Friday, July 25, 2008

Skidoo Fixation Hat Pattern

I have had two wonderful people send me yarn. As soon as I opened one of the boxes my dad said, “That’s Skidoo Yellow!!!!! I bet that would make a great helmet liner hat that wouldn’t be itchy or tight.” It was obvious in that moment the yarn had no choice. All the patterns I found used really small gauge which is 1) a pain and not very quick which a stockinette stitch hat has to be if it wants to get finished and 2) requires a ton of yardage which is "Like so not cool". So I winged it. I was worried about having enough yarn because my dad has a biggish head. There was plenty leftover though!!! I have never worked with Cascade fixation before but it was awesome!!!!!!! SO lovely!
I like that the hat is a simple helmet liner on him. On my smaller head it kind of has a reggae look but I can fold up the bottom as shown down the page and it looks like Meg's hat from Family Guy! And because the yarn is so stretchy even when it's folded up it's not going anywhere!!!
I didn't get a row gauge but that is the less crucial of the two because you can always knit more rows, but the gauge for the stitches was 5 sts per inch. I made sure I didn't stretch the yarn while I knit with it. Keep it loose people!!!
Size 8 circulars and/or dpns
1 Skein Cascade Fixation
Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
Stitch marker (To Mark Beginning/End of row)

Cast on 94 sts, Place marker and join in round.
Do 1/2-1" of K1 P1 Ribbing

Stockinette stitch to you desired length (For a helmet liner make it the same approximate length as you would a normal close fitting beanie or for the reggae/fold up Meg's hat make it a couple inches longer)
Being decrease rows switching to dpns as needed
*K21, K2tog, K22, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
*K8, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
*K7, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
*K6, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
*K5, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
*K4, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
*K3, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
*K2, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
*K1, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
K2tog across.
You can either cut the yarn and thread the tail through the remaining stitches and pull up tight or flip the needles to the inside of the work and do 3 needle bind off. It makes the top of the hat look sooooooo much nicer!!! I tried to show this in the bottom pic but the yellow hurt the camera :) Weave in your ends and you are done!
I know this is a really simple pattern but I thought I would put it out there for those people who don't want to take the risk of winging it, and can't find a pattern to use up that ball of Cascade fixation.
Because this is such a simple pattern please feel free to sell hats made from this pattern but please do not sell the pattern. If you would like to share the pattern please share the link and not the pattern itself! Happy Knitting!!!


Jean said...

Hurray for new yarn! The hat is very cheerful and your hair is darling. I look forward to seeing what you post next.

Anonymous said...

That colur is amazing and you look good too. Hopoe you're feeling better

Vallieskids said...

I love it. And it is perfect!
Thanks for sharing more awesome patterns.

Anonymous said...

I love your hair that color. The hat is really nice too.

Savannah said...

Nice would definitely stand out if you wore it under a is that bright!

Grace said...

That's cute and nice color. It;s good to look to bright color. Thanks for sharing the pattern, it would be great to create something like that.

Mary from robe asymétrique soirée