Slip 2, K3, (Slip 1, K1) 3 times, Slip 1, K3* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 43:) With Color B- *K1, Slip 1, K18, Slip 1, K1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 44:) With Color B-*K1, Slip 1, K18, Slip 1, K1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 45:) With Color A- *K2, Slip 1, K7, Slip 2, K7, Slip 1, K2* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 46:) With Color A- *K2, Slip 1, K7, Slip 2, K7, Slip 1, K2* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 47:) With Color B- *(S1, K2) 7 times, Slip 1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 48:) With Color B- *Slip 1, (K2, Slip 1) 7 times* repeat from * to * to end of row.
At this point if they length is not long enough you can go back to Row 1 and begin again. You do not have to do all 48 rows over if you go back to the beginning just go until you reach the lenght you wish for. Then begin the decrease rows switching colors after every two rows following wherever you ended off.

DecR1: *K9, K2tog* repeat from * to * to end of row.
DecR2: *K8, K2tog* repeat from * to * to end of row.
DecR3: *K7, K2tog* repeat from * to * to end of row.
DecR4: *K6, K2tog* repeat from * to * to end of row.
DecR5: *K5, K2tog* repeat from * to * to end of row.
DecR6: *K4, K2tog* repeat from * to * to end of row.
DecR7: *K3, K2tog* repeat from * to * to end of row.
DecR8: *K2, K2tog* repeat from * to * to end of row.
DecR9: *K1, K2tog* repeat from * to * to end of row.
DecR10: *K2tog* repeat from * to * to end of row.

Slip all stitches to opposite needle. Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew up the seam. Thread through tapesty needle. One at a time thread stitches onto the tapestry needle and off of the knitting needle. When all stitches have been transferred pull up tight. Secure then sew up side seam. Weave in ends and enjoy.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have knit this hat. I am going to give it to my Daughter's boyfriend.

mindy said...

Fantastic pattern, thanks so much! I'm made it for my sister, she loves it.

Just a note I think there's a mistake on row 31, the stitches add up to 24 not 22. I worked out what it should be by reversing the instruction for row 32 but you might want to fix this up for the next person.

Thanks again! I love your site :)

Mindy

Kody May said...

Thanks I fixed the row! Sorry for the inconvenience!

Anonymous said...

Lovely patterns! I'm going to try working with two colors for the first time but info on technique is limited on the internet. Any possibility of you offering a little "how to use two colors" for the knitting newbies?

Anonymous said...

Dear Kody, I just love your method of using two yarns without having to twist them and carry them along when not needed. What is this method called? It is a little like illusion knitting which I love to do. I have made 2 of your eagle hats, the greeky hat and the beaded headband. I hope to see some more patterns on your blog soon. You are very talented! Sincerely, Carrly

Anonymous said...

Hi Kody May!
Just wondering if you are putting The Phoenix Hat Patterns back up .. they do not open. :( Thank you! xox

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