Saturday, September 29, 2007

Hindu Aum (Om) Flat Knitted Hat Pattern



Hindu Aum (Om) Flat Knitted Hat:

Many people have heard of "Om" as it is common in prayers or mantras, quite often used in yoga. In Hindu it is a symbol of the absolute. Not god but an omnipotent omnipresent force in the universe. The source of all things. Often after a child is born the child is cleansed and the "Om" symbol is written on their tongue with honey. It makes for a neat looking hat and I thought I would share a little background because if you think it looks as neat as I do and decide to make one, you should probably know what it stands for. As always knit one for yourself or as a gift but do not sell them. If you share the pattern please share think link and not the pattern itself. There are two versions of this hat to please everyone. There is a flat knitted version (this one) and an in the round version (see side bar containing patterns). Thanks so much and Happy Knitting!


Supplies:


  • Light Worsted - Heavy worsted Yarn in 2 colors (For best results make sure the yarns are exactly the same weight.

  • Size 8 Straight knitting needles

  • Tapestry needle

(Note this pattern assumes you know basic fairisle technique)


To Make This Hat:


Cast on 88 Stitches with your background color (A)


Work 1 to 2 inches K1, P1 Ribbing


(Knit One Row, Purl One Row) Twice then begin pattern rows


Row 1: With A K46, With B, K5, With A Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.


Row 2: With A P36, With B P7, With A Purl the rest of the stitches in this row.


Row 3: With A K44, With B K9, With A Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.


Row 4: With A P35, With B P2, With A P4, With B P3, With A Purl the rest of the stitches in this row.


Row 5: With A K44, With B K2, With A K6, With B K2, With A Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.


Row 6: With A P34, With B P1, With A P7, With B P2, With A Purl the rest of the stitches in this row.


Row 7: With A K34, With B K2, With A K8, With B K2, With A K7, With B K1, With A Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.


Row 8: With A P33, With B P1, With A P8, With B P2, With A P1, With B P2, With A P2, With B P6, With A Purl the rest of the stitches in this row.


Row 9: With A K33, With B K4, With A K3, With B K6, With A K8, With B K1, With A Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 10: With A P39, With B P4, With A P3, With B P3, With A P4, With B P2, With A Purl the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 11: With A K33, With B K1, With A K4, With B K4, With A K3, With B K5, With A Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 12: With A P42, With B P2, With A P3, With B P4, With A P2, With B P2, With A Purl the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 13: With A K34, With B K6, With A K4, With B K1, With A Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 14: With A P43, With B P1, With A P5, With B P3, With A Purl the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 15: With A K44, With B K8, With A Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 16: With A P35, With B P7, With A P3, With B P6, With A Purl the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 17: With A K35, With B P9, With A Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 18: With A P43, With B P2, With A P4, With B P4, With A Purl the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 19: With A K35, With B K2, With A K4, With B K2, With A K2, With B K1, With A Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 20: With A P41, With B P1, With A P2, With B P4, With A P3, With B P2, With A Purl the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 21: With A K41, With B K2, With A K4, With B K1, With A Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 22; With A P40, With B P1, Fasten off Yarn B, With A Purl the rest of the stitches in this row.

Continue knitting in stockinette stitch with color A here until hat is almost desired length, ending with a purl row. Then begin the decrease rows:

DR1: *K9, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

DR1: Purl

DR3: *K8, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

DR4: Purl

DR5: *K7, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

DR6: Purl

DR7: *K6, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

DR8: Purl

DR9: *K5, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

DR10: Purl

DR11: *K4, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

DR12: Purl

DR13: *K3, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

DR14: Purl

DR15: *K2, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

DR16: Purl

DR17: *K1, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

DR18: Purl

DR19: K2tog across.

Cut yarn leaving long enough tail to sew up side seam. Thread yarn through remaining stitches draw up tight and sew up side seam. Weave in all ends and enjoy!

5 comments:

tarotbytaya said...

Very Beautiful, it warmed my heart to see your creativity. I will make one fo rmy friend named Shanti her name means peace. She will get what this means.

Callm3mam1 said...

Wow...Im so happy to have found this pattern. Im new to your website and I have only been knitting for about 1 year & half but I love all of your creations especially this one. I'm fascinated with the Indian culture you're the only person on the net I have seen so far to combine the two so fabulously, Congrats. ;)

Jenevieve said...

I've loved all of your patterns and when I searched for a pattern for an OM hat I was pleased to see that you've made one! Thanks for sharing! One questions though: What is the gauge for this project? I almost never match the required gauge to a pattern even with the suggested yarn weight and needles so it takes me a few tries with different needle sizes usually.

Mrs. Dennis said...

I love this hat pattern-- could you possibly condense it so I can just knit the hat without the symbol? Yours is the best looking flat knit hat I've seen, and you do a good job explaining how to knit it together at the end.

Thank you! You have some great patterns!

jay paul said...

Nice post! Can’t wait for the next one. Keep stuff like this coming.

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