Monday, October 01, 2007

Japanese Kanji "Father" Hat Pattern


Japanese Kanji "Father" Hat Pattern:
My Dad wanted a yellow and black beanie (Skidoo Colors) for under his snowmobile helmet this winter. I wanted to make him something special so I charted out the Japanese Kanji symbol for father. He works for Mitsubishi and works with a lot of people who only speak japanese and I just thought it would be neat. Plus I really thought the symbol had a neat look to it. So make one for yourself or a friend but do not sell them and if you share the pattern share the link and not the pattern itself.

Supplies:
  • Yellow Worsted Weight Yarn (Y)
  • Black Worsted Weight Yarn (B)
  • Size 8 Circulars and/or dpns
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Marker to mark beginning of row

To Begin:

With B Cast on 84 stitches and do K1, P1 ribbing

Straight Knit for 5 rows

Row 1) With B K31, With Y K2, With B K17, With Y K3, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 2) With B K30, With Y K6, With B K11, With Y K7, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 3) With B K31, With Y K7, With B K7, With Y K8, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 4) With B K33, With Y K7, With B K4, With Y K6, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 5) With B K36, With Y K5, With B K1, With Y K6, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 6) With B K37, With Y K9, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 7) With B K39, With Y K6, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 8) With B K40, With Y K4, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 9) With B K39, With Y K6, With B Knit the rest of the stiches in this row.

Row 10) With B K39, With Y K6, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 11) With B K38, With Y K3, With B K2, With Y K3, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 12) With B K38, With Y K3, With B K3, With Y K3, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 13)With B K37, With Y K3, With B K4, With Y K3, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 14) With B K36, With Y K4, With B K5, With Y K3, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 15) With B K32, With Y K1, With B K3, With Y K3, With B K7, With Y K3, With B K3, With Y K2, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 16) With B K31, With Y K3, With B K2, With Y K3, With B K7, With Y K1, With B K4, With Y K4, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 17) With B K31, With Y K4, With B K15, With Y K5, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 18) With B K31, With Y K5, With B K13, With Y K5, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 19) With B K32, With Y K5, With B K11, With Y K5, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 20) With B K33, With Y K5, With B K9, With Y K5, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 21) With B K34, With Y K4, With B K8, With Y K5, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 22) With B K35, With Y K4, With B K6, With Y K5, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 23) With B K36, With Y K3, With B K5, With Y K5, With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

Row 24) With B K37, With Y K1,(Tie off Yellow Here) With B Knit the rest of the stitches in this row.

With Black continue knitting until hat is desired length, then begin the decrease rows.

DecR1) *K18, K2tog* Repeat from * to *.

DecR2) *K8, K2tog* Repeat from * to *.

DecR3) *K7, K2tog* Repeat from * to *.

DecR4) *K6, K2tog* Repeat from * to *.

DecR5) *K5, K2tog* Repeat from * to *.

DecR6) *K4, K2tog* Repeat from * to *.

DecR7) *K3, K2tog* Repeat from * to *.

DecR8) *K2, K2tog* Repeat from * to *.

DecR9) *K1, K2tog* Repeat from * to *.

DecR10) K2tog across the row. Cut yarn leaving a tail to thread through remaining stitches and pull up tight. Weave in all ends. Happy Knitting!

8 comments:

Silvia de Castillo said...

Kody, hi again! This is your fan from Guatemala City and I'd like to ask you something. Told you not long ago that I cannot use circulars yet, therefore my hats are all knitted flat. How can you adapt a pattern that calls for circulars to straight needles? And also, I read somewhere that to make the seaming of a hat knitted w/straights easier, all you have to do is add 2 st to the original CO number and these 2 st are going to be your seam. What do you think?

Kody May said...

I've also heard that 2 sts thing. It usually applies to hats that are patterned with k and p variations right up to the very edge. To make a hat flat that calls for in the round you usually have to reverse every other row changing k to p and vice versa. One tip I have found is if you use two sets of circulars it is often less akward. Hope it helps!

t said...

Hi Kody this is a cool hat, I am planning on making it for my dad, can u tell me what is the size of your pattern? as in the circumference of head?

Anonymous said...

hello kody,
I'm a new fan of your work. but I have a ?...(so new at this) When you knit in the round to add the color for the letter..do you carry the color around with the main color or leave it hanging..or keep cutting and reattching the color as the pattern come up?

Kara said...

Do you not have a chart for this? I'm about halfway through, and I think I made a mistake somewhere!

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