Friday, February 23, 2007

Shandi's In the Round Hat Pattern

A while back my friend Shandi found a hat at the college that she fell in love with. The design was so simple I decided to make one of my own. And then I made a bunch of them because they were so simple. Not only is this hat easy to make in the round you can knit it back and forth as well. To save confusion I am going to give both patterns on this blog but on different pages. Knitting this hat is really simple almost so simple it shouldn't be called a pattern but I wanted to share it anyways because it has a very nice look to it. As always feel free to make one for yourself, for a friend or for charity but not for profit, and if you wish to share the pattern please share the link and not the pattern itself.

Supplies Needed:
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (I used 1 and 1/4 skeins of a multicolor wool I got for $0.50 each at Crafts 2000. Total yardage less than 100 yards)
  • Size 8 circular knitting needle
  • Size 8 DPNS
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Marker (Use to Mark Beginning of round)

There are a couple of ways to begin this hat:
  1. To begin in stockinette and let the hat curl up to the first row of purl bumps possibly further depending on your yarn. This is what has been done in the picture.
  2. To begin with an inch or so of ribbing to form a hat that hugs the face.
  3. To begin in stockinette stitch and once the hat is finished do a crochet border to keep the hat from curling up. (This looks very nice)

To make this hat:

Cast On 80 stitches with circulars switching to dpns when knitting becomes to small. If you are going to do the knitted ribbing then do so now. If you are just going to start in stockinette jump right into the pattern.

Knit 4 rows

Purl 1 row

Repeat these 5 rows until hat is desired length, Ending after a purl row.

Decrease Row 1: *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: Purl

Decrease Row 6: *K4, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

Decrease Row 7: *K3, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

Decrease Row 8: *K2, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

Decrease Row 9: *K1, K2tog* repeat from * to *.

Decrease Row 10: K2tog across

Cut yarn and thread needle. Pull yarn through remaining stitches and secure. Weave in ends. If you chose to do a crochet border add it now. I usually do 1 hdc in each stitch. Then 1dc in each hdc then 1 slip stitch in each dc. Finish off. Sorry the pic below is sideways I couldn't get it right side up form some reason.