Friday, February 23, 2007

Seed Stitch Hat For My Man Pattern

This is a hat I designed on a hat knitting spree while my fiance was away. I wanted something where I could do mindless knitting but still have some kind of design element to it. I went for classic seed stitch. This hat cannot be made for profit and if you want to share the pattern please share the link and not the pattern itself.

Supplies Needed:
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Size 8 circular Knitting needles and/or dpns (Switch to dpns when knitting becomes too small for circular needle or do the whole thing on dpns)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Marker for indicating begining of round.

To Make The Hat:

Cast On 8o stitches and do approx. 1 inch of K1, P1 ribbing.

Row1:Knit in front and back of the first stitch *K1, P1* repeat from * to * to end of row.

Row 2: *P1, K1* repeat from * to * to end of row.

Row 3: *K1, P1* repeat from * to * to end of row.

Repeat rows 2&3 until hat is desired length

Begin Decrease Rows: (You can continue to maintain the seed stitch pattern or switch to stockinette as it can be tricky to continue the seed stitch. The key thing to remember about seed stitch is that all the stitches that were knit in the previous row are purled and vice versa.) The directions below are written for if you switch to stockinette. If you wish to continue in seed stitch follow the same general decrease.

Decrease Row 1:K2tog, K7, K2tog, *K8, K2tog* repeat from * to *

Decrease Row 2: *K7, K2tog* repeat from * to *

Decrease Row 3: *K6, K2tog* repeat from * to *

Decrease Row 4: *K5, K2tog* repeat from * to *

Decrease Row 5: *K4, K2tog* repeat from * to *

Decrease Row 6: *K3, K2tog* repeat from * to *

Decrease Row 7: *K2, K2tog* repeat from * to *

Decrease Row 8: *K1, K2tog* repeat from * to *

Decrease Row 9: *K2tog* repeat from * to *

Cut yarn, Thread through Remaining stitches and pull tight. Weave in ends. Enjoy!


Marti said...

Hey Kodi
Another great hat pattern. I am so impressed with your knitting! I am going to make this one for me but with a rolled brim. I dont look good in beanies.......
I have been waiting and waiting for you to post another pattern. So glad you did!

bethalicous said...

Thank You Thank You Thank You!!
This seed stitch hat is perfect inspiration for a long time, not very technical knitter! all your hats are absolutely lovely!!!!

Kody May said...

Thanks so much!! I love seed stitch because it is both easy and gorgeous! Happy Kniting and I hope you find plenty more hats to knit on the site.

Anonymous said...

SO I am new to knitting and I think that I bought circular needles that are a tad to big for when I start decreasing to finish the hat. How would I use regular needles to finish the hat?

Kody May said...

you will either need to use double pointed needles or look up the magic loop method which will show you how to use the ciruclars you have during the decrease row.

Anonymous said...

hi!! This is the first hat I've ever made and I really want it to come out well. I had to increase the number of stitches because of the gauge and the size of the knitting needles. So I cast on 86 stitches but now I'm up to the decrease and I'm kind of lost. How would I decrease in seed stitch from 86 stitches?? Thanks so much, I really love your pattern and the hat if for my boyfriend. I hope to make many many more of your hats for my friends and family (maybe a hat or two for myself too)!!

antennajane said...

hi! this is a lovely pattern and i plan on knitting it for my bro-in-law. he has a rather large head, so i am just wondering what the final dimensions are and if i should increase the cast ons. thank you so much for posting such wonderful patterns for free!

Anonymous said...

Hi.. I love this hat and am making it for a friend. I'm still kind of a beginner and don't understand what you mean when you say 'knit into the front and back of the first stitch' can someone explain that to me.. Thank you for sharing this and your other patterns.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful hat! Brilliant!!! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kody, I want to thank you for posting your patterns. I am going to start on one of your hats very soon. You are the best!!

Anonymous said...

I have started your great [& simple] hat. Thank you for the pattern I am curious as to the length you made the hat before you began decreasing.


Anonymous said...

I love the look of this hat. I, too, would like to know how long you recommend before beginning the decrease. Also, you posted decrease directions for working in stockinette. Could you also post directions for decreasing in seed stitch? I'll jump in and take a guess as I go, but hope you'll be able to post them -- looks as if that's what you used for the pictured hat - looks great!

Lisa said...

Thank you for this simple and fun pattern!! It's super easy and I'm trying to make as many hats as possible to send to Japan. :) This is perfect!!

doris said...

I am trying to knit the seed stitch hat but having a problem with the add a stitch. Do I increase a stitch all the way around on the knit stitch or just the 1st stitch. Please help, I am on my 3rd try.