Sunday, November 11, 2007

Generic Hat Pattern For Charts Rounded Top

This is a generic pattern for use with the charts provided on my site. Both sizes are for adults. One for the slightly smaller closer fitting, and one for larger noggins. They are designed to be knit with worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles. Instructions given for both circular and flat knitting.

Cast on 80 (88) stitches

Do desired length of K1, P1 ribbing.

Do 3-5 rows stockinette stitch, on last row before beginning chart place stitch markers you will work chart in between. The distance between the stitch markers will vary depending on the chart you are using. Try to center design on hat if working flat.

Work Chart

Finish desired length in stockinette stitch (For flat knitting end after a purl row) then do decrease rows:

Circular
*K8 (K9), K2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*K7 (K8), K2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*K6 (K7), K2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*K5 (K6), K2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*K4 (K5), K2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*K3 (K4), K2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*K2 (K3), K2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*K1 (K2), K2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*K2tog across (*K1, K2tog* repeat from * to * across.)
For larger size only (K2tog across)

For both sizes Cut yarn leaving long enough tail to thread through remaining stitches and pull up tight. Done!

Flat
*K8 (K9), K2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*P7 (P8), P2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*K6 (K7), K2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*P5 (P6), P2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*K4 (K5), K2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*P3 (P4), P2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*K2 (K3), K2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*P1 (K2), P2tog* repeat from * to * across.
*K2tog across (*K1, K2tog* repeat from * to * across.)
For larger size only (P2tog across)

For both sizes cut yarn leaving long enough tail to thread through remaining stitches AND sew up side seam. Thread through remaining stitches, pull tight, and secure. Sew up the seam. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I used this pattern to make hats for a Ringette team adding numbers and pink tassels to pblack hats( team colours)
They were all thrilled and o e wore hers to Bed !!!
love all your patterns.Havemade many butterfly hats in various yarns for friends and family and loved by all
just love making your hats
Thank you Kody from a 85 year old knitter
Will try and get pictures sometime but have not learnt how to send them yet!!!!!Shirley

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