Saturday, September 29, 2007

Hindu Aum (Om) In The Round Hat Pattern



Hindu Aum (Om) In The Round Hat Pattern:

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 (see side bar containing patterns) and an in the round version (this one). 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 Circulars and/or dpns



  • 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 four rows 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 K45, With B K7, With A Knit 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 K44, With B K3, With A K4, With B K2, With A Knit 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 K44, With B K2, With A K7, With B K1, With A Knit 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 K33, With B K6, With A K2, With B K2, With A K1, With B K2, With A K8, With B K1, With A Knit 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 K33, With B K2, With A K4, With B K3, With A K3, With B K4, With A Knit 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 K33, With B K2, With A K2, With B K4, With A K3, With B K2, With A Knit 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 K36, With B K3, With A K5, With B K1, With A Knit 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 K37, With B K6, With A K3, With B K7, With A Knit 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 K35, With B K4, With A K4, With B K2, With A Knit 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 K35, With B K2, With A K3, With B K4, With A K2, With B K1, With A Knit 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 K47, With B K1, With A Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Continue knitting with color A here until hat is almost desired length. Then begin the decrease rows:
DR1: *K9, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
DR1: Knit
DR3: *K8, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
DR4: Knit
DR5: *K7, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
DR6: Knit
DR7: *K6, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
DR8: Knit
DR9: *K5, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
DR10: Knit
DR11: *K4, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
DR12: Knit
DR13: *K3, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
DR14: Knit
DR15: *K2, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
DR16: Knit
DR17: *K1, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
DR18: Knit
DR19: K2tog across.
Cut yarn leaving a bit of a tail, and thread yarn through remaining stitches draw up tight. Weave in all ends and enjoy!

19 comments:

Blogless Samantha said...

Hey, love that hat! I'm a regular reader but I've not commented before. I have a tattoo of an OM on my stomach, now I can say my stomach is on a hat :)
I made your kisses and hugs hat, it rocks. Thanks and keep them coming x

The Holistic Knitter said...

love this hat - thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

From Alison in the UK

The hat is gorgeous (all your hats are), and so is your boyfend (or fella as we would call him here. Don't worry - I'm old enough to be his mother).

I always look at your patterns which I access from Knitting Pattern Central. I'm fairly new to knitting and will let you know when I use any of your patterns.

Kody May said...

thank so much! He's a looker isn't he lol. When my mom first saw him she said "he's really good looking are you sure he likes you?"
I look forward to hearing from you when you make one. Lots more hats coming!!

Anonymous said...

So I love all of your hat patterns. But the one thing that I'm stuck on is when you add the color, how do you keep it in just the front? Or do you carry it all the way around? Please help. Thanks and keep up the Great work.

Kody May said...

That is why I often prefer to do hats with intarsia in the front flat. You do have to carry it all the way around in this one, or do the flat version and pick it up when you get back to that area. If you do the armenian method of stranding it's much easier to carry it all the way around the hat.

Anonymous said...

LIVING

GOD PARAMATHMA AUMKARAM

“AUM AMMA”

The Mantra AUM (OM) appears shining on
Aum Amma’s Forehead.


A True Miracle in Tiruvannamalai TamilNadu INDIA.


AUMKARAM AUM AMMA IS THE
INCARNATION OF SUPREME TRUTH


“The Whole World is the symbol of “AUM”[OM].
The Past,Present,Future and that which is
beyond(Paramatma), These three periods of
time are also just “AUM”.”

- Mandukya Upanishad


www.aumamma.com
youtube - Paramatma Aum Amma
www.aumamma.org

The Holistic Knitter said...

Hi - going on a Buddhist retreat next week - makingthis hat to take with me so I can go on some lovely walks while I'm there, without getting a cold head.
many thanks, Lynda

la Güera said...

Saw that The Holistic Knitter was going to make this...I need to, too! I also have the Om tattooed, but on my back. I love the symbol and its meaning.

And, mothers. Gah. Of course he likes you, you're stunning!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this pattern. I made it into a stocking cap long tail . My 13 year old told me I look like a AUM GNOME. I love it!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this pattern. I made it into a stocking cap long tail . My 13 year old told me I look like a AUM GNOME. I love it!

Sara said...

Love the pattern! I made it as a Christmas present for a college friend who has the tattoo on her back. Such a quick knit too, I made it in one night (and its good that I did, I'm heading back to school tomorrow) I'm sure she'll love it. Thanks for the wonderful patterns!

Layla said...

You rock. I love your hats. I'm currently making the OHM one because I'm into ethnic things. But don't listen to your momma, you're SO beautiful.

Rachel said...

Hey, I was wondering how you went about designing the pattern. I'm trying to make a hat for my boyfriend that has a symbol on it that has some curved lines and I can't get the pattern right for the curves to come out smooth. Any tips or hints for me?

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Anonymous said...

Can I ask you why you are telling us not to sell the Om Hat? Its seems that once a pattern is put in a public website that we can do as we prefer. You are not selling the pattern so what is the big deal about this pattern? I knit many, many hats and sell them and then I donate the funds to physically challenged persons. I don't understand how you can tell us NOT to sell it...how does that affect you? Do you want me to give you some of the money I sell the hat for, then give the balance to the physically challenged people? I can do that to make you happy.